Rolling with Ruby on Rails (57 tags)
The Ruby community is abuzz about Rails, a web application framework that makes database-backed apps dead simple. What's the fuss? Is it worth the hype? Curt Hibbs shows off Rails, building a simple application that even non-Rubyists can follow.
Best Windows Admin Downloads (54 tags)
There are more than 9,000 tools, templates, white papers, and other items available from the Microsoft Download Center. Which are the best for Windows administrators? Mitch Tulloch clues you in.
The Ultimate Free Windows Toolkit (31 tags)
You don't have to spend a bundle if you want to keep your network and its servers in tip-top shape. Mitch Tulloch gives you the rundown on the best free tools you can find for system administrators.
Inside Samba: Windows Sharing for the Mac (28 tags)
Samba is one of the most successful open source projects around, and has been ported to Linux, various BSDs, and Darwin/Mac OS X. Currently it provides disk and print shares, acts as a WINS server, and performs NT4 primary domain controller duties. Jason Deraleau takes you inside Samba and shows you how to configure it on your Jaguar Macintosh.
Automating Windows Applications with Win32::OLE (27 tags)
Many Windows applications are surprisingly automable through OLE, COM, DCOM, et cetera. Even better, this automation works through Perl as well. Henry Wasserman walks through the process of discovering how to automate Internet Explorer components to automate web testing from Perl.