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Speed up your cloud

Speed up Your Cloud with Memcached

Is your website running into performance bottlenecks? Does the database or backend feel like a really expensive resource, even though you’ve got a huge cluster set up to improve parallel processing? Read on…

Open Flash Charts

Draw Great Graphs with Open Flash Charts, Part 1

Ever wondered how those beautiful graphs are created, or those pie charts, line charts and bar graphs? What if you had the power to build those without having to scratch your head too…

In the lab...

Fedora Scientific: Open Source Scientific Computing

Fedora Scientific Spin is a Fedora Linux spin that aims to showcase the open source tools for scientific and numerical computing. It was first released officially with Fedora 16 in November 2011, and…

Time to Plone

Exploring Software: Plone with Schemas

Using Dexterity to extend and customise Plone. Last month, you tried Plone 4 and could create a schema interactively. However, at present, it does not seem to be possible to convert the interactive…

A page after submitting for publication

Exploring Software: The New-Look Plone 4

If this is the first time you are hearing of Plone, should you use it? If so, how would you start and get a feel of what it can do? Plone is a…

Getting started with CodeIgniter

Let’s Play with CodeIgniter

Here’s a basic introduction to CodeIgniter, an open source Web framework that helps to quickly develop dynamic websites with PHP. To get started, you need to install the framework (I assume you already…

Hello there, Foxies

A Letter to Foxy Developers

A look at what makes Mozilla Firefox the most developer friendly browser around, and how you can get the most out of the community-developed Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is by far the most…

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The Comprehensive LAMP Guide — Part 3 (PHP)

PHP, the “P” in LAMP, is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. It is the most widely used programming language for Web applications because of its ease of learning, implementation and wide…

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…

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