Maven and Cloud Foundry Integration

Cloud Fountry provides as easy integration plugins to move the build packages to its servers through Maven. Here is the sample configuration.

Add Servers to settings.xml


You can encrypt you password in MAVEN settings. Check out here on how to do it.

Add Dependency and Plugin settings in pom.xml


Thats it !!. Build you project using Maven and check if you application gets deployed into your Cloud Foundry server.

Must have Android apps for developers (Non Android developers)

The below list of apps are note rated or ordered in any ways.

1. AndroIRC – An IRC client application
2. Chrome – Mobile browser
3. Mozilla Firefox – Mobile browser
4. SSH/SFTP Server – Exposing your mobile as a SSH/SFTP server
5. AndFTP – FTP client
6. JuiceSSH – SSH client
7. aLogcat/aLogrec – Logger apps to view or save Android logs
8. Network Info II – Shows info about the phone and the current network, Bluetooth, IPv6 and Cell connection
9. kWS – Android Web Server
10. Google Analytics – Mobile client for Google Analytics
11. WordPress – Mobile client for WordPress dashboard
12. Control Panel for cPanel – Mobile client for cPanel Dashboard
13. File Expert – All in one File manager supporting Windows Samba, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, Webdev, Bluetooth OBEX client

Note: The above app list is used by me and has nothing to do with the other users.

Open Source Softwares – Top alternatives for proprietary softwares – Part 2


Part 1  –  Part 2  


  Famous Proprietary Programs   Open Source Alternatives   Download URL

Mail Servers & Mail Clients
16. Microsoft Exchange Server, IBM Lotus Domino   Zimbra, SoGo, Open-Exchange, OpenGroupware   Zimbra, SoGo, Open-Exchange, OpenGroupware
17. Microsoft Outlook   Evolution, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Eudora   Evolution, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Eduora

Multimedia, Video & Audio
18. Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp   Amaroke, aTunes, SongBird   Amaroke, aTunes, SongBird
19. CyberLink PowerDVD and InterVideo WinDVD   VLC media player, Media Player Classic, MPlayer   VLC media player, Media Player Classic, MPlayer
20. Adobe Soundbooth, Sony Sound Forge   Audacity, Ardour, DarkWave Studio, EcaSound   Audacity, Ardour, DarkWave Studio, EcaSound

21. Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera   Amaya, Mozilla Firefox, Chromium, K-Meleon, Konqueror, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey   Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, K-Melelon, Amaya, Chromium, Konqueror, Google Chrome

Networking Tools
22. Check Point VPN-1, Citrix Presentation Server   TightVNC, UltraVNC, OpenVPN   TightVNC, UltraVNC, OpenVPN
23. CommView   Wireshark, Snort   Wireshark, Snort
24. CuteFTP, FTP Commander   FileZilla, net2ftp, WinSCP   FileZilla, net2ftp, WinSCP

System Tools
25. Nero Multimedia Suit   DVD Flick   DVD Flick
26. Nero Burning ROM   K3B, InfraRecorder   K3B, InfraRecorder
27. Symantec Veritas NetBackup, Nero Back it up and burn   Amanda, Bacula, StorageIM   Amanda, Bacula, StorageIM
28. PKZip, WinRAR, WinZip   7-Zip, The Unachiver, WinUHA, PeaZip   7-Zip, The Unachiver, WinUHA, PeaZip
29. Syamntec Partion Magic, Symantec Ghost   Partimage, Clonezilla   Partimage, Clonezilla
30. VMware Server ESX   VirtualBOx, Cooperative Linux, OpenVZ   VirtualBOx, Cooperative Linux, OpenVZ
Part 1  –  Part 2  

Open Source Softwares – Top alternatives for proprietary softwares

Open source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Open source code evolves through community cooperation. These communities are composed of individual programmers as well as very large companies. Click Here to learn more about Open Source Softwares.

The Open Source softwares get developed rapidly as the development involves developers from individual to lage companies. Thus the Open Source softwares are gaining phase and becoming a competitive products to that of the costly and proprietary softwares in the market. Here is a collection of softwares that stand as the great alternatives to the Proprietary gaints.


Part 1  –  Part 2 
  Famous Proprietary Programs   Open Source Alternatives   Download URL

Operating Systems
1. Microsoft Windows Operating Systems   Linux Distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva etc.), Google Chrome OS, OpenSolaris, and more.   Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Chrome OS
Office Suites and Tools
2. Microsoft Office Suite, Star Office   OpenOffice, LibreOffice, KOffice, GNOME Office, Feng Office   OpenOffice, LibreOffice
3. Adobe PDF Evince, Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF Evince, Foxit Reader, Sumatra PDF
4. Mactopia NeoOffice NeoOffice
5. MathWorks MATLAB Scilab Scilab
6. Microsoft Visio Dia, ArgoUM, StarUML Dia, ArgoUM, StarUML
7. Adobe Acrobat PDFCreator, OpenOffice PDFCreator, OpenOffice
Production and Development Tools
9. Adobe Photoshop   Paint.Net, Gimp, GimpShop, Inkscape   Paint.Net, GIMP, GIMPShop, Inkscape
10. AutoCAD Archimedes Archimedes
11. Adobe Dreamweaver NVU (now KompoZer), BigFish, Amaya KompoZer, Last Official Release of NVU, BigFish, Amaya
12. Adobe Flash OpenLaszlo, Synfig Adobe Flex, OpenLaszlo, Synfig
13. UltraEdit-32, EditPlus Notepad++, SciTE, jEdit Notepad++, SciTE, jEdit
14. TruSpace,
Autodesk 3ds Max
Blender Blender
15. Microsoft Project Open Workbench Open Workbench
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