MariaDB launches a new enterprise-focused open source database
MariaDB Corporation has announced the launch of MariaDB TX 2.0, an open source database solution specifically targeted at enterprises. The company has incorporated its latest technology, tools and services in the new database to deliver an advanced …
News story posted on 2017-05-24T13:19:00
MariaDB launches a new enterprise-focused open source database
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Bloomington, IL Faith & Finances Certification (Summer 17)
Faith & Finances training equips your church to help the materially poor in a way that leads to long-term change. By starting Faith & Finances, your church can walk alongside low-income people as they overcome financial obstacles and steward the gifts God has given them. Created by the Chalmers Center, Faith & Finances facilitator training will equip you with the confidence and skills to: Create a financial education ministry plan tailored to your community Mobilize people in your church to build authentic, supportive relationships with people who are poor Walk alongside low-income people as they make practical changes in their finances Apply the principles of When HelpingHurts in your context Cost Through June 4th – $450 June 5th forward – $500 Registration fee is non-refundable and nontransferable once the online course begins on Jun 12, 2017. Note: This training is for facilitators who will be leading the course themselves, not simply representatives from a particular ministry. For certification as a Faith & Finances facilitator, you must: Register and agree to the requirements in the Training Agreement Complete 4-week online orientation that begins June 12 – July 12, 2017 Attend the live training at Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington, IL on July 21 – 22, 2017 where you will network with other facilitators and: Discuss best practices in adult education and the financial literacy climate for low-income people Practice using the Faith & Finances Facilitator Guide Report back annually to Chalmers to maintain a two-year certification Notes About the Live Event at Home Sweet Home Ministries: Breakfast, Lunch and snacks on Friday and Saturday are included in the cost of the training Out of town participants need to make their own housing arrangements Training is from 8am to 5pm on Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturday Minimum software requirements: To participate in the online portion of Faith & Finances training, you will need: An unshared email address for your unique course login Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome to access the course website. Internet Explorer is not recommended. Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading assignments Adobe Flash Player for watching videos Microsoft Word (paid) or OpenOffice (free) for writing assignments
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10 Linux distributions for developers
Linux distributions geared toward casual desktop users are important, but developers also need to use Linux. Developers have different needs than other users, so certain distributions can be better than others for development purposes. But which distros …
News story posted on 2017-05-22T17:07:00
Apache is far and away the most widely used web server platform in the world. This versatile server runs more than half of the world’s existing web sites. Apache is both free and rock-solid, running more than 21 million web sites ranging from huge e-commerce operations to corporate intranets and smaller hobby sites.With this new third edition of Apache: The Definitive Guide, web administrators new to Apache will come up to speed quickly, and experienced administrators will find the logically organized, concise reference sections indispensable, and system programmers interested in customizing their servers will rely on the chapters on the API and Apache modules.Updated to cover the changes in Apache’s latest release, 2.0, as well as Apache 1.3, this useful guide discusses how to obtain, set up, secure, modify, and troubleshoot the Apache software on both Unix and Windows systems. Dozens of clearly written examples provide the answers to the real-world issues that Apache administrators face everyday. In addition to covering the installation and configuration of mod_perl and Tomcat, the book examines PHP, Cocoon, and other new technologies that are associated with the Apache web server. Additional coverage of security and the Apache 2.0 API make Apache: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition essential documentation for the world’s most popular web server.
Asterisk IP-PBX server has so many advantages, at such a competitive cost, that several in the industry take it for granted that businesses know what these advantages are, and fail to provide the information needed by new businesses seeking to gain a better understanding of how Asterisk can advantage them. In South Africa, Asterisk is fast gaining market share. This article aims to answer the basic query for business “What are the advantages of Asterisk and what does open source mean?”.
Asterisk IP PBX benefits
Many of the advantages of the Asterisk IP PBX server come from the very fact that it is an open source product. Several people, especially business people, may find it hard to understand the concepts behind open source, or free software, and why, or how, anyone would use this as a company model for their product. The business models behind open source are several and varied, and I will only deal with this question as it pertains to Asterisk. So how does open source make Asterisk a improved bet for businesses than proprietary open source voip pbx solutions?
