Reason #486 why I'm grateful for my teammates: Not only do they help me understand what we're covering on developerWorks, but they also clarify why it's cool.
Consider, for example, our new two-part article series, "Scripting KVM with Python," which shows you how to use Python to create scripts for managing virtual machines using Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). Part 1 delves into the basics of scripting KVM using the
libvirtlibrary and Python, while Part 2 shows you how to use those concepts to build utility applications and add a GUI to the mix. An intriguing topic, to be sure, but is it cool? Absolutely, says Open Source zone editor Chris Walden. "Not only can you run an environment on a virtual machine, but you can interact with that machine programmatically without having to be a rocket scientist." When you let users look under the hood and connect with the operational APIs, he says, you can do some pretty amazing things that may not have occurred to the original creators. "That's innovation!"
And that's the kind of insight that keeps you coming back to developerWorks ... and reason #812 why I'm not a rocket scientist.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- Hardware migration using alt_disk_copy: Cloning rootvg (AIX and UNIX)
- Craft a SaaS-oriented vulnerability mitigation policy (Cloud computing)
- Manage and schedule database jobs with the Data Studio Web Console (Information Management)
- Linux for Windows systems administrators: Managing and monitoring the extended file system (Linux)
- Diagnose and debug with Rational Synergy tools and techniques (Rational)
- Explore QTI in depth: Learn about response and result processing for test questions (XML)