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IPCop 2.0.6: The New Watchdog!

This article describes the various functionalities of a network-based firewall, besides taking readers through the installation and configuration of IPCop 2.0.6, especially from the perspective of a small and medium business. It also…

Blaze the automated desktop experience for Windows

Blaze is a small multipurpose utility that does the job of an application launcher and file searcher, and records macros for desktop automation. A special pattern detection feature separates this tiny utility from…

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App Development on the Cloud Made Easy with PaaS!

This article looks into the benefits of using the Platform as a Service paradigm to develop applications on the cloud. It also compares a few top PaaS providers in the market today. For…

An Introduction to Hadoop and Big Data Analysis

Hadoop has become a central platform to store big data through its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) as well as to run analytics on this stored big data using its MapReduce component. This…

CloudStack: An Overview of the Open Source IaaS Platform

Here’s an open source IaaS platform to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing service. It enables utility computing services by allowing cloud service providers to offer self-service compute instances, storage volumes and…

Bluefish-The Feature Rich Editor

This light and fast open source editor, best suited for Web development, is available across multiple platforms and supports many programming languages. The editor has also been translated to Tamil. Bluefish is an…

OpenStreetMap: An Open Source Alternate to GoogleMaps

This article introduces OpenStreetMap, which is bound to interest students, engineers, trekkers, cartographers, government officials, law enforcement authorities and anyone who makes use of maps. It doesn’t matter whether you are a trekker,…

Implementing HTML5 WebSockets Using Java

Intended for those who know the basics of HTML, JavaScript, Java and JSP, this article shows readers how to use the new HTML5 WebSocket API, which allows full duplex communication between client and…

Ten Cool Custom Android ROMs

In an earlier article (June 2012), I discussed the advantages of rooting your Android phones and flashing with custom ROMs. This article lists what I consider the top 10 custom Android ROMs for…

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Getting Started with WireShark

This article presents WireShark, a very capable and popular graphical network protocol analyser. Gerald Combs created Ethereal, the ancestor of WireShark, back in 2006. When he changed his job, he could not use…

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