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Xen Project 4.5.1 Maintenance Release Available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.5.1. We recommend that all users of the 4.5 stable series update to this first point release.

Xen 4.5.1 is available immediately from its git repository:

    xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.5
    (tag RELEASE-4.5.1)

Python cx_Oracle 5.2 driver for Oracle Database has been released

Anthony Tuininga just released an updated href="https://bitbucket.org/anthony_tuininga/cx_oracle" >Python
cx_Oracle 5.2 driver for Oracle Database. This release brings a
number of enhancements, many of them for Oracle Database 12c features
such as longer VARCHARS.

cx_Oracle 5.2 is the first release Oracle has contributed code for
(thanks Avinash!) so we're pretty happy all around. And a big thank
you to all the other contributors and users who have made this release
possible.

The new code features are:

First Rust Program Pain (So you can avoid it…)

Like many programmers I like to try out new languages. After lunch with Alex Crichton, one of the Rust contributors, I started writing my favorite program in Rust. Rust is a “safe” systems language that introduces concepts of data ownership and mutability to semantically prevent whole categories of problems.

Improving MySQL stability & performance using MySQLTuner - part 1

MySQL is the database engine behind many web applications on the Internet today.

Python – ImportError: No module named memcache

While trying to connect memcached using python I got following error:
ImportError: No module named memcache
Since I imported memcache & it’s not available in my server I got the error message saying that “No module named memcache”.
To resolve this issue we need to install python-memcache module.
Use following command to install python-memcache:
$ pip install python-memcache
If  your OS is Ubuntu/Debian following command also works for you:

Scripting Languages & Oracle: Blogs to Follow

If you haven't come across them, keep an eye on the blogs of Blaine Carter
and
Dan McGhan. They will be posting mostly on developing with Python and Javascript, respectively. Blaine & Dan work at Oracle under the leadership of Steven Feuerstein who is well known in the Oracle PL/SQL world for his enthusiasm for application development.

2015 Xen Project Developer Summit Line-up Announced

I am pleased to announce the schedule for the Xen Project Developer Summit. The event will take place in Seattle on August 17-18, 2015.

Ubuntu desktop change nameservers permanently

To change nameservers permanently in Ubuntu Desktop Version we need to update /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head file with desired list.
Following is the procedure to change nameservers permanently:
Open /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head file with your favourite editor:
sudo vim /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head
Add following lines to /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head, save & exit from the file

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