Showing posts with label Open sources. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Open sources. Show all posts

Monday, January 09, 2017

Top 20 Developer Tools of 2016

Here are the list of top 20 Developer utilities that are must to have for Developer.

  1. GitKraken: The downright luxurious Git GUI client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  2. Atom: A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.
  3. VS Code: A free, lightweight tool for editing and debugging web apps.
  4. Git: A free and open source distributed version control system.
  5. GitHub: A web-based Git repository hosting service.
  6. Visual Studio: Developer tools and services for any platform with any language.
  7. Sublime Text: A sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose.
  8. Chrome DevTools: A set of web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome.
  9. Docker :An open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship, and run distributed applications.
  10. GitLab: Git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, and wikis.
  11. IntelliJ IDEA: A Java IDE.
  12. PhpStorm : A commercial, cross-platform IDE for PHP.
  13. Postman: A powerful GUI platform to make your API development faster & easier.
  14. ReSharper : A Visual Studio extension for .NET developers.
  15. Slack: Real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern teams.
  16. PyCharm: An IDE used specifically for Python.
  17. Android Studio: The official IDE for Android platform development.
  18. Notepad++: A free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
  19. Xcode : an IDE for macOS/and iOS development.
  20. Stack Overflow: The largest online community for programmers to learn, share their knowledge, and advance their careers.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Happy Birthday, Firefox

Today marks the sixth birthday of the popular web browser Firefox. It was launched on November 9, 2004 as a lightweight and more secure alternative to Internet Explorer 6, which was the dominant browser at the time. Six years later, and Firefox is now the second most widely used browser with steady growth and 31.5% market share according to StatCounter. The next major version of Firefox, Firefox 4, was originally scheduled to be launched by the end of 2010 but was recently delayed into early 2011.

The new version will bring several important improvements like HTML5 support, redesigned user interface, multi-touch functionality, hardware-accelerated HD video and improved support for add-ons through Jetpack

Friday, November 05, 2010

RockMelt, the Social Savvy Browser

RockMelt, a new browser that lives in the cloud and uses Facebook authentication to synchronize a user’s browsing experience across machines, went into limited public beta today.

It was built around the premise that the browser is busted. The thought is that older browsers aren’t made for the way we now use the web, and maybe it’s a solid way of thinking. After all, browsing is a passive activity, and the Internet is increasingly about interaction.

There are some unique concepts here, namely the fact that RockMelt lives in the cloud. This allows your “browser experience” to be, in a way, profiled. Your settings, bookmarks, etc., are all backed up online.

Using Facebook for authentication, your user environment can be replicated anywhere RockMelt is installed. And really, that’s what RockMelt is all about: The user environment.

Users of Google Chrome will feel at home, because RockMelt is built on Chromium, the open source project behind Google’s browser. The major differences are columns running down each side of the browser.

The left side depicts your favorite Facebook contacts. When a contact is listed on the left bar, you’ll be able to quickly initiate Facebook chats with them or post content to their Facebook walls. You can also easily send them e-mails through the seamless contact pop out.

Straddling the right side is your bookmarks — and here’s another area where RockMelt’s cloud is put to clever use. Bookmarks are updated from the cloud, so content is cached and waiting for you when you log on.

All in all, RockMelt is an interesting twist on the browsing experience. The social elements of the browser make for a compelling and streamlined online interaction process. And because it’s powered by Chromium, it not only supports Chromeextensions, it’s guaranteed to support the latest and greatest aspects of the web, like HTML5 and CSS3.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TreeSize Free

Every hard disk is too small if you just wait long enough. TreeSize Free tells you where precious space has gone to.
TreeSize Free can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. You can expand this folder in Explorer-like style and you will see the size of every subfolder. Scanning is done in a thread, so you can already see results while TreeSize Free is working. The Explorer context menu is supported within TreeSize, as well as the usual drag & drop operations.

You can Download TreeSize Free from here. TreeSize Free is freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7.  Users of Windows 9x/ME can download the last compatible version TreeSize Free V2.1.

Supported Operating systems

  • Windows 7 (32 Bit / 64 Bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 Bit / 64 Bit)
  • Windows XP (32 Bit / 64 Bit)
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Server 2008 (32 Bit / 64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32 Bit / 64 Bit)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Utility: 7-Zip Format

7-Zip is the new archive format, providing high compression ratio. 7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.

Main Features of 7z format:

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 74 languages

I personally like it very much. Its really helpful for me. Hope you all like this. You can Download 7-Zip for Windows.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ionic Zip Utility : SaveProgress Event

Save() method in Ionic Zip, this method allows the application to explicitly specify the name of the zip file when saving. Use this when creating a new zip file, or when updating a zip archive.

The ZipFile instance is written to storage, typically a zip file in a filesystem, only when the caller calls Save. The Save operation writes the zip content to a temporary file, and then renames the temporary file to the desired name. If necessary, this method will delete a pre-existing file before the rename.

using (ZipFile zip = ZipFile.Read(""))

There is an Save Progress event handler which invoked when a Save() starts, before and after each entry has been written to the archive, when a Save() completes, and during other Save events.
Depending on the particular event, different properties on the SaveProgressEventArgs parameter are set.

