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Monday, 5 August 2013

And here comes an open source Q/A Forum,be ready to compete Stackexchange.

I mean why not? Why not make an open source Q/A forum when everything is going to so much open source.Here it is from the makers of AnswerHub , we have an open source Q/A forum named QSQA.
Ofcourse you must be wondering what the heck?Why  i should give a damn about this, when there is no dearth of forums on the world wide web, yeah you are pretty much right, ironically you are wrong enough to make such an early judgement.

For the impatient readers a  quick read,
OSQA is the Open Source Q&A System. It is free software licensed under the GPL, and you can download the OSQA application and source code here. OSQA is provided by the makers ofAnswerHub so everyone can enjoy access to reliable, free Q&A software. We understand that some people who need a Q&A solution may not be able to afford our professional product, AnswerHub, but everyone can afford OSQA! OSQA is written in Python and powered by the Django application framework.



Source-Code and QSQA Application can be downloaded from here,

For a little more patient, ahaa! go ahead :D

TL;DR Version:

A Background on AnswerHub

AnswerHub is a cloud-based enterprise Q&A platform that helps you increase engagement, reduce support costs, and better understand how your brand and message are reaching your audience. Leveraging Q&A knowledge sharing, AnswerHub can be easily integrated into the way your organization  does business, safely and securely.
Umm..Interested?



So,what basically you can do with this?
This is the best tool to create internal question /answers between the employees.
Here are some of the snapshots from QSQA community forums



Keep Breathing!!
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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Open Source Wikipedia {{HATNOTE}} Project

Another great open source project and an opportunity to contribute  to encyclopedia of web-Wikipedia.


What is  HATNOTE?

HATNOTE is an open source projects created by wikipedia to create a map of recent changes added /created on wikipedia by unregistered users and the article they edit.
In other words whenever an article is created/edited , changes are shown on the map and you get to know the  approximate location of the user.
A snapshot of map look likes this :-



If you look carefully you will see  228 edits being made in just 34 seconds 

How It Works ?

This map listens to live feeds of Wikipedia revisions, broadcast using wikimon. The map is built using a few nice libraries and services, including d3DataMaps, and freegeoip.net. This project was inspired by WikipediaVision’s (almost) real-time edit visualization


Contributing to HATNOTE
If you are amazed by this project and /or feeling like contributing to this project, open source community is there to welcome you :)
The Wikipedia Recent Changes Map is open source and available on github.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Creating Voice Applications in minutes-QuickFuse

Ever wondered if you could make Interactive voice applications not just for your computer , but also for your android, ios and windows phone  in just minutes...yeah you heard it right making voice applications has become that simple.

In a world where voice apps such as  Line , We Chat ,Voxer are on their peak  and are quite complex (as can be seen in their code), making apps via drag and drop programming is on a platter.

Introducing http://quickfuseapps.com/, the smart ,simple and the quickest way to make interactive voice applications .



How Quickfuse works ?

You must be wondering, how it works and how it can be so easy to make apps without coding and without being a programmer, Well the truth is.
All you need is only a web browser and you are set to go.

Read the description here on to know how it works.
So , set yourself on fire and make something cool.Here are some examples you can do with Quickfuse :-






Friday, 7 June 2013

Introducing Ohloh -Discover,Track and Compare Open Source Projects

With  23,457,982,058 lines of code , millions of open source contributors, 537,692  source control repositories  and a  million of open source projects , it is undoubtedly an OPEN SOURCE REVOLUTION.

With over 5 millions of open source projects available which one is most preferred and why ? How many users are working on a single project ?What is being made ? How it is done and well , ya what it is insight ? Which programming language is used ?
If you are looking to be a FOSS-(Free and open source software) Programmer , some of the above points will be in your mind and with arid knowledge on what and how to choose a project, you can never choose a project.
Ohloh is just like a search engine that lets you compare over 5 million of open source projects that are being done and let you choose best that fit to you. 
Some of the points worth mentioning Ohloh are :

  • Discover open source projects with  categories such as Language, users and utility
  • Compare open source projects 
  • Claim your contributions
  • Highlight your use of FOSS
  • Get featured in most active conributors
An example of use of Ohloh :
Ohloh let you search for an example before you join the open source community 



Thursday, 6 June 2013

35 Open Source Google Projects to do this summer

GSOC was a carnival, some enjoyed , others were disappointed .But wait if you are one of those who were not able to crack GSOC 2013?  
This is right place for you, presenting the list of 35 open source google projects that will let you serve community and will get you a classic profile to have an edge in GSOC 2014.
Credits to @Dobs from Reddit

CRUSH (Custom Reporting Utilities for SHell) is a collection of tools for processing delimited-text data from the command line or in shell scripts.
For help getting started using CRUSH, or to see a demo of what it can do, try the CrushTutorial. For a list of the utilities provided in CRUSH and links to their documentation, see the UserDocs. Or see ApplicationDevelopmentWithCrush for a detailed look at writing applications using the CRUSH toolkit.
Join the CRUSH discussion group at http://groups.google.com/group/crush-tools



The gflags package contains a library that implements commandline flags processing. As such it's a replacement for getopt(). It has increased flexibility, including built-in support for C++ types like string. Here is introduction how to use it.

