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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4 best open source web development softwares.

1. Quanta plus













For quick and effortless web development - Quanta Plus is steadily becoming a worthwhile competitor to the commercial web editors on the market. Quanta Plus's features include multi-document interface, WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editing and templates. Among the advanced features your will find team development, plug-in support and a PHP debugger. The objective of the team behind Quanta Plus is simply to developer the best tool for web development.

2. Mozilla SeaMonkey


SeaMonkey settles all of your internet application needs in own package. Its a web-browser, email and newsgroup client, HTML authoring program and IRC chat client all-in-one. In most areas - web-browsing and email/newsgroup support SeaMonkey is similar to the stand-alone applications Firefox and Thunderbird. The Composer is simple but yet powerful and handles tables, CSS and positioned layers.

3. KompoZer


Kompozer is an open source web development tool built on NVU. The project strives to fix bugs in the NVU project and added new features to it. Both the HTML editor as well as the CSS editor has so far be fixed and updated as part of the Kompozer project - and many more changes are scheduled. Apart from that the main feature set is exactly as in NVU. And one of the most important features is still that editing take place in WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) mode allowing you full control of layout as you work with your web design.

4. Aptana


Aptana is an html/javascript editor, however, it does not provide any wysiwyg feature - but it is still an amazing editor with many advanced features. Aptana is intended for people developing dynamic web applications. It provides "Code Assist" (code completion) which is context related help showing possible java-script functions and parameters, html and css tags. It also tells you which of these are available in different browsers so that you can easily make sure you code will work for all users.

Swiftfox - optimized browser for different Intel and AMD processors


Swiftfox is  based on  Firefox. It is available for GNU/Linux platforms and distributed by Jason Halme. Swiftfox is a set of builds of Firefox optimized for different Intel and AMD microprocessors. It is freely downloadable with open source code and proprietary binaries. Firefox extensions and plugins are compatible with Swiftfox, with notable exceptions. The name Swiftfox comes from the animal Swift Fox. Swiftfox differs from Firefox by a limited number of changes, and builds for different processors.


There is now an installer available that is distro independent. It is a script that downloads and installs Swiftfox in the /opt directory and attempts to use existing Firefox plugins. The installer is probably the best way for most users to install Swiftfox. If your distro is Debian based you will want to install using the deb files as the apt repository will provide automatic updating. More info is available at the deb file page.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oracle releases VM VirtualBox 3.2.6

Oracle has announced the release of version 3.2.6 of its open source VM VirtualBox desktop virtualisation application for x86 hardware. The latest maintenance update includes more than 20 bug fixes and a number of changes over the previous 3.2.4 release from early June.


VM VirtualBox 3.2.6 features updated OpenGL 3D support for 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows guests, support for 64-bit SMP guests on 32-bit hosts (VT-x and AMD-V only) and guest control execution fixes for Solaris systems. Other changes include compatibility updates for Mac OS X server guests, improved SATA performance, better command line parsing of the installer on Windows systems and fixes for several VirtualBox 3.2.0 regressions.

More details about the release can be found in the release announcement and changelog. VM VirtualBox 3.2.6 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. VirtualBox source code is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public Licence (GPLv2) while VirtualBox binaries are released under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation Licence (PUEL).


AbiWord : A free alternative for Microsoft word

Abiword is popular among linux users though it is available for windows and MAC platforms as well. What is cool about AbiWord is its ability to read and write all industry standard document types, such as documents, Microsoft Word documents, WordPerfect documents, Rich Text Format documents, HTML web pages and many more.


AbiWord can open and edit both Microsoft Word 2007 documents and OpenOffice Writer files with it. AbiWord has advanced document layout capabilities and can do mail merge as well which allows you to automatically fill in specific form fields in documents with information from databases and comma separated or tabbed text files. AbiWord comes in many different languages. AbiWord is available in most common and many not-so-common languages.You can even make sure that your document contains none of those nasty spelling errors by using AbiWord’s built-in spelling checker. Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages.


Universal USB Installer : boot linux live cds from falsh drives

I play around with a lot of Linux distributions and while I typically just virtualize them using an app like Oracle VirtualBox or VMware, sometimes it's nice to be able to test them on bare metal. A nice, pain-free way to do that is with Pendrive Linux's Universal USB Installer.


The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install. Other features include; Persistence (if available), and the ability to format the flash drive (recommended) to ensure a clean install. Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive with your select Linux version installed.

Universal Installer can create persistent storage on your flash drive. That means you'll actually have some permanent space to save things like files and preferences -- instead of just having a flash drive clone of your disc image.

