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May  2016   Issue Vol. 4  No. 8 

Developers - How To
Developing Web Applications Using NetBeans
NetBeans is a free and open source IDE, which enables the development of desktop, mobile and Web applications quickly and easily, using Java, JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more. It is supported by a worldwide community of developers and users.

Developers - Lets Try
Responsive Web Development: A Revolutionary Way of Creating Web Designs
Considering the number of different-sized devices available today, crafting websites to provide uniformly optimal viewing and an interaction experience that ensures easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling is the need of the hour. This is where responsive Web development comes in.
Developers - Lets Try
TWIG:Integrating Markup Languages and PHP for Web Development
TWIG is a modern, fast, secure and flexible templating engine for PHP. With PHP, mixing and matching the scripting in a single file is quite easy but leads to cumbersome code, which makes debugging a nightmare. TWIG is a one-stop solution to coding problems in markup languages.
Admin - How To
Carry Out Group Based HTTP Basic Authentication in Nginx
This tutorial explains how to configure group based HTTP Basic authentication in Nginx using a programming language called Lua, which is supported by Nginx.
Admin - Insight
Speed Up Application Rendering with HTTP/2 Support
HTTP, which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the mechanism used to request Web pages from a server and render them on a screen. HTTP/1.1, which is commonly used today, was made standard in 1999. Slowly but surely, we are now advancing to the HTTP/2 regime, which promises to give us a better and speedier browsing experience.
Developers - How To
Install Selenium WebDriver and Enjoy the Advantages
The addition of a Web driver API to Selenium 2.0 has enabled it to provide a simpler, more concise programming interface in addition to addressing some limitations in the Selenium-RC API. This article takes the reader through the installation of Selenium WebDriver, covering the commands, supported drivers and a sample script.
Developers - How To
How to Contribute to Drupal and Reap the Benefits
Drupal is one of the leading content management systems used by government agencies, individuals and enterprises. Contributions to Drupal have played a very important part in the development of this project. These contributions can be in the form of patches to fix issues in existing projects or creating code for new projects.
Developers - How To
GNU Emacs: Whatís Org-Mode?
Keeping notes, maintaining to-do lists, planning projects and author documents with a fast and effective plain-text system Ė thatís what Emacs Org-mode helps you do. Thereís even a mobile version available as FOSS so that your favourite note-taking tool remains with you always.
Developers - Let's Try
Build Your First Extension for the Google Chrome Browser in Seven Minutes
Chrome is a free Web browser developed by Google. It is considered one of the best for Windows, Linux and OS X, as well as for smartphones running Android or iOS. Read on to learn how to build an extension for it within minutes.
Developers - Let's Try
An Introduction to JMeter
JMeter is an Apache project. It is a load testing tool for analysing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on Web applications.
Developers - Let's Try
Responsive Web Development: A Revolutionary Way of Creating Web Designs
Considering the number of different-sized devices available today, crafting websites to provide uniformly optimal viewing and an interaction experience that ensures easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling is the need of the hour. This is where responsive Web development comes in.
Developers - How To
Using Google Maps in App Inventor 2
We are steadily getting some expertise in creating Android apps with App Inventor 2. If you have been following the series, then this is one more interesting app for you. For those who are just joining us, we recommend that you go through the previous issues of OSFY to gain expertise in creating your own apps.
Developers - Let's Try
Using React JS for Web Applications
This article is an introduction to React,
which is a JavaScript library used to create
UIs. React abstracts away the DOM from you, providing a simpler programming model and better performance.
Developers - Let's Try
Responsive Web Development Using Bootstrap
Responsive Web development was conceptualised to make websites look good across the spectrum of devices, ranging from mobiles to desktops to large screens. Bootstrap presupposes that the user has no designing knowledge whatsoever, but merely wishes to write some HTML according to Bootstrap specifications.
Developers - Lets Try
Splinter Makes Web Application Testing Simple
Splinter makes acceptance testing of Web applications simpler by automating interactions with the browser. In Splinter, actions such as visiting a link, clicking on a particular component or links on the page can be automated with very few lines of code. This article provides insights into the world of automatic Web application testing using Splinter.
Developers - Lets Try
HybridAuth: An Open Source Social Sign-on Library for Web Applications
In Web based applications, there are various modules that always require secured authentication. In classical methodology, the registration and logging in to Web applications is integrated using the sign-up and sign-in pages, where the users access the Web services. This article explores HybridAuth, a PHP based open source social sign-on library.
Developers - Insight
JavaScript: The New Parts
Hereís another article, the ninth in the series on JavaScript. It is about ES6 features that make programs readable and maintainable. Readers joining us now would do well to look up the previous eight parts if they wish to, to get a good grounding in ES6.
Developers - Insight
Automating Pattern Discovery with Open Source Software
To keep the competitive edge, enterprises need to discover as much as possible about their clients (the likes, dislikes, favourites) and marketing trends. There is a vast amount of data generated by enterprises (inventory, customer purchases, customer accounts, preferences, etc), which can help them do so. This huge store of data can be analysed with the help of open source pattern discovery algorithms to benefit enterprises.
Developers - Overview
An Introduction to Selenium, an Open Source Web
Automation Tool

Selenium is a software testing framework for Web applications. One of its advantages is that you donít have to know any test scripting language. Selenium has rivals too, the main one being QTP. This article is a primer on Selenium in its various avatars.
Developers - Overview
Test Your Web Apps with these Open Source Tools
If you are a Web application developer or a Web automation testing engineer, you will be interested in understanding the issues that your apps could face and also how Web servers work under load conditions. This article presents a selection of open source tools that can test your Web application.
Developers - Overview
An Introduction to OpenShift
If you wish to develop, host and scale your application in the cloud, then OpenShift could be your best bet. And you can do all of this quickly on a public cloud hosted by Red Hat.
Developers - Overview
Whatís Hot in Open Source Web Development
Advances in the computer world occur very swiftly. This article keeps the reader abreast of what is hot and trending in open source Web development. The author has chosen 10 open source tools and practices to create awareness about them.
For U & Me - How To
Plotting with LaTeX
This article is a tutorial on plotting graphs with LaTeX. It contains a number of examples that will be of immense use to readers who wish to try it out. It also has a comprehensive list of references, which will be of further use.
For U & Me - Let' Try
BookRead: Software that Reads Books Aloud for You
This software is a boon to the visually challenged as well as readers who want to avoid the strain of spending long hours reading text. It can provide the much-needed rest for tired eyes, and the visually challenged need not have to depend on a caretaker to have books read to them.
For U & Me - Let' Try
Nine Things You Must Know about Alfresco, an Open Source ECM System 102
Alfresco is a leading open source based enterprise content management system. This article introduces readers to Alfresco, and highlights its key features that would benefit business users, technical architects and developers.

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Using Python-Pandas to Create Useful Data
Like our previous article in this series, this one also concentrates on visualising data. It explores the role of Python-Pandas in analysing, organising and displaying data.
Developers - Insight
A Quick Look at Integer Promotion in C
Data types like char and short int take a fewer number of bytes than int. These data types are automatically promoted to int or unsigned int when an operation is performed on them. This is known as integer promotion.

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