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A Programmer’s Discussion: Procedural vs. OO

So I have been writing code of one sort or another for over 15 years (mostly Perl) and there is still one thing I don’t get ... what is the advantage of object oriented programming (OOP) over procedural programming (PP)?

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Cultured Perl: Perl and the Amazon cloud

This five-part series walks you through building a simple photo-sharing Web site using Perl and Apache to access Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) and SimpleDB. In this installment, get a feel for the benefits and drawbacks of S3 and SimpleDB by taking a tour of their architectures and starting to design your photo-sharing site.

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5 Python Pluses for the Enterprise

By now, you should at least be passingly familiar with Python. One of the fastest-growing languages, Python has been gaining popularity for years and has reached...

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Guido on the history of Python

Python creator Guido van Rossum has been writing a series on the history of the language; the latest installment is titled From List Comprehensions to Generator Expressions". "Why the differences, and why the changes to a more restrictive list comprehension...

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Next3: Ext3 with Snapshots

The Next3 filesystem offers lightweight snapshots and is compatible with...

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