Siddharth Mankad

A Look at the Basics of LVM

This article deals with Logical Volume Management (LVM) and looks at how to set it up. Many years ago, when 2 GB of storage was considered a lot, I beamed with pride after…

eBooks management

Manage Your eBooks with Calibre

Kovid Goyal’s “Calibre E-book Management” is a seamless cross-platform library-management tool for ebooks of almost any format under the sun. Its features boggle the mind. Bibliomania doesn’t get better than this! Read on…

LAMP time!

Setting up a LAMP Server Remotely

It’s been said a million times over — Linux is awesome on servers! With over 60 per cent of the Web’s servers gunning away on the mighty penguin, the robust, resilient, scalable and…

So much to backup

Demystifying Backups

Backups are a crucial part of our digital lives, yet they don’t always get the love they deserve. Keeping backups is sometimes confusing, thanks partly to the jargon — should I have “differential”…

HTML + JavaScript = Android App

Build Android Apps Using HTML with PhoneGap

With all the hubbub around Android, it’s tempting to make an app yourself. But considerations like, “I don’t know Java,” or “I’m just a Web developer and haven’t ever done app development,” hold…

Let's create an online forum

Set Up Your Own Forum Using phpBB

Clichéd as it may sound, we do live in the age of the social media. It is normal for humans to gather in groups and communities — offline, and online too. We love…

Samurai

Web Application Penetration Testing Using Samurai

This article introduces you to penetration-testing of Web applications. Also included is some hands-on work with a Web-testing framework called Samurai. Penetration testing, affectionately called pen-testing, involves testing a piece of software, or…

Designing a DB

A Simple Guide to Database Design in MySQL

As the title says, this is an introduction to databases, their purpose and features. It deals with how to design and create a simple database in MySQL. Starting off with the concepts of…

Middleware basics

Understanding Middleware with Apache ActiveMQ

Even though “middleware” might seem like a close cousin of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it’s a fairly modern term in computer software and services, and has nothing to do with hobbits, wizards or adventures…

Web frameworks

All You Need to Know About Web Application Frameworks

Jargon fills our everyday lives on the Internet. The days when HTML and JavaScript used to be “cool” technologies are long gone. They are still very much an underlying part of the Net,…

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