Open Source Projects

PMD - An extensible cross-language static code analyzer

PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports Java, JavaScript, Apex and Visualforce, PLSQL, Apache Velocity, XML, XSL.

GSL - GNU Scientific Library

The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a numerical library for C and C++ programmers. The library provides a wide range of mathematical routines such as random number generators, special functions and least-squares fitting. There are over 1000 functions in total with an extensive test suite.

JUNG: Java Universal Network/Graph Framework

JUNG is a software library that provides a common and extensible language for the modeling, analysis, and visualization of data that can be represented as a graph or network. Its basis in Java allows JUNG-based applications to make use of the extensive built-in capabilities of the Java API, as well as those of other existing third-party Java libraries.

jGraphT - Java graph library

JGraphT is a Java graph library that provides mathematical graph-theory objects and algorithms. It includes directed, undirected, weighted, unweighted etc. Graphs could be created based on Strings, URLs, XML documents.

Highlight.js - Javascript syntax highlighter

Highlight.js is a syntax highlighter written in JavaScript. It works in the browser as well as on the server. It works with pretty much any markup, doesn’t depend on any framework and has automatic language detection. It supports 176 languages and 79 styles, automatic language detection, multi-language code highlighting and lot more.

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Code Sponsor closing down on December 8 2017

Code Sponsor helps by connecting sponsors with open source projects. Open source projects which are hosted in Github, will display advertisement in their Readme page. It works similar to Google adsense. Now code sponsor has announced to shut down their service.

How to get sponsors for your open source projects

Open source projects are free to use but the developers should be economically happy so that they could give time and energy to the project. There are lot of projects which are good but not able to sustain in the long run. In this article we will discuss about how to get sponsors for open source projects.

LetsEncrypt certificate using ZeroSSL tools

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority. It uses ACME protocol to validate your domain. If you have complete control over your domain, you can get a certificate for free. In order to provide secure access to your public network like HTTPS, LDAPS etc you need a certificate from a Certificate Authority. The cost of the certificate range from 10$ to 100$. If you want a wildcard certificate then it may cost more. The certificate is valid for one year and you need to pay and renew every year. Let's Encrypt comes for the rescue. You can create and renew certificate for few.

Generate Thumbnail in Java using Thumbnailator library 

In our work there will be situation where we need to resize the image, generate thumbnails and so on. Users need to have little bit of image processing knowledge to achieve it. We have Java ImageIO APIs to achieve these functionalities. As said, we need to be aware of or spend time in learning these APIs. To help us, Thumbnailator library provides easy fluent style API and generates thumbnail in simple three lines of code.

React Patent Clause Licensing issue. Is it something to worry?

React libraries from Facebook is one of the most used UI libraries. It is competitive to AngularJS. There are many open source UI components or frameworks available but mostly people narrow down to two choices Angular / React. Recently Facebook has updated React license and added a patent clause which makes companies to worry and rethink whether to use React or not.

Tech Stack

Uber's open source technology stack

Uber, a taxi aggregation platform operates around the globe. It was started as monolith application and later re-architected as bunch of microservices, which gives them scalability. Uber uses lot of open source tools and they have contributed quite a lot projects back to the community. This article is about analyzing Uber's open source technology stack.

Stackoverflow Open Source Technology Stack

Stackoverflow is one of most widely used Q&A platform. It is the default choice of developers. It has over 100 million page views in a month and its Google page rank is 60. Check out its open source technology stack, the tools used to build such a popular website. Stackoverflow uses open source projects and also contributes to it.

Open Source Technology Stack used in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a most widely used cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. Users can send text, images videos, audio for free. It almost replaced SMS. It changed the way people interact with each other. Lets check out the technology behind WhatsApp

Free and Open source tools to build OpenJDK in Windows

OpenJDK is the open source implementation of Java Standard Edition. Oracle (Sun) JDK implementation is going to be based on OpenJDK. OpenJDK and Oracle JDK are almost similar. There are ready made binaries available for Linux distribution but you may need to build OpenJDK on windows.

Zimbra - Enterprise Email Server Stack

Zimbra is a Enterprise messaging and collaboration software. It is a good alternative to Microsoft Exchange server. Zimbra is a Email Server but they have not written anything related to SMTP server, rather they have integrated well know open source email server in to its package. Zimbra is a system of well connected / integrated multiple open source software which delivers enterprise quality to it. This article explains most important components which helps to build the enterprise product.