Universal Installer supports a large number of linux distrobutions such as Ubuntu family, Mint,Puppy linux etc..


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Monday, June 28, 2010

Blogger gets Facebook, Twitter share buttons.

Sharing has become very important on the web and there’s hardly a website out there that doesn’t enable users to easily share a story or a piece of content. This is more than valid for blogs, which really thrive from readers sharing a post with their friends. hence , Blogger has finally introduced some new sharing tools for blogs, enabling readers to spread their appreciation over email and social networks.


Blogger now offers new share buttons. The new buttons can be placed under each post and let your blog readers easily share your post via email, Blogger, and popular social networks—we now support Google Buzz, Twitter, and Facebook, and we plan to add more services in the future.

Says Jiho Han, Software Engineer in blogger buzz

You can start having the new share buttons show up under your posts by editing the Blog Posts widget and enabling Show Share Buttons in Design | Page Elements. Go ahead and turn the new sharing buttons on, and let some fun sharing begin


xyzMiddle : Solutions for Javabat : 27

Given a string, does "xyz" appear in the middle of the string? To define middle, we'll say that the number of chars to the left and right of the "xyz" must differ by at most one. This problem is harder than it looks.

xyzMiddle("AAxyzBB") → true
xyzMiddle("AxyzBB") → true
xyzMiddle("AxyzBBB") → false




public boolean xyzMiddle(String s) 
  int index=0;
  for(int i=0;i<s.length();i++)
      if(index==0 && Math.abs( index-(s.length()-(index+3)))<=1) 
        return true; 
      else if( Math.abs( index-(s.length()-(index+3)))<=1 && s.charAt(index-1)!='.')
         return true;   
  return false;  

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Web2PDF : view blocked web sites as PDF files.

There are ample ways to view blocked web sites , browse by IP , browse via proxy servers or using google cache to access cached pages. If  none of these worked for you there is another option. convert web pages to PDF.
Web2PDF is a free service which converts the page directed by URL you enters into  a PDF file.


Enter the desired URL and press convert to PDF button, you can configure the resulting PDF file by pressing options button for an example change the image compression level  , page size and even set up passwords for it. once converted  web2pdf provides options to download or view in Google Docs or to upload it and share it online.


Explorer++ : multi-tab file manager for Windows

Windows Explorer is the default file manager of windows , It lacks certain functionalities which would have made it much more facilitating. for an example tabbed browsing , ability to bookmark folders.
Explorer++ has it all.  Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.


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  • With the option to save to the registry or a configuration file, Explorer++ is completely portable.
  • Tabbed browsing for easy management of multiple folders.
  • Display window shows previews of files as they are selected.
  • Easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation.
  • Customizable user interface.
  • Full drag-and-drop support with other applications, including Windows Explorer.
  • Advanced file operations such as merging and splitting supported.


Screenlets – Desktop gadgets for linux.

In windows desktop we have  desktop gadgets and a sidebar which acts as a widgets container. similarily Screenlets is the name of both gadgets and the gadget engine which runs with compiz fusion on linux.



If you are using ubuntu just open up Synaptic package manager (System->Administration) and search for “screenlets”. It is already in ubuntu repositery. there is no need to add sources.
or  using the command line run the following command .

sudo apt-get remove --purge screenlets

For other linux the screenlets Compressed Archive and extract it and install it using following commands.

tar -xzf thedownloadedfile.tar.gz

cd screenlets

sudo python install

After the installation you can add screenlets to the desktop using Screenlet manager . Applications –> Accesories –> Scrrenlets. just  click on the desired screenlet and press Launch/Add on the left panel of Screenlet manager. after the addition you can configure screenlets individually by clicking the small icon on the upper right corner of it. to load the selected screenlet at the startup just check Auto Start on login option on the lower left corner of the window.


By pressing Get more screenlets button will direct you to the screenlets web site to browse for more screenlets,  To install new screenlets download the archive ,  press Install on the left panel browse to the screenlet archive. for more information refer to the FAQ.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Java 4-ever : Trailer for Javazone

JavaZone is Scandinavia's biggest meeting place for software developers, and one of Europe's most important. JavaZone has been described as a high-quality, independent conference, and is a forum for knowledge exchange,
The 2010 Program, which will be held in Oslo, Norway from September 8 to 9 and estimates over 2,000 attendees, is the ninth consecutive meeting since non-profit organizer javaBin was established in 1996.

