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Poll Results: Common Myths about Software Developers

Welcome back to the poll results where we let our readers know which way the votes went, on the hottest topics in the open source domain. Few days back, we asked our readers,…

Use Jenkins as an Android App Development Framework

This is a continuation of our article “Getting Started with Jenkins”. Jenkins plays an important role in Android app development since it has an Android Emulator plugin. Read on to find out more….

Demystifying the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service

Mobile and Web app developers now have reason to cheer, with the evolution of the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) model. This article takes you through its intricacies. Abbreviations like IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and…

Get Onto a Fast Track IT Career as a SysAdmin!

With enterprises adapting newer and quicker network technologies, the demand for proficient systems administrators has been growing steadily.  So, what does it take to fit the bill? OSFY gets in touch with industry…

An engineer's toolkit

Exploring Software: A Software Engineer’s Toolkit

Software engineering recommendations have not changed. The issues and concerns have been known for years. However, with the availability of excellent tools, it is now no longer a pain to implement and follow…

Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO, Protecode

Protecode: Software License Management is Like Any Other Quality Management Process

Someone rightly observed: “All code is guilty, until proven innocent.” Ask the members of any software development team, and they will agree that tracking open source software components that have gone into building…

FOSS for an MBA

FOSS is __FUN__: FOSS Meets the MBA

How does FOSS development get along with business graduates who know little about the process? The FOSS methodology recognises that software development is a process that never ends. The developer adopts the end-user…

Fail Fast!

Joy of Programming: Fail Fast!

When a problem occurs in the software, it should fail immediately, in an easily noticeable way. This “fail fast” behaviour is desirable, and we’ll discuss this important concept in this column. At first,…

A screengrab of Magzter website

Digital Magazine Store Magzter Uses Open Source to Slash Costs

A mobile digital magazine newsstand goes the open source way to cut its initial investments, and allow publishers to share digital editions of their periodicals with a widely-dispersed global readership. Magzter is a…

Yup, Lisp time again!

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 4

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it, because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate, since…

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