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OpenSource For You
November  2014   Issue Vol. 3  No. 2 

Admin - How To
Automate the Provisioning Process for Cloud Inventory
This article describes how to automate the provisioning of cloud inventory on www.digitalocean.com and is based on how the author’s own company went about doing so.

For U & Me - Curtain Raiser OSI
Open Source India 2014-11th Edition: A FOSS Event You Just Can’t Miss!
Open Source India is one of Asia’s biggest conventions on open source. This year, the conference-cum-expo is being held at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bengaluru on November 7-8. Apart from various networking sessions and workshops, the event will host a number of tracks that will keep you updated on all that is happening in the world of FOSS.
Developers - Insight
Deploying Infrastructure-as-a-Service Using OpenStack
Cloud computing is the buzzword today. It has many different models, one of which is IaaS. In this article, the authors describes the delivery of IaaS using open source software OpenStack.
 
Admin - How To
Protect Your System Against Shellshock
This informative article explains how the newly discovered Shellshock bug operates. It gives simple, easy-to-implement methods to reduce your system’s vulnerability to it as well as minimise the harmful effects.
Admin - How To
Install and Configure Git on CentOS 7
This article explains to beginners and intermediate Linux users how to install, configure and use Git. It’s also for those who are comfortable with Linux but are hesitant to use Git, due to their lack of familiarity with it.
 
Developers - Insight
The Basics of Binary Exploitation
Binary exploitation works on the principle of turning a weakness into an advantage. In this article, the author deals with the basics of binary exploitation.
Developers - How To
Writing I2C Clients in Linux
I2C is a protocol for communication between devices. In this column, the author takes the reader through the process of writing I2C clients in Linux.
 
Developers - Let's Try
Exploring a Few Type Classes in Haskell
Haskell, an open source programming language, is the outcome of 20 years of research. It is named after the logician, Haskell Curry. It has all the advantages of functional programming and an intuitive syntax based on mathematical notation. Let’s continue our exploration of Haskell.
Developers - Let's Try
Understanding jQuery Mobile’s Page Structure
This article delves into jQuery Mobile, an HTML5-based framework for creating mobile Web applications, which works on all popular smartphones and tablets. The authors enhance the discussion by walking the reader through how to develop a Web app.
 
For U & Me - Let's Try
Zsh: The Ultimate Alternative to Bash
A shell is the interface to the operating system and the services provided by it. The default shell on any operating system is the bash shell. However, there are more and better alternatives to the bash shell. Zsh is one of them.
Admin - Overview
All About a Configuration Management Tool Called Chef
Explore Chef, the open source tool that streamlines the task of configuring and maintaining a company’s servers. Written in Ruby and Erlang, it can easily integrate with cloud-based platforms to automatically provision and configure new machines.
 
Admin - Insight
Creating a Basic IP PBX with Asterisk
Asterisk is a software switching platform, capable of running on standardised PC hardware with the requisite accessories to connect to various telecom networks. In this third article in the series, the author explains how to create a basic IP private branch exchange (PBX).
Admin - How To
Decrypt https Traffic with Wireshark
In this article, the author demystifies the business of encrypting and decrypting network traffic, and translates arcane terms such as https, ssh, sftp, etc.
 
For U & Me - Insight
A Few Good Things about the Tab Page Feature in Vim
The inclusion of the tab page feature in Vim has enabled consolidation of several sessions in one big window, and has made movement from one file to another very simple.
For U & Me - Insight
Will Bitcoin Rule the Free World?
Bitcoin is digital currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to enable instant payments to anyone. It uses open source software called Bitcoin Core to enable the use of the currency.
 
For U & Me - Let’s Try
Learn How to Visualise Graph Theory
The focus now shifts from Maxima’s computation features to its capabilities in visualising graphs. In this article, the author discusses the drawing of graphs in Maxima.
For U & Me - Open Strategy
“Jolla offers something new and fresh, and a lot of people love it!”
If you are someone who likes trying out something new, check out the Jolla smartphone. This different, rather unconventional device has just been made available in India. The smartphone comes as a breath of fresh air from the makers of Meego and is based on open source technology. The best part is that the makers are not snooping on your data. Diksha P Gupta from Open Source For You caught up with Marc Dillon, co-founder and chief operating officer, Jolla, to discover more about what the new smartphone and operating system are all about, and to find out how Jolla differs from Android. Read on...
 
For U & Me - Interview
Pegasystems Plans to Double its Headcount of Developers in India!
India’s vast pool of developers represents an attractive business proposition to many multinational firms, and Pegasystems Inc is no exception. This US-based company entered India in 2007, with the idea of hiring the best talent from the developer community. Pegasystems has grown since then. The company has its strategies in place as India remains one of its key focus areas. Kamya Kandhari from the Open Source For You team caught up with Mike Pyle, senior vice president, engineering, Pegasystems Inc, at the firm’s recently concluded Pega Developers’ Conference and discussed its plans for expanding its development facility in the country. Excerpts:
Code Sport
Code Sport
In this month’s column, we feature a set of interview questions on algorithms, data structures, operating systems and computer architecture.
 
Exploring Software - Guest Column
Exploring Big Data on a Desktop: Elasticsearch on OpenStack
This column explores the use of the powerful, open source, distributed search tool, Elasticsearch, which can enable the retrieval of data through a simple search interface.
Buyers’ Guide
Network Switches—An Absolute Necessity for Networking
This buying guide on network switches, which are also called Ethernet switches, will help SMEs and companies in the SOHO segment to design, configure and build their networks with ease.
 
In The News
The Best Features of Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop
Since the preview, Google has added lots of new features to the final release of the latest Android version. Let’s take a look at the top 10 features of the much-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop.














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