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June  2015   Issue Vol. 3  No. 9 

Developers - Overview
An Overview of Open Source Databases
Every organisation keeps data. Over the last 50 years, electronic record-keeping, powered by Codd’s relational model, has become the foundation of the modern data driven business. Making decisions or defining strategies requires analysis of this data (‘at rest’), to discover patterns that can be leveraged using modern statistical modelling approaches. Online analytical processing (OLAP) and data warehousing techniques are representative of this approach.

OpenGurus-How To
Upgrade openSUSE to the Latest Linux Kernel
This article offers readers some interesting hacker tips. The tutorial is on upgrading the openSuse 13.2 stock kernel to Linux Kernel 4.x. So go on and get your hands dirty!
Admin-Let's Try
Relax with ApacheCouchDB
Traditional relational databases are not designed to cope with the varying agility and scaling requirements of modern day applications; nor can they be made to run on cheap, readily available commodity hardware. This has raised the need to not only change the way databases work, but also how they scale and function. Apache CouchDB addresses these needs.
Developers - How To
Interfacing CouchDB with Python
Apache CouchDB is a database that is focused on ease of use. It can be interfaced with the versatile Python programming language, as shown in this tutorial.
Developers - How To
PPP3: Working with Databases
Databases can be efficiently manipulated by using Python. This article gives another way
to solve a problem introduced in an earlier article by using Python with databases.
Developers - Let's Try
An Introduction to NoSQL Databases
This article, which is an introduction to NoSQL databases, takes the reader through structured query languages and then on to MongoDB. It touches upon the integration of Python with MongoDB.
Developers - Insight
Data Structures Made Easy with Java Collections
This article introduces the reader to Java Collections, which is a framework that provides an architecture for collecting and manipulating a group of objects. Operations such as searching, sorting, insertion, manipulation, deletion, etc, can easily be performed by Java Collections.
Admin - How To
Get Familiar with Remote Execution and Job Orchestration
It is possible to perform remote execution and job orchestration on a number of virtual machines with software like Fabric and Ansible, as this article explains.
Admin - Insight
The Next Step to Mastering ns-3
In this, the second article on ns-3, the author touches upon Doxygen, Waf, socket programming, etc.
Developers - Overview
An Overview of Apache Cassandra
This article explores Apache Cassandra, an open source distributed database management system that is capable of handling large amounts of data across many servers with high availability and no single point of failure. Initially developed by Facebook, it is now used by many organisations like Twitter, Reddit, etc.
Developers - How To
Web Programming in Haskell
In this final article in the series on Haskell, the author explores how to use it for Web programming. www.OpenSourceForU.
Developers - Overview
Laravel 5: What’s New?
Laravel is a free, open source, PHP Web application framework. Laravel v5 was launched in February 2015. This article is about how different it is from the older versions.
Developers - Overview
An Introduction to SQL Data Types in PostgreSQL
SQL or Structured Query Language is a computer language for storing, manipulating and retrieving data stored in relational databases. This article is intended to give the reader a basic idea about data types in PostgreSQL.
Developers - How To
Working with Data and Cache Storage in Drupal
Drupal is a popular and widely used content management system (CMS). This article exposes the reader to MySQL database solutions for Drupal, along with others like PostgreSQL and SQLite, and follows up with caching mechanisms.
Developers - Overview
Why Does Android Run Time (ART) Score Over Dalvik?
This article describes the advantages of using the Android Run Time (ART) over Dalvik VM in Android devices.
For U & Me - Let's Try
BigBlueButton: The Handy Web Conferencing Software
BigBlueButton is open source VoIP conferencing software that enhances regular as well as
distance learning. It can also be used to extend the effectiveness of Moodle.
For U & Me - Let's Try
Explore LaTeX and Syntax Highlighting with Scilab
This article, the last of a four-part series on Scilab, takes a look at LaTeX and syntax highlighting with Scilab. It is aimed at readers interested in technical computation.
For U & Me - Interview
“We have a fairly mature open source strategy,
though it’s not perfect

José Miguel Parella, open source CTO at Microsoft, and Balaji Kesavraj, director - platform strategy & marketing, Microsoft, were both at Open Source India (OSI) held at Bengaluru in November last year. In a freewheeling chat with Rahul Chopra and Manvi
Saxena of OSFY, they gave insights on containers, Azure,Microsoft’s open source
strategy, and a lot more.
Opengurus - Overview
Intel Galileo: A Comparison with Arduino Uno
This is the first part of a multi-part series on the Intel Galileo board, comparing it with the Arduino board. Hobbyists will find the articles in this series of great interest.
For U & Me - Overview
Sugar A Platform on which Kids Enjoy Learning
Sugar is an award winning learning platform for children, which promotes collaborative learning through activities that are conducive to fostering critical thinking. A consequence of the OLPC project, Sugar has been built from the basics with children in mind and it offers an environment that is different from what’s available on typical PCs. This article should be of great interest to educators.
For U & Me - Let's Try
A Beginner’s Guide to the Linux File System
This is an article targeted at Linux eginners. It helps readers get an understanding of the Linux file system through a few experiments that they, too, could try out.

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