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Cliche: Speeding up Command Line Interface Development

Cliche is a small Java library that makes it simple to create interactive command line user interfaces. Recently, I was evaluating CLI frameworks in Java and went through some of the commonly tried…

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Creating an Audio and Video Player Using JPlayer

This tutorial walks the reader through the process of creating a basic audio/video player on a website and then customising it to add more features. The tutorial carries the required code and so…

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Haskell: The Purely Functional Programming Language

Haskell, an open source programming language, is the outcome of 20 years of research. It has all the advantages of functional programming and an intuitive syntax based on mathematical notation. This article flags…

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Qt5: Let’s Learn Some Theory

This article marks the beginning of a new column on Qt5 programming, which is a platform-independent application framework. It is widely used for developing application software that can be run on diverse hardware…

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A Peek Into Open Source Verilog Simulator

Verilog, a hardware description language, is used to model electronic systems, and to design and verify digital circuitry at the register-transfer level of abstraction. It can also be used to verify analogue circuits…

A Peek Into Storage Solutions

Open source storage is similar to all other commercial storage products and can fulfill business needs like building Storage Area Network or Network-Attached Storage, file synchronisation and array clustering. We can develop and…

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An Introduction to Bitcoin: The Open Source Cryptographic Currency

Bitcoin is the new ‘virtual currency’ that has aroused the interest of millions of people, financial and banking institutions, and government agencies. As it is relatively new, much is not known about it….

Demystifying the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service

Mobile and Web app developers now have reason to cheer, with the evolution of the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) model. This article takes you through its intricacies. Abbreviations like IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and…

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“Linux interoperability has been enabled through work across Microsoft”

Players in the Linux community often find Microsoft and open source technology not quite in sync. Ironically, Microsoft is one of the major contributors to the Linux kernel, but is still perceived as…

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Building an Embedded System Based on the Initial RAM Disk

Here’s a rough tutorial on writing an embedded Linux based system, using an initial RAM disk. The initial RAM disk (initrd) is a tool for loading a temporary root file system into the…

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