Category open source

Orchard CMS

Wanna try a cool CMS tool ? I suggest you take a look at Orchard. It is a really well-built and powerful engine. You can start by checking the Pluralsight courses available here. If you feel comfortable enough, check the advanced course here. As stated in the Orchard’s mission: Orchard is a free, open source, […]

Python 2.7

My use of Python growing, I’m setting up a light IDE environment mainly consisting of a text editor, some plugings, and the back-end Python interpretor. I use Python 2.7. Python 2.7 was released on July 3rd, 2010. Python 2.7 is scheduled to be the last major version in the 2.x series before it moves into […]

Guido van Rossum and Python

I’ve been playing with Python programming language for a bit now. So far I like it. I intend to use it more and more. This post is about a series of links and resources that can help anyone who has an interest with the language. Guido is the author of Python. He worked for Google […]

Some infos about Solr and Yonik Seeley

I use Solr on a daily basis. It is an amazing technology I would recommend anytime. Take the time to learn it. ” Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache LuceneTMproject. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, […]

f.lux

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun. […]

Proper and Painless Bug Reporting

One difficult thing that can happen sometimes during the coding process is how we identify/report/fix/verify bugs in the system. I’ve seen situations where a bug is reported without enough informations to make everything else go painlessly. The following notes come from observations and mainly from an article by Joel Spolsky, cofounder of StackOverflow. The 3 […]

A text every software engineer should skim or even read…

The following text, by Neal Stephenson, a long but very nice read, is a commentary on why the proprietary operating systems business is unlikely to remain profitable in the future because of competition from free software. …This is “the Word” — one man’s word, certainly — about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence…. In […]