Category Archives: open source

WebMaker APP: Offline Web Development Play-Ground

By | August 20, 2019

The true Open-source alternative to CODEPEN for offline web development. WebMaker app (WMA) is a free and open-source front-end web development application. A good way to describe it is as an offline version of codepen. Codepen is one piece of software that has come to play a very important role in my front-end developer journey.… Read More »

How to Install Geany IDE on Linux

Geany is cross-platform, feature-rich, full–blown integrated development environment (IDE), that you can get on Linux. Among others, one good reason i love geany IDE is because of its automatic compiler recognition; once a compliler of any programming language is installed on yopur PC you dont need any further configuration to start using the IDE to… Read More »

Why Microsoft Creates it Own Linux-based Operating System for IoT.

Microsoft creates a new operating system (OS) for internet of things (IoT) devices – the Azure sphere. And guess what, it based on Linux. Yeah that’s correct. It is the first time Microsoft has publicly released an operating system running the Linux kernel. Of course, looking beyond the surface, this should not be surprising. IoT… Read More »

How to Install Atom Editor in Ubuntu Linux.

A Hackable text editor for the 21st Century! Atom is an open source text editor for all your text needs. But its mostly used and suited for programming and development (coding). A very functional and feature-rich text editor is an invaluable component of a developer toolbox. Atom is open-source (if you have the skills you… Read More »

Get Free Unlimited Private Repositories From GitHub

By | January 11, 2019

GitHub has announced that it now allows unlimited private repositories (“repos” for short). For those who don’t know, GitHub is an online code-hosting platform using the open-source version control software system called git. Code stored on GitHub can be modified and improved upon any an individual developer or group of developers; and any changes made… Read More »

How to Format USB Thumb Drives in Ubuntu Linux

By | November 30, 2018

Every now and then we find ourselves in need of ways to formatting USB drives. There are many ways to format USB thumb-drive or SD card in Linux, but in this post I would show you a fast and easy of doing that without installing any additional software. NB: Ubuntu 16.04 was used for this… Read More »

Extern OS: the Linux you wish you had

By | October 26, 2018

One of the beautiful aspect of the Linux world is the availability of a variety of Linux distributions (ditros) to choose from. Ranging from the ones that powers space hardware (like rockets and the ISS) to the ones that can power your refrigerator; Linux has it all. Popular ones you would likely hear about include… Read More »

How to Install Fortran Compiler in Linux

By | October 22, 2018

  In this post I will show you how you can set up a Fortran development environment in some easy steps in ubuntu Linux. GFORTRAN     Though there are many different Fortran compilers available for Linux systems; I will be installing gfortran (or GNUFortran), the Fortran compiler from GNU,( the custodian of many prominent… Read More »

How to Create Your Own Linux Commands

By | October 15, 2018

  Who does not like to have the power to create things? Among many powers, Linux gives you the ability to create commands; or wrap default Linux commands in any new command of your choice. Actually you will not be creating new commands (like “cat”, “ls” or “touch”) that could be used on any Linux… Read More »

Graphic Server for IoT, mir, released

By | October 11, 2018

Mir is a wonderful software product from  Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu Linux. It has announced the release of mir application (mir 1.0.0). The very first major release by the Mir team.     Mir is graphics rendering server that can be used to render graphics on the screen of internet of things (IoT) devices. It… Read More »