The following  EventTypes describes under which this event handler is invoked  with the given EventType.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Started Fired when ZipFile.Save() begins.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BeforeSaveEntry Fired within ZipFile.Save(), just before writing data for each particular entry.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterSaveEntry Fired within ZipFile.Save(), just after having finished writing data for each particular entry.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Completed Fired when ZipFile.Save() has completed.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterSaveTempArchive Fired after the temporary file has been created. This happens only when saving to a disk file. This event will not be invoked when saving to a stream.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BeforeRenameTempArchive Fired just before renaming the temporary file to the permanent location. This happens only when saving to a disk file. This event will not be invoked when saving to a stream.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterRenameTempArchive Fired just after renaming the temporary file to the permanent location. This happens only when saving to a disk file. This event will not be invoked when saving to a stream.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterCompileSelfExtractor Fired after a self-extracting archive has finished compiling. This EventType is used only within SaveSelfExtractor().
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BytesRead Set during the save of a particular entry, to update progress of the Save(). When this EventType is set, the BytesTransferred is the number of bytes that have been read from the source stream. The TotalBytesToTransfer is the number of bytes in the uncompressed file.

In example below to see how it can be used.

static bool justHadByteUpdate= false;
public static void SaveProgress(object sender, SaveProgressEventArgs e)
    if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Started)
        Console.WriteLine("Saving: {0}", e.ArchiveName);
    else if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Completed)
        justHadByteUpdate= false;
        Console.WriteLine("Done: {0}", e.ArchiveName);
    else if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BeforeWriteEntry)
        if (justHadByteUpdate)
        Console.WriteLine("  Writing: {0} ({1}/{2})",
                          e.CurrentEntry.FileName, e.EntriesSaved, e.EntriesTotal);
        justHadByteUpdate= false;
    else if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_EntryBytesRead)
        if (justHadByteUpdate)
            Console.SetCursorPosition(0, Console.CursorTop);
         Console.Write("     {0}/{1} ({2:N0}%)", e.BytesTransferred, e.TotalBytesToTransfer,
                      e.BytesTransferred / (0.01 * e.TotalBytesToTransfer ));
        justHadByteUpdate= true;
public static ZipUp(string targetZip, string directory)
  using (var zip = new ZipFile()) {
    zip.SaveProgress += SaveProgress;

I have copied this information from Ionic help file for my future reference.

DotNetZip - Zip and Unzip in C#, VB, any .NET language

DotNetZip is an easy-to-use, FAST, FREE class library and toolset for manipulating zip files or folders. Zip and Unzip is easy: with DotNetZip, .NET applications written in VB, C# - any .NET language - can easily create, read, extract, or update zip files. For Mono or MS .NET.

You can find more information at codeplex. Download from here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Browser : Epic

Bangalore-based startup, Hidden Reflex, has developed a browser for the Indian audience called Epic, thanks to Mozilla’s popular open-source platform. Though made on lines of the Firefox browser, it has many firsts

It’s the only browser that has an in-built anti-virus scanner and other unique privacy features like the flash cookie deletion.

Epic also has a side-bar with shortcut icons for frequently used applications and websites – all of which are a part of the 1500+ apps that ‘Epic’ boasts of.

Epic provides a uniquely Indian browsing experience. Epic's India sidebar supports Indian content by providing users access to the latest national and regional news from popular publications, live television channels, videos, stock quotes, live cricket scores, top music albums, and local events

My favourite, however, is the ‘type in Indian languages’ widget that can be done using the English script, which the browser instantly converts into the regional language chosen.

Users can choose from 1500+ customised Indian themes and wallpapers ranging from freedom fighters to famous Bollywood and regional film stars. Writing in Indian languages is supported throughout Epic. Users can instantly write in Indian languages on any webpage or in Write, Epic's free built-in word processor. Twelve Indian languages are currently supported. Free antivirus scanning and healing is built into Epic

Download Epic from here.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


HTML 5 is the next major revision of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the core markup language of the World Wide Web.

HTML 5 is the proposed next standard for both HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0, as development on the next version of the latter has stopped. HTML 5 was initially said to become a game-changer in Web application development, making obsolete such plug-in-based rich Internet application (RIA) technologies as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX. Such applications would be made obsolete by specifying a standard video codec for all browsers to use. However, in December 2007, the editor of the burgeoning draft specification dropped the recommendation of the free software Theora and Vorbis codecs, after opposition from Apple and Nokia. This means HTML 5 does not currently specify a common video codec for Web development.

The ideas behind HTML 5, originally referred to as Web Applications 1.0, were pioneered in 2004 by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG); HTML 5 incorporates Web Forms 2.0, another WHATWG specification. The HTML 5 specification was adopted as the starting point of the work of the new HTML working group of the W3C in 2007.

Difference between HTML4 and HTML5

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