Getting started with Autotools – GNU Build System on Debian

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If you eat and drink open source, chances are high that you might have downloaded an open source project code, only to see files like: aclocal.m4, configure.ac, Makefile.am, Makefile.in and what not. You might have also used commands like ./configure, make etc but what are these files? Does they really belong to the project you download? Do I need to understand them? In this blog post I look forward to answer all your question, as well as introduce you to not so popular Autotools - A GNU Build System. Setting up Autotools on Debian? Before we go ahead and understand...

Memcached and “N” things you can do with it – Part 1

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In my last post, MySQL Query Cache, WP-Cache, APC, Memcache - What to choose, I discussed in brief about 4 caching technologies which you might have used knowingly or unknowingly. Towards the end, we came to the conclusion that Memcached is the best caching solution when you are looking for speed and number of hits per second. By my experience, Memcached is capable of handling more than 100 Million PV's per month without any problem. However, towards the end, I did also discuss why memcached is unreliable and insecure. In this post, I will dig a level deeper into memcached....