JavaZone released the full teaser for the mock film Java 4-ever, about a young man who can no longer hide his suppressed love for Java from his orthodox .NET-loving family. Cue dramatic trailer tropes (the good ol’ father-dropping-to-knees-in-utter-shock-upon-discovering-son’s-secret always gets me), heart-rending music that never fails, and intense Norwegian thespians, and I’m sold.

Meebo - web-based instant messenger

Meebo is a web-based instant messaging solution. Rather than requiring you to install a client on your computer, you handle all of your instant messaging affairs through the Meebo web site.

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Registration is optional if you're using a single service like AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, or MSN Messenger; you can simply use your credentials for that service to log into it through Meebo. If you want to build a more fleshed out profile that logs into multiple services at once, you'll need to sign up for a free Meebo account. One bonus for people behind a corporate firewall, assuming that your firewall isn't blocking the actual Meebo site, is that as long as you can use secure web sites (those with the https:// designation), you can connect to all your favorite chat services.

Rainmeter – Customizable resource meter

Rainmeter is an application which will allow you to place what are called "Skins" on your desktop. These skins can measure and display a wide variety of information. Some examples of things you can display are:





  • System Information - CPU, RAM, Network, Drive Space, you name it...
  • Launchers and Docks - Be creative and create your own RocketDock or launcher
  • Music and more - Interfaces for WinAmp and iTunes, Internet radio or online video
  • Web-based content - Weather, GMail inbox, RSS feeds. Just about anything you can parse from the web

Skins are fully customizable by you. They are primarily just .ini text files with simple commands that say "Measure this, and display it here looking like this". We will get into customizing skins more later, but you can use all your creativity and very simple Rainmeter statements to really make your desktop your own.

Rainmeter is  available for Windows XP/Vista/7 .Download installer version.

Installer Version

  • Rainmeter 1.2 - (32bit) - (64bit)
  • Friday, June 25, 2010

    Thunderbird 3.1 Available For Downloads


    Thunderbird 3.1 adds in several new features, some of which include:

    • Faster Search Results: Message indexing is faster and provides users with faster search results.
    • Quick Filter Toolbar: Makes it faster and easier to search and sort through what’s in a user’s inbox by letting users filter against search terms, tags, starred messages, address book contacts, new emails, and attachments.
    • Migration Assistant: This release includes a completely new and easier way to migrate from Thunderbird 2. The new Migration Assistant gives Thunderbird 2 users a way to choose the new features in Thunderbird 3.1 or to keep their current features and settings.
    • Saved Files Manager: Finding a downloaded item is a cinch with the new Saved Files Manager which displays all the files users downloaded from their email to their computer.

    Thunderbird 3.1 is available for downloads in over 45 languages for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based systems. You can download Thunderbird 3.1 right now by visiting this link.

    Windows Live Essentials beta is now Available for Windows Vista and 7.

    The wait is over finally , Windows Live Essentials beta includes free programs from Microsoft for photos, movies, instant messaging, e‑mail, blogging, and more. Get them all in one download and get more done with Windows.


    Windows live essentials beta is  available only for Windows vista and Windows 7 , Windows vista users are advised to check system requirements page . you can either  download the whole package or choose what to download. latter option is more sensible for most of the people are looking for Live writer or messenger.

    Main Installer -  will install all the live essentials.
    Selective Installer – will let you choose what to install.

    Sudoku Puzzle Solver : minor update

    Sudoku puzzle solver is now equipped with few  additions in UI and code to make it easier for users to solve/make puzzles. in new UI there is an option to check in menu bar Settings –> Indicate constraints . when checked and user hovers mouse over a cell program highlights the row , column and box related to the cell. further more tooltip pops up and shows possible values which can be entered according to sudoku game rules for the particular cell. 

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    EDIT: 26/06/10

    UI Update:


    If you have Java Run time installed on your system , download and extract the Archive and run Sudoku.jar by double clicking on it or using command line .
    java –jar Sudoku.jar.

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    Thursday, June 24, 2010

    getSandwich: Solutions for Javabat : 26

    It’s been sometime since i posted my last javabat solution. Here I am with a new string question. Question is like this.

    A sandwich is two pieces of bread with something in between. Return the string that is between the first and last appearance of "bread" in the given string, or return the empty string "" if there are not two pieces of bread.

    getSandwich("breadjambread") → "jam"
    getSandwich("xxbreadjambreadyy") → "jam"
    getSandwich("xxbreadyy") → ""



    public String getSandwich(String str) {
      int firstI = str.indexOf("bread");
      int lastI  = str.lastIndexOf("bread");
      if(firstI==lastI || firstI==-1)
        return "";
        return str.substring(firstI+5, lastI);  

    Defraggler 1.15.163 : Defrags one or more files, folders.

    Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.Defragmenting only what is needed saves a lot of time instead of defragmenting a whole drive that could take a few hours. It was developed by the creators of CCleaner.



    At a glance, you can see how fragmented your hard drive is. Defraggler's drive map shows you blocks that are empty, not fragmented, or needing defragmentation.

    • Give your hard drive a quick touch-up with Quick Defrag
    • Organizes empty disk space to further prevent fragmentation
    • Defragment while you sleep - and wake up with a faster PC. Set Defraggler to run daily, weekly or monthly
    • Full Windows OS and Multi-lingual support
    • Supports 37 major languages

    Defraggler is made by Piriform, the company that also brought you CCleaner and Recuva, so is completely free! (3.88  MB)


    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    VLC 1.1.0 - ready for HD with webM

    WIndows/Mac/Linux: VLC, Most famous plays-it-all download, has rolled out its official 1.1 release, cementing the hardware video acceleration for smoother HD playing, bundling support for the open WebM video standard, and implementing lots of fixes and speed-ups in the code.


    WIndows/Mac/Linux: Most popular plays-it-all download, has rolled out its official 1.1 release, cementing the hardware video acceleration for smoother HD playing, bundling support for the open WebM video standard, and implementing lots of fixes and speed-ups in the code.

    Along with the list of improvements, there is something entirely new and notable about 1.1, but not in a good way. AOL, the owner of NullSOFT and, therefore, the Shoutcast streaming protocol, has demanded that VLC remove support for showing a directory of the web's SHOUTcast streams from its player, unless it changed its license and bundled other AOL software with VLC. The media player makers declined, of course, but have put some links to AOL team leaders' email addresses on their page, so that fans of VLC can show their support for open software.

    so far, on Windows for GPU decoding, VideoLAN is recommending nVidia® GPU, until ATI® drivers are working with VLC architecture, and until the VLC developers get access to some Intel® hardware supporting GPU decoding.


    Firefox 3.6.4 Released: Flash No Longer crashes

    After some delays, Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.4, the newest version of the popular web browser. It comes with one big addition: protection against crashing due to third-party plugins, most notably Adobe Flash.


    Windows/Mac/Linux: Mozilla just pushed out a new stable Firefox update, Firefox 3.6.4. The most notable feature in the update: Firefox now has crash protection (like Chrome) that prevents Flash, Silverlight, and Quicktime crashes from bringing down your entire browser.

    Download it now or update your firefox now.

    Facebook for iPhone version 3.1.3 released


    A new version of Facebook for iPhone , iPhod touch and iPad is out , now with the ability to watch videos and post on event walls. which seems to be still having some bugs related to games feeds .



    Get Facebook for iPhone

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    Windows Live Messenger is available for IPhone and IPod touch.


    Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger for the iPhone is now available on the iTunes App Store for free.The iOS app brings the new Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 features with it. Integration with Facebook, Flickr, Skydrive and other services. Some screenshots:


    (Image source - softpedia)

    By installing Windows Live Messenger on their Apple devices, owners of an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad can easily become part of the world’s largest instant messaging network. The IM client is, of course, available for download free of charge, just as the desktop variant. Microsoft underlines that the new application has been designed to bring many of the same features and capabilities of Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 to Apple devices.

    SystemRescueCd : system rescue disk

    SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It comes with a lot of linux software such as system tools (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It requires no installation. It can be used on linux servers, linux desktops or windows boxes. The kernel supports the important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs)



    The latest version of SystemRescueCD features the 2.6.34 release of the Linux kernel and has the latest version of the Gnome Partition Editor (GParted), version 0.6.0. This new GParted allows support for partitions with sector size greater than 512 bytes. An improved Ethernet driver has also been included for a better network support. This change log will tell us more about the new features of this version.


    Ditto : Clipboard manager to enhance copy-pasting

    Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard, text, images, html, custom formats




    • Easy to use interface
    • Search and paste previous copy entries
    • Keep multiple computer's clipboards in sync
    • Data is encrypted when sent over the network
    • Accessed from tray icon or global hot key
    • Select entry by double click, enter key or drag drop
    • Paste into any window that excepts standard copy/paste entries
    • Display thumbnail of copied images in list
    • Full Unicode support(display foreign characters)
    • UTF-8 support for language files(create language files in any language)
    • Uses sqlite database (

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