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Ubuntu 12.04 Review: An LTS Done More or Less Precisely

Ubuntu 12.04 is the fourth LTS release from Canonical that came out about a month back, and the first LTS with the revamped user interface, Unity, as the de-facto interface. Let’s take it…

Micro-blogging with P2

Group Micro-blogging Using WordPress

To all the Net savvy social animals out there with a Twitter, Facebook, G+ and a whole lot of StumbleUpon accounts, here is a more exciting way to get going with your latest…

dbShards

NewSQL — The New Way to Handle Big Data

Big data, big data, big data! This term has been dominating information management for a while, leading to enhancements in systems, primarily databases, to handle this revolution. Though there are many alternative information…

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…

WordPress time!

10 WordPress Plugins for Power Blogging

The power of WordPress lies in its many plugins, which can greatly enhance its functionality. Understanding the plugin infrastructure and equipping your WordPress site with them, gives you an edge by getting a…

An angry bird or a free bird?

FreedomYUG: The Mockery of Freedom — Angry Birds v/s Free Birds in a Cloud

They are taking away freedom from our consciousness. All we’re left with is a clenched fist holding on to our mobile devices. That, and the poisoned idea that there are only two kinds…

Big data

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

We take a look at the directions in which databases are evolving, driven by the twin factors of the “Cloud” and “Big Data”. Let’s start with a quick look at cloud computing, and…

Website development is easy using Rails plugins

Rails Plugins — Making Website Development Easy!

This article is a tutorial on how to use Rails plugins for pagination, authentication and file attachments. It is aimed at readers with a basic knowledge of Ruby on Rails programming. A plugin…

SQL or No?

Up Close and Personal with NoSQL

Aimed at Web developers, DBAs, programmers, et al., this article covers the basic concepts about NoSQL databases, the different types and their features. When you think of choosing a database for your application…

Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Exploring Software: Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Desktop environments are wonderful in the way they just work. The complexity of what is happening “below the hood” is well hidden from us. Looking at the various netbook options, I was curious…

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