OpenSource For You
November  2017   Issue Vol. 6  No. 2 

Admin - How To
Using a Virtual Machine to Run Linux on Windows
If you would like to run Linux on Windows and have never used a virtual machine, this
tutorial explains how you can do so in a few simple steps.

Admin - Lets Try
Wine: A Great Tool for Running Windows Programs on Linux
On switching over to Linux, many Windows users feel lost because they miss their favourite Windows programs. Wine provides a means of running those every programs on a Linux system. Here’s a tutorial on installing MS Office on Linux using Wine.
For U & Me - Overview
Open Source Productivity Tools that Run on Windows
Productivity tools are software programs that allow a computer user to do certain specific tasks quickly and efficiently. The productivity tools listed here are open source and specifically meant for the Windows operating system.
 
For U & Me - Success Story
Indian e-commerce startup Fynd contributes back
to the open source community

Mumbai-based online fashion store, Fynd, has launched GoFynd.io as a dedicated platform to support the open source community. The platform includes solutions such as Fynd API, Fyx and Metricbeat, which were originally designed for internal operations.
For U & Me - Interview
DigitalOcean is Built on a foundation of Open Source
As open source is making things significantly better for developers, cloud service providers have started using the power of the open source community to grow their presence. DigitalOcean, a New York-headquartered company, founded in June 2011, is among the leading hosting companies worldwide and is one of the few cloud providers to have deployed open source-based technologies predominantly. In an exclusive conversation with Jagmeet Singh of OSFY, Prabhakar Jayakumar, country manager, DigitalOcean, highlights the key open source initiatives of the company. Edited excerpts:
 
For U & Me - Interview
The Acceptance of Open Source Among Indian Enterprises Has Been Remarkable
What are the roadblocks to the success of an open source platform in India? Rajarshi Bhattacharyya, country head, SUSE India, answers this question in an exclusive conversation with Jagmeet Singh of OSFY. Edited excerpts...
For U & Me - Interview
Software Has Already Become Pervasive In The Developed And The Developing Worlds
While hardware is acquiring new forms, software is adapting to changes in the landscape. But how do developers benefit from this vicious cycle of hardware and software changes? Likewise, what should decision makers keep in mind while building new technology solutions? American computer scientist Tony Wasserman answers these questions in a conversation with Jagmeet Singh of OSFY. Wasserman also shares his views of the growth prospects of open source, based on his experience as a board member of the Open Source Initiative, professor of the software
management practice at Carnegie Mellon, Silicon Valley and as the executive director of the CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) Center for Open Source
Investigation. Edited excerpts...
 
Admin - How To
Using Ansible for Managing VMware Infrastructure
This article is an introduction to different Ansible modules, which can be used to manage various VMware objects in VMware infrastructure.
Admin - Overview
Analyse Big Data With Apache Storm
Open source software has an array of tools that deal with high speed Big Data, of which Apache Storm is very popular. This article discusses various aspects of Apache Storm.
 
Developers - Lets Try
Creating a Web Application Using Azure App Services
‘Azure App Services’ enables the development of powerful apps for any platform and any device.
Let’s try and build a simple Web application using this PaaS offering from Microsoft Azure.
Developers - Lets Try
Electron: Building Cross-platform Desktop Apps with Web Technologies
The programming languages used to build desktop and Web applications are obviously different. Electron is an effort to bridge this gap. With it, you can construct a desktop application with popular Web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This article introduces the basic features and the potential of the Electron framework.
 
Developers - How To
Developing a Simple Android Application Using Kotlin
Kotlin is a statically typed programming language specially designed for modern multi-platform applications. Experiment and use it to become the proud creator of your own Android app by following the simple instructions in this article.
Developers - How To
Using PhaserJS to Speed Up 2D Game Development
This tutorial will help you build a 2D platform arcade style game, using the PhaserJS framework, within a few minutes.
 
Developers - How To
Get Started with Jenkins 2.0: Pipeline as Code
With the Pipeline suite of plugins, the mantra of Jenkins 2.0—of ‘Pipeline as Code’ —is gaining momentum. This is evident from the growing number of organisations embracing this new way of codifying build flow. This article’s objective is to lower the entry banner for the DevOps and engineering teams that are at the threshold of switching over to Jenkins 2.0 and Pipeline as Code, and help them get started.
Open Source India 2017
OSI 2017: Where The Industry Met The Community

Here’s a pictorial overview of all that took place at this mega event for open source enthusiasts.
 
Developers - Insight
Deep Learning: Using Algorithms to Make Machines Think
Deep learning is part of the broader family of machine learning methods. It was introduced with the objective of moving machine learning closer to its main goal—that of artificial intelligence.
For U & Me - Overview
Open Source Software That Can Partner with MS Windows
The open source world is filled with software that can be used along with the proprietary Windows operating system, without causing any inconvenience. Here’s a selection of software that is free, open source and compatible with MS Windows.
 
For U & Me - Overview
The Story Behind the All-pervasive AI1
The invention of the digital computer has been one of the defining moments of the modern era. It all started off by building a machine that could follow commands to the letter. We have come a long way since then. This article talks about a few other tech developments that can be termed defining moments in human history – artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.
For U & Me - Lets Try
Key Open Source Software That Can Boost Business Productivity
It is worthwhile for every business to investigate how best it can leverage the power of open source software to reduce expenses and increase revenues. This article takes a quick look at some of the key open source software that can help an organisation to perform well.
 
OpenGurus - Lets Try
Developing ARM Targets Using GNU MCU Eclipse
If you are thinking of kickstarting the development of microcontroller targets, but don’t have suitable hardware, or if you are worrying about hardware issues, here is the perfect solution for you. The GNU MCU Eclipse project comes with great features to overcome all these worries.

CodeSport
In this month’s column, we discuss a few more questions on machine learning and deep learning.
 
For U & Me - Overview
Evolving Careers and Skills in the IT Industry
IT professionals must keep learning and reinvent continuously to stay in demand in the fast-changing job market.
Developers - Insight
What’s New in Java 9?
After a couple of delays, Java 9 is finally here. Three years after Java 8, it comes with some of the biggest changes to the Java platform, adding more than 150 new features. In this article, we will cover some of the major changes.
 
Developers - How To
Get Started with Jenkins 2.0: Pipeline as Code
With the Pipeline suite of plugins, the mantra of Jenkins 2.0—of ‘Pipeline as Code’ —is gaining momentum. This is evident from the growing number of organisations embracing this new way of codifying build flow. This article’s objective is to lower the entry banner for the DevOps and engineering teams that are at the threshold of switching over to Jenkins 2.0 and Pipeline as Code, and help them get started.
Developers - Lets Try
Yarn: A Quick, Reliable and Safe Way to Share Code
Yarn is a collaboration between Facebook, Exponent, Google and Tilde. It is a package manager which aims at more reliable and secure installs. It manages dependencies consistently across machines and also in a secure offline environment.
 
Admin - How To
DevOps Series: Provisioning with Ansible
Ansible is the simplest way to automate apps and IT infrastructure. It meshes well with DevOps to deploy apps. In this ninth article in the series on DevOps, we explore the use of Ansible for launching Docker containers and provisioning virtual machines.
Admin - Overview
The Current Popularity and the Future of Docker
Docker containers enable developers and operators to build and ship an application anywhere. The author discusses the popularity of Docker container technology, and its future relevance and scope.
 














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