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February 11, 2010

Facebook Chat-Chat with Facebook Friends everywhere

Filed under: Facebook, Open Source, Technology, Web Development — Tags: , , — The Insight @ 10:36 am

Now you can integrate chat feature of Facebook in your preferred instant messenger like Google Talk, Yahoo messenger, Skype, Widows live messenger, ICQ and AIM etc.
It means you need not to stay logged in to Face book to chat with your Facebook friends.Using recently launched Face book Chat we can do this. Facebook Chat– is a desktop instant messaging client.
Your conversations will remain completely private and only between you and your Face book friends.


February 5, 2010

Increasing speed of PHP:HipHop for PHP by facebook

Facebook has released an open source project called HipHop for PHP to speed up PHP.

It is an effort to maximize the speed of PHP and to raise the standards of PHP so that it can be used at Enterprise level.


June 20, 2009

How to Install PHP on Windows7

Filed under: Internet, Open Source, PHP, Web Development — Tags: , , — The Insight @ 7:23 am

Wimp Server is a combination of Windows7, IIS7, MySQL and PHP. Wimp Server installs automatically on your server. You don’t need to do any modifications. It also has a silent setup for unattended installs.
It is the replica of WAMP. So you can use Windows7 and PHP together.
You can download  from this link.

June 18, 2009

How to generate pdf using php

If you want to generate PDF documents using PHP there is TCPPDF class.TCPPDF is an Open source PHP class for generating PDF documents.Beauty of this PHP Class is that it does not required any library for this purpose. (more…)

February 21, 2009

NewYork Times API :- Access NewYork Times Data and hack it

Due to the emergence of Citizen Journalism and Web2.0 emergence well established newspapers is facing lot of problem. So they are trying to innovate and trying to cope up the situation using the potential of Web2.0. Recently four Top Newspapers in Japan joined hands  and released mobile applications to provide their content . Now  The NewYork Times has opened  its data for developers . Now developers can use NYT API to access its data.


December 12, 2008


Getting Started With Python in the NetBeans IDE 6.5

This tutorial shows Python developers how to work with Python in the NetBeans IDE 6.5. It covers how to set up which Python runtime you want to use, how to create a new project, how to edit files, and how to run your programs. Use the NetBeans Python Editor for code completion, instant rename, quick fixes, catching unresolved or unused names, and import management. NetBeans also supports an interactive console and a debugger for Python.


December 11, 2008

Oxite:Microsoft’s Open Source CMS

Microsoft released an Open source CMS that can be used to develop small blogs to big websites. The CMS (Content Management System) has been named as Oxite .

This CMS has been developed in  ASP.NET MVC and SQL Server . It provides everything a blogger needed like anonymous or authenticated commenting, comment moderation, gravatar support, RSS feeds, pingbacks, trackbacks, SEO optimized clean URLs, multiple blogs.

Unlike WordPress and Blogger Oxite is too complex for consumers and this has been developed from coders point of view so that they can use Microsoft

technologies .

Microsoft seems to be inspired by the success of WordPress and trying to grab the land for Microsoft technologies in fast growing CMS market .

December 9, 2008

85% compnies using open source-Gartner

Filed under: Open Source — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 11:24 am

Eighty-five percent of companies are already using open-source software, with most of the remaining 15 percent expecting to do so within the next year, according to analysts at Gartner.

Gartner conducted its survey of 274 end-user organizations across the Asia/Pacific, Europe and North American markets in May and June, and announced the results .

Reason for using OSS(Open Source Software )by compnies  are

1. Lower Cost of OSS

2. OSS provides some protection against single-vendor lock-in

3. Fast time to market

4.Avoidance of complex procurement rules and procedures,

Gartner also raised concern over lack of formal policies . According to “a lack of formal policies could open companies up to intellectual-property violations.”

In terms of the business processes for which open-source software is being used, customer service headed Gartner’s list, although enterprise integration, finance and administration and business analytics also showed strongly.

December 1, 2008

MIT Mobile web development code is now open source

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is going to open source its Mobile Web Project early next year. Mobile Web Project is a project which provides up-to-date university information for its faculty, students and visitors over mobile devices.

The MIT mobile site offers a staff and student directory, a campus map, the shuttle schedule, an event calendar, class announcements for students, emergency information, and status updates for many of MIT’s tech services.

Obviously this is a good news for open source community . It is like a shot in the arm.

According to Andrew Yu (Mobile Devices Platform Project Manager) at MIT IS&T, the technology behind the project includes WURFL and Python, XHTML and CSS, PHP, MySQL, SOAP and RSS.

If you’re interested in finding out more, take a look at these two presentations:

For more infromation regarding this you can see these two documents.

MIT’s Vision for Mobility[PDF]

Developing the MIT Mobile Web[PDF]

and you can also visit ReadWriteWeb .

Python: Build AJAX Apps in Python

Now there is a good  news for Python people.Now it is possible to to build AJAX apps in Python also which was a constraint earlier. Everytime when you would see Google Web Toolkit you might be furious why Java not Python. This problem has been solved by pyjamas.

pyjamas is a stand-alone python to javascript compiler, an AJAX framework / library and a Widget set API.If you want to write web applications in python you have every reason to wear pyjamas.


pyjamas structure

pyjamas structure

You can access Pyjamas Book .

Pyjamas can be downloaded from sourceforge, here. The current release is 0.3. Latest source code in development is available from sourceforge subversion, here.

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