Top 10 Software Development Articles of 2008

Software developers take note: We look back at 2008 and select the best Linux Magazine features of the year.

As 2008 winds down we thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the feature articles we published and pick some of our favorites.

We covered a lot of ground this past year — from Python to MPI, GPUs to NUMA — so without further ado, here are the 10 best software development articles posted to Linux Magazine in 2008.


Getting to Know MDB2

Take the pain out of PHP database programming with a database abstraction layer.
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Sweeten Your Vim with Cream

Frustrated by Vim? Confused about why some swear by it but you can’t figure out how make simple edits? Cream can take the edge off Vim’s learning curve.
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Using Perl and LDAP

A walkthrus of the basics: making connections, creating and modifying entries, and searching.
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Making the Most of Commit Hooks with Subversion

If you’re already using Subversion for version control, extend it with commit hooks to make it a more integrated part of your development workflow.
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Introduction to Python Decorators

Have a web app that occasionally hangs? Use signals to add a timeout to function requests with Python decorators.
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