Asterisk source code availability, your guarantee for big business continuity
The main query that you would like to answered, as a business man when considering in investing in any solution to your business troubles, besides costs, is whether the company behind the solution has a sound financial footing. Basically will it be around in the foreseeable future to give support and continue to enhance the solution?
The answer to this question, when it comes to Asterisk, has two points. Firstly, Digium, the business behind Asterisk, makes its money from selling Asterisk compatible hardware. So they way Digium has used open source, is very similar to the approach of several other companies when it comes to creating a market for their product or service. Examples where something is given away for “free” abound. A few such examples are:
* cell phone companies giving away discounted mobile phones on agreement, or
* companies that give away free Primus cooking stoves but charging for the gas required to use the stove.
What this means is that Digium is a business that has a solid business model behind it, and it is unlikely to go out of business in the future. The 2nd aspect to this answer, is that open source is precisely your guarantee, that should the company behind an application go out of business, the source code is available for you, or other interested parties to carry on to development and enhance. In today’s global, where brand names often have a shorter life span than your average pet goldfish, there is no assurance that a proprietary vendor will remain in business for any period of time. Just consider the take over of populace Soft by Oracle and the resultant require for People Soft customers to upgrade to Oracle? Or the take over of Sun, again by Oracle? Don’t make the mistake of thinking proprietary and big, is improved. It could be an expensive trap when a competitor takes them over or they simply go out of commerce and you are left with an unsupported application. open source voip phone
Asterisk is freely and simply extensible
Another advantage of using Asterisk, is that is extremely simple to extend. It is extensible in together a hardware and a software sense. From a hardware point of view, it is simple to extend an existing Asterisk solution, without having to throw away hardware you have already invested into. Just as you can extend a PC with peripheral devices, or reuse components in a latest PC, so too with your Asterisk PBX. You no longer have to toss out the old PBX hardware basically to get new features.
From a software point of view Asterisk is simple to integrate into 3rd party applications. Part of the open source philosophy, is the desire to freely integrate with further applications , and to allow other applications to integrate with Asterisk. There is a well defined software api, which allows your local IT division to really exploit the possibilities of computer and telephony integration (CTI). Due to its open source nature, Asterisk has nothing to gain by forcing you to buy a particular call management or reporting software.
Simply switch Asterisk service providers
As Asterisk is open source you are also not locked to one service supplier for your Asterisk support. You are free to switch providers, and be safe with the knowledge that your new service provider will not have to deal with any proprietary extensions, hardware or software config. No longer do you have to live with a bad option you made years ago. If you want better service, simply find a improved service provider.
Asterisk is extremely cost effective
Of course this is the main advantage of Asterisk that first brings Asterisk to the attention of corporates and companies wishing to cut costs and get better service. The reason that Asterisk is so cost effective, is that it is disrupting a proprietary market where every vendor has its own developed facilities and service provider eco-system for its specific hardware.
There are no economies of scale in production or in the growth of an eco-system around supporting their products. Because of its open nature, Asterisk encourages competition amongst suppliers, lowering the cost of telephony to businesses, and at the same time increasing the level of innovation for the use of telephony solutions in industry.
3 Benefits of Apache Hive View 2.0
Need to build an application around your data? Learn more about dataflow programming for rapid development and greater creativity. Ambari’s Hive View gives analysts and DBAs a convenient web interface to Apache Hive which allows SQL analytics, data …
News story posted on 2017-05-14T09:11:00
PCLinuxOS Roll-Up Release: Another Linux installed on my new notebook
I happened across a new ISO image for the PCLinuxOS KDE desktop distribution this week. PCLOS is a classic rolling-release Linux distribution, so this is just a “roll-up” release, pulling all of the updates since the last release together to make new …
News story posted on 2017-05-19T12:30:00