The glog library implements application-level logging. This library provides logging APIs based on C++-style streams and various helper macros. It can be used under Linux, BSD, and Windows. Here is introduction how to use Glog.

5.Google Perf Tools

These tools are for use by developers so that they can create more robust applications. Especially of use to those developing multi-threaded applications in C++ with templates. Includes TCMalloc, heap-checker, heap-profiler and cpu-profiler.

5.Google Sparsh Hash
An extremely memory-efficient hash_map implementation. 2 bits/entry overhead! The SparseHash library contains several hash-map implementations, including implementations that optimize for space or speed.
These hashtable implementations are similar in API to SGI's hash_map class and the tr1 unordered_map class, but with different performance characteristics. It's easy to replace hash_map or unordered_map by sparse_hash_map or dense_hash_map in C++ code.
They also contain code to serialize and unserialize from disk.

Omaha, otherwise known as Google Update, is a program to install requested software and keep it up to date. So far, Omaha supports many Google products for Windows, including Google Chrome and Google Earth, but there is no reason for it to only support Google products.
We know that keeping software updated is both important and hard, and so by open-sourcing this project, our hope is that perhaps we can help others solve this problem. So, if you'd like to get involved, or even use Omaha to support your own software projects, then just follow the instructions in the Getting Started guide below, and you'll be good to go!

Protocol Buffers are a way of encoding structured data in an efficient yet extensible format. Google uses Protocol Buffers for almost all of its internal RPC protocols and file formats. Here is developer guide, this protocol can be used in many languages and it is suported by few IDE - for example NetBeans

8.Google Code Prettify
A Javascript module and CSS file that allows syntax highlighting of source code snippets in an html page. It supports: C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, VisualBasic, AWK, Bash, SQL, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Makefiles and some Perl. Not supported: Smalltalk and all *CAML*. For example click here

9.SpriteMe - easy "CSS sprites"
SpriteMe makes it easy to create CSS sprites (connect many small images to one larger to reduce new connections to webserver when loading webpage). This projects is also available as service under: sprite.org

10.Redacisaurus
Reducisaurus is a web service for minifying and serving CSS and JS files. Reducisaurus is based on YUI Compressor and runs on AppEngine.

11.Jaaku Engine
12.Selector Shell
13.Google Feed Server
14.Meelange,the spice of creation
15.Namebench
16.Ratproxy
17.TopDraw
18.Etherpad
19.Chromium
20.V8 JS engine
21.Chromium OS
22.GOOGLE My SQL
23.Google MAIM
24.Stressapptest
25.POP and IMAP Troubleshooter
26.Open Duck Blll
27.Zxing
28.Tesseract OCR engine
29.Neatx-OPen Source NX Server
30.PSVM
31.GO programming language
32.Google collection library for java
33.Google styleguide
34.Google sitebricks
35.OCrupus


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Make Publish and Maintain your website FREE with Microsoft Webmatrix-3

Well the open source revolution is not gonna stop and here we have a voluble development platform and that too by microsoft. Talking of microsoft , well one needs no explanation  and the insight , how valuable the microsoft products can be.


What's new in this?  
If you  considering webmatrix as another archetypal web-development tool , while already wordpress, joomla etc in market, then wait here is what is new and innovative in this tool :

  • Integrated Git and TFS control systems
  • Free webhosting for upto 10 websites on Windows Azure
  • Remote site editing
  • Source Control With Git
  • Source Control With TFS
How to get started with Webmatrix 3? 
If you are having doubts on how to get started on your latest web development tool , here you go a detailed and comprehensive guide :

Create and Publish Sites
Edit Sites
Use Extensions
Learn, Database, Reports

  So what more you want , a free development tool + free web hosting, seems like dream come true 


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Introducing BOINC-Compute For Science, an open source scientific research initiative

Ever wondered if your computer let you do projects in your idle time? What if your computer could explore projects in almost every niche without troubling you? What if if you could sit and relax and not to stumble upon the web to  explore more topics?
This software let you study various topics in your idle time across the globe and let you research on them at your own comfort level.
This software  is typically designed for research and yes everything you do like research can be added to your resume thereby building a professional profile

Chill Guys , now here is an Open source software that lets you donate your idle computer time to the projects that you are interested on.The most renowned  examples of projects BOINC is familiar with includes SETI@home, Climateprediction.net, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid etc.



Apart from of this, there are tons of categories and hence projects that allude one's interest.
Here is a list of projects as on the BOINC  official site :

  • Account Management
  • Cognitive Science Project
  • Earth and Environmental Science Projects
  • Linux
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Astronomy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Gaming
  • Multiple Applications
More Details  regarding the project can be found on   can be found  on Boinc

(click on link,wait for a second, then click on skip ad)


So are you BOINC?
Thanks, Comments, suggestions and almost everything except spam is always welcome :)
Jatin
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