Mark Logic server is, unbelievably, not supported on Ubuntu 8.10. However, the server runs just fine on that distribution. The following installation instructions might save you some time.
sudo apt-get install rpm
sudo apt-get install alien
When I haven't been too busy with my real job, which is actually pretty interesting and consuming, I've been spending weekends working with some other people on a project that until tonight was called Momentum. Despite how much I like the word, however, "Momentum" is a bad name for the project because it is vague (it's relevance to our project requires an explanation) and because it is taken, in common use, hard to work into a domain name, and so on.
I can't remember where I read this. But it works! If you know where this came from, please help me provide proper attribution in the comments.
To avoid jet lag, follow these steps:
1. Determine your wake-up time in the remote location (example: 7am, London)
2. Convert that time to your local time (example: 2pm, New Providence)
3. Calculate your fast-start time by subtracting 14 hours from the local time (example: midnight, New Providence)
KISS: Use REST always, never SOAP.
I've implemented many Web services using both standards and I can tell you categorically that in hindsight I should have used REST always.
Some time ago, I started to develop programs using tiny, super general, higher-order functions and I began to borrow a little from functional programming. I noticed interesting things about these new programs. They called for special language features that I had until then heard of but never really needed. I'm referring to language features like support for first-class functions, closures, and lexical binding. The programs I produced were smaller and easier to debug than programs written in a traditional procedural style.
The big problem with Perl is that it’s easy to learn, but difficult to learn right. It has a tough learning curve and it can take years to master, even if you already know many other programming languages.
However, I’ve never met a person that uses the advanced features of Perl (closures in an OO context, hash dispatchers, higher-order methods, super general functions, and so on) that didn’t write beautiful, concise, fast, and bug-free code. People that really grok Perl (and there are precious few of those because of the learning curve) don’t bash Perl.