Poised to be the largest gathering of Apache users to date,
ApacheCon 2001 is being held in Santa Clara, USA in April.
Registration at the
ApacheCon site is now open and if you don't want to pay
to see the talks why not go along to the exhibition instead?
A free two-day exhibition runs on April 5th and 6th where you
can explore the exhibit floor packed with leading Apache
supporters. Meet the experts and walk away with free
information and giveaways.
ApacheCon 2001 is advertised as the only Apache event to be
fully supported by the Apache Software Foundation. Apache
founders and leading contributors have designed the technical
program consisting of 40 sessions with over 100+ hours of
instruction. The topics include:
Writing multilingual sites with mod_perl and Template
Slashcode, the bender release
An Introduction to Alexandria
Web Application Technologies - Surveying The Landscape
Managing the Apache HTTP server with SNMP
WebDAV and Apache
Apache Cocoon 2 - What's new
Introduction to the Batik Project
Embperl - Building Dynamic Websites with Perl
Apache Distributed Authoring Environments
Introduction to Mason
Building Web Services with Apache
PHP: Hackers Paradise Revisited
Security Solutions with SSL
Apache and Frontpage extensions
All About Virtual Hosting
Writing Apache Filters
Building an Enterprise Information Portal with Jetspeed
The Tomcat Servlet Container
Building a Large-Scale E-Commerce Site with Apache and
Using Oracle with Apache/PHP - a Dreamteam?
Apache as WAP Server
Using Cocoon to Build Web sites for wireless devices
Apache and LDAP
Planning and programming for Cross Platform
Licensing Issues in Commercial OSS Products
Audio and Apache
Running a Profitable Open-Source Company: A Case Study
Apache Week will be there as always to cover the events, but if
you don't attend you'll miss out on all the fun and the chance
to meet the Apache
This week's hot topic was whether or not the separation of
HTTP code from the "core server" in Apache 2.0 should
continue. One of the goals of Apache 2.0 is that it is
"protocol independent"; so it would be possible to write an
Apache module which implemented, for instance, an SMTP
server. Currently though, the code is still tied to HTTP, and
Ryan Bloom has been trying to change this.
The discussion evolved onto a high-level, trying to address
the general problem of whether fundamental changes should be
made when a beta is just round the corner.
Interest in APR from developers in the Samba-TNG project sparked
some debate about possible new features for APR, and whether
or not Samba-TNG could use the "bucket brigades" API.
In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web
that are of interest to Apache users.
Just before "The JSP Files" series reaches its
fourth segment, about how JSP can be used to process the
data entered into a Web form, the Developer Shed finally
caught up with "Slapping
Together A JSP Development Environment" which was first
"The JSP Files (part 1)". It is about time too as readers
are wondering how to get Apache and Tomcat working together.
Despite being an excellent tutorial, we feel it would be
better off using
mod_jk instead of mod_jserv as
the former replaces the latter in handling the communication
between Tomcat and Apache.
PHP Builder starts newbies off on the right track with "Fundamentals
of Web Application Development". The four important
factors it advocates are security, maintainability, usability
and performance. Code is not provided to illustrate the
principles but it is expected to be forthcoming in the sequel
as this is more of a philosophical article than a technical
your Dynamic Pages Dynamic", John Coggeshall presents
some PHP code snippets. These ensure that web browsers
display the most up-to-date information available from one's
web site by sending the correct HTTP Headers before any