Thursday, May 29, 2008

Free Open Source Counterparts of Windows Software |

Why would you want to have Open Source software on your computer? Let’s consider a few reasons:
(1) First reason that every one thinks of is that Open Source software is free of cost, well it certainly is about 95% of the time but it can be paid too although the license will be less restrictive. Nevertheless it can save you hundreds of dollars.

(2) Another often overlooked aspect is that you can have full access to the source code of the software. This is a great blessing for someone who needs the ultimate customization.

(3) You can actually help in the development by fixing bugs, releasing your changes to the code (in accordance with the license of course).

(4) They may also offer more features then their commercial counterparts.

With that out of the way, lets get to the fun part and lets save some bucks. I will be giving information on my personal favorites (which would generally mean BETTER) open source replacements. There are however other choices as well, so drop a line or two if our choices differ!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Joomla Docman component upgrades

Upgrading from v1.3 RC1 or RC2

Docman Joomla buttons

I'm not seeing download/view/... buttons in the frontend - Joomlatools

Thursday, May 22, 2008 Raise standard to compete with Indian kids: Obama

Inching closer towards clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama has urged the American parents to raise the standards of their children so that they can compete with those from India and China in particular in the field of math and science.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

soapUI plugins for Netbeans and Eclipse

soapUI is Free and Open Source and is used for Inspecting Web Services, Invoking Web Services, Developing Web Services, Web Service Simulation and Web Service Mocking and Functional Testing of Web Services Load Testing of Web Services over HTTP.
The soapUI NetBeans Plugin provides all soapUI functionality directly from within netbeans and eclipse allowing integrated development and testing environment for Web Services in java.
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The Castor Project

Castor is an Open Source data binding framework for Java[tm]. It's the shortest path between Java objects, XML documents and relational tables. Castor provides Java-to-XML binding, Java-to-SQL persistence, and more.

Maven 2: Spring and JTA dependencies

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

6 Excellent Firefox Extensions Made To Save Your Time |

If you are a die-hard Firefox user then I am sure you are always on the look-out for tips and tweaks to get more out of Firefox in less time and hence be more productive.

Keeping that in mind, I decided to list six Firefox extensions, which I use in my daily life and which have been extremely helpful in saving me a great deal of time. I hope you will find them useful too.