Creating a Groovy ConfigObject from a Closure | Andrew Taylor

The Groovy ConfigObject and ConfigSlurper are very nice for replacing properties and XML configuration files with Groovy. Surprisingly though, there’s no obvious way to get a ConfigObject directly from a closure. The interface requires either the URL or filename of a script file, or a Script object. via Creating a Groovy ConfigObject from a Closure […]

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Open source Graylog puts Splunk on notice | InfoWorld

Splunk, the log analysis system that’s evolved into a full-blown, machine-generated data processing platform (also described as “Google for visual analytics”), faces competition from a rising wave of open source competitors. One of the most prominent, Graylog, has unveiled its formal 1.0 release. Graylog’s success won’t be in meeting or exceeding Splunk’s feature set or […]

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Fully sandboxed, cross-distro Linux apps are almost here | PCWorld

Right now, you get most of your Linux software from your distribution’s software repositories. Those applications have to be packaged specifically for your Linux distribution, and you have to trust them with full access to your Linux user account and all its files.But imagine if developers could distribute applications in a standard way so you […]

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