Open Source

Free alternatives to Microsoft Word

What are the free Microsoft Word alternatives?

Without a doubt, Microsoft Word is one of the most popular computer programmes in the world. Practically everyone who’s written a text on a computer has used Word to do so, and the majority of companies work with the programme. Despite the high number of users, the programme doesn’t come cheap. The price can prove a hurdle, especially for private users – so many look for alternative solutions....

Best free Joomla templates

What makes the free Joomla templates so good?

Does your website need a new design? It’s a breeze with Joopla – one of the most renowned content management systems. Numerous free Joopla templates are available online to all users. What they all have in common is an easy installation process and extensive design possibilites. Find out more about Joomla’s stylish templates and their main advantages.

E-commerce platforms: a software comparison

E-commerce platforms: online store software comparison

Choosing the right e-commerce platform for your online shop can be a complicated task: the sheer quantity of options alone make finding the perfect solution sometimes seem like an insurmountable task. First and foremost, the business situation and personal preferences are the main factors that determine which e-commerce platforms are right for you. We’ve laid out which options are available and...

Provide Raspberry Pi with a static IP address

Equip Raspberry Pi with a static IP address

Both the private Raspberry Pi IP address and the public IP address of the internet connection are constantly changing for most users. Such dynamic IP addresses aren’t practical for the use of a minicomputer. But if you want to use server software effectively on your Raspberry Pi, you need a static IP address for the computer in the local network. The internet access used to make the server...

Google Maps alternatives

Google Maps alternatives: What map services are there?

People all over the world use navigation apps on a daily basis to look for information and get to destinations safely. Google Maps, the map service by Mountain View’s infamous net giant is the undisputed market leader. It comes preinstalled on Android smartphones and is also used by countless PC users. Nevertheless, concerns about the privacy and objectivity of Google Maps are common. This article...

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch: the flexible search engine

If you work with large amounts of data, you’ll need a powerful search engine. Elasticsearch offers you a full-text search that you can configure so that it is perfectly tailored to your needs. But first you have to understand the principle behind it – what is Elasticsearch?. In this Elasticsearch tutorial we’ll explain the first steps in using the search engine, from installation to creating a...

Solr

Solr: the powerful search platform from Apache

What exactly is Solr? The answer to this question lies in our article. In combination with the Java library, Lucene, Solr can be used to build powerful web search engines. Do you need to index your documents? Solr will take care of this. First, we explain the basic terms of practical open source software and its functions. In our Solr tutorial, we’ll explain how to set up the search platform. In...

Apache Lucene

Apache Lucene: free search for your website

Who wouldn’t want to build their own search engine that’s adapted precisely to their requirements? Apache Lucene makes this possible. The open source project can be precisely adjusted and also works extremely quickly, which is why even large companies such as Twitter rely on Lucene. In our Lucene tutorial, we show you how to use the full-featured text search. But first the question: What is...

What are the alternatives to Picasa?

The most popular Picasa alternatives at a glance

Ever since Google discontinued the popular photo editing and management software, Picasa, many former users have been looking for good Picasa alternatives. There are numerous programs to choose from that often offer the same, or at least similar, features as the trusted Google tool. Our guide offers a practical overview of the best alternatives to Picasa.

Learn PHP: our all-encompassing PHP tutorial for beginners

Learn PHP: a PHP tutorial

With a market share of more than 80%, PHP is the go-to scripting language for many programmers when it comes to creating dynamic content. Whether you’re operating your own weblog, running an internet forum, or designing an online shop, it’s likely that the software behind this will be written via PHP. Our PHP tutorial for beginners will introduce you to the basics of the popular scripting...