Open Source

Raspberry Pi Plex server

Raspberry Pi and Plex: how to turn a single-board computer into a media server

Plex is among the most popular and user-friendly solutions for creating a media server in your home network. In contrast to many other applications, which are often Windows-only, the Plex server is compatible with Linux, Mac, and even single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. In this Raspberry Pi and Plex tutorial, you will learn what technical requirements must be fulfilled and how...

Alchemy CMS: the CMS based on Ruby

Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails

While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.

papaya CMS: content management for professionals

papaya CMS: powerful and accessible

The CMS, papaya, is lauded by its developers as a high performance content management system – a fully justified claim, considering the software’s wide range of smart and powerful functions. But is papaya CMS a viable option for any web project? And what exactly are this program’s strengths and weaknesses?

From eZ Publish to eZ Platform: an intro to eZ Systems CMSs

An evolving CMS: eZ Publish becomes eZ Platform and eZ Studio

eZ Publish and its follow-up programs, eZ Platform and eZ Studio, specialise in creating and publishing content for extensive web presences. The business CMS solution can be used for commercial websites as well as community, e-commerce, and other online platforms. But are eZ Publish CMS applications really as user-friendly as their developer promises?

Free Drupal themes for a cool website design

10 free Drupal themes you should know about

Acting as a template for web presences, themes can change your website’s appearance in the blink of an eye. If Drupal is your chosen CMS, you’ll never be short of layout options. When it comes to free Drupal themes, users are spoilt for choice. The hard part is knowing where to start! There are a lot of deciding factors here, including your knowledge of web design and what type of website you’re...

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...

Linux editor: effective code editing with Vim

Linux editor with a vast range of functions – Vim

In order to edit text files or receive source codes from software or websites, you require a text editor. Whether you’re using Linux, Windows, or Mac: the majority of operating systems these days already have them installed by default. There are also editors like Vim, which have a wider range of functions and simplify working with the confusing lines of code.

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...

How to create an e-book

Everything you need to know about e-books – part 1: creating an e-book

The interest in e-books has largely increased in previous years, and modern reading devices with energy-saving ‘e-ink’ display technology have now made the once niche product a mainstream contender. In our multi-part series, we give you tips on creating your own e-book. Welcome to part one: things to consider regarding planning, structure, and publishing.


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