|Windows to UNIX porting, Part 1: Porting C/C++ sources
Software programs are often made to run on systems that are completely different from the system in which the program is coded or developed. This process of adapting software across systems is known as porting. You might need to port software for any one of several reasons. Perhaps your end users want to use the software in a new environment, such as a different version of UNIX(R), or perhaps your developers are integrating their own code into the software to optimize it for your organization's platform.
|Articles||18 Sep 2007|
|Porting open source projects to z/OS UNIX, Part 1: Open source network retriever
Discover tools, techniques, and tips to improve your UNIX and z/OS software ports. This article describes a real-word software port, with examples of how various porting challenges are resolved. If you are a software developer porting software to UNIX, you will find these techniques invaluable in avoiding common pitfalls, resolving bugs, and improving your productivity.
|Articles||13 Apr 2010|
|Windows to UNIX porting, Part 2: Internals of porting C/C++ sources
Part 1 of this series covered the typical C/C++ project types you work with in a Microsoft(R) Visual Studio(R) environment and introduced the processes of porting dynamic and static library project variants to a UNIX(R) platform. Part 2 delves into some of the compiler options used to build Visual C++ projects and the UNIX and g++ equivalents, takes a closer look at the g++ attribute mechanism as it relates to porting, and examines some common problems you might encounter while porting from a 32-bit Windows(R) environment to a 64-bit UNIX environment. It concludes with an overview of concepts for porting multithreaded applications and an example project that shows you how to pull all these pieces together.
|Articles||06 Nov 2007|
|Avoid traps when porting Java Web applications from Windows to AIX
Examine three traps you could fall in when porting Java(TM) Web applications from Windows(R) to AIX(R), and learn how to maneuver around them. When developing applications, you normally do so in a development environment and then deploy to a production environment. If you develop on Windows and deploy to a UNIX(R)-like platform, you might encounter subtle pitfalls. The first trap sets up different line separators in Windows and AIX, the second shows the best approach to locate a file in different development environments and operating systems, and the third is a common exception in socket communication.
|Articles||23 Jan 2007|
|AIX security reporting
Generating IBM AIX security reports should reflect the current security model overview of your system, and these reports can then be presented to managers or audit to show how your AIX system is managed with regards to security. In this article, I will demonstrate what type of attributes could be collected and why.
|Articles||03 Sep 2012|
|AIX as a porting platform
Building applications on a secondary platform is perhaps the simplest definition of a porting platform. This article explores the porting aspects in the context of AIX.
|Articles||24 Nov 2009|
|Port Fortran applications
Discover how to port Fortran-based High Performance Computing applications, such as computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling, weather modeling, and linear algebra packages, using IBM XL compilers and gnu compilers on large clusters. The solutions in this article are equally applicable in all types of porting work in Fortran or any UNIX(R)- or Linux-based systems. Though C/C++ and other programming languages are popular, with strong features and widespread use, Fortran is still the favorite for the scientific and engineering community because of its performance.
|Articles||01 Apr 2009|
|Move data quickly between AIX LPARs using Logical Volume Manager
Migrating data from one LPAR to another can be challenging. You need to set aside some disk space on the new LPAR and create file systems. And whether you choose to copy the data across the network or do a backup and restore, a large amount of data can take many hours to move. Wouldn't it be good if you could gift wrap your data, send it to a new LPAR, and then unwrap it ready to use? The IBM AIX operating system Logical Volume Manager (LVM) lets you do just that by exporting a volume group from one LPAR and importing it to another one.
|Articles||19 Jul 2011|
|LDAP and the iPhone
A multitude of libraries have been written for UNIX systems. Many of those libraries have been released using open source licenses that allow a library's source code to be reused in new projects. By porting an existing library to a new platform, a developer may be able to save the time it would take to duplicate the development work to achieve the same functionality on the new platform. This is the first of a two-part article series on porting the OpenLDAP client libraries to the iOS. Part 1 walks the reader through the steps of importing the OpenLDAP source code into Xcode and building two static libraries for the iOS. Using the Xcode project created in Part 1, Part 2 will guide the reader through the creation a simple iOS application that executes basic queries to an LDAP server using the OpenLDAP libraries.
|Articles||22 Feb 2011|
|REST application programming
Tired of waiting on the GUI to access your energy data? Want to access your data quickly, even at remote locations? With some basic Java programming skills, and investment of your time, you can take advantage the powerful capabilities of the Active Energy Manager REST APIs. This article starts with a basic understanding of REST and RESTful programming and concludes with the development of a AEM REST program for accessing and reporting power usage metrics.
|Articles||21 Sep 2010|
|How to port from IBM AIX to IBM z/OS
This article discusses possible issues that you may encounter when you port XL C/C++ applications from the IBM AIX platform to the IBM z/OS platform. It also discuses ideas and suggestions for getting better performance for the application on the z/OS platform after the porting is completed.
|Articles||17 Aug 2010|
|Python testing frameworks: Selecting and running tests
The recent emergence of industrial-strength Python testing frameworks means that Python tests are being written more succinctly, more uniformly, and with better reporting of results than ever before. This article examines how the three most popular testing frameworks identify and gather tests, and what support they provide for writing entire layers of tests that share common setup and teardown code.
|Articles||23 Jun 2009|
|Python testing frameworks: Finding modules to test
The recent emergence of industrial-strength Python testing frameworks means that Python tests are being written more succinctly, more uniformly, and with better reporting of results than ever before. Here we look at how the leading testing frameworks provide robust auto-discovery of your application tests, and how this replaces the fragile central lists of tests that you used to maintain.
|Articles||02 Jun 2009|
|Python testing frameworks: Make your life easy with a Python testing framework
The recent emergence of industrial-strength Python testing frameworks means that Python tests are being written more succinctly, more uniformly, and with better reporting of results than ever before. This article begins to explore this new world by introducing the leading testing frameworks and looking at their most basic features.
|Articles||05 May 2009|
|Systems Administration Toolkit: Monitor user usage
Explore new ways to record UNIX(R) logins and other system activities in a number of different logs, and take advantage of this information to monitor user usage. This can be helpful from a number of perspectives, either to use for chargeback reporting or just to get an idea of how busy and active individual users are on the system to help when planning and allocating resources.
|Articles||23 Oct 2007|
|Errors: errno in UNIX programs
Learn more than you ever wanted to know about the UNIX standard error reporting mechanism, the errno global variable. You'll also learn about a couple of associated global variables (sys_nerr and sys_errlist) and the standard functions that help you report errors to the user.
|Articles||05 Sep 2006|
|IBM NFS/DFS Authentication Gateway
Take advantage of the new features Network File System Version 4 (NFS Version 4) now has to offer. With the ever-growing storage needs in large enterprises and NFS implementations offering more and more features, it makes business sense for enterprises to migrate to NFS Version 4. In this article, we discuss the need and various strategies for migrating from the IBM Distributed Computing Environment (DCE)/Distributed File System(TM) (DFS(TM)) infrastructure to NFS Version 4 on AIX(R) and Linux(R).
|Articles||26 Jan 2006|