Programming Languages of the Web

Open source software and web development are closely related to one another. Why? If you write a web application, anyone who receives the final product will see all of your source code without any hindrance (except PHP at some cases, but obscuring your PHP web application’s source code is way tedious and clients won’t like it). Therefore, it’s common for the open source community to develop a lot of web applications as well as plugins for popular open source CMS or web apps like WordPress,…

Popular Open Source Web Applications

What are the most popular open source web applications? If you are a web developer or a web designer or someone who wants to learn how the web works, knowing some of the popular open source web applications can greatly benefit you. On the other hand, if you want an open source solution for your web project, then knowing some of the best open source web apps could help you choose which one you’ll get. It’s true that there are thousands of open source web…

Open Source Software and Free Software-What´s the Difference?

{{unknown}}Both of these terms seem to mean the same thing but the truth is that they are not interchangeable.  Some say that the difference between these two is more philosophical than practical.  To others, there are fundamental differences between the two.  The term open source was coined back in 1997 as a substitute of “free software” because the term gave out the idea that since it was free, it was probably of low quality. Let´s first try to find the definitions of these terms.  In…

Most Popular Open Source Software

Last time, we published a post about the meaning of open source. We learned that open source software is software that was released along with its source code and is mostly free. That attributes made open source software popular to the masses because they can alter the software to their liking if they have the skills for free! In addition to that, there are popular open source software that dominates its field and some that are almost a match to proprietary software that costs hundreds…

What is Open Source?

If you are new to the world of development, then you might be wondering about the meaning of the word open source. For the untrained mind and common folks, open source might seem to mean that the software’s source code is open and that means it can be easily hacked or modified without permission. Another term about open source is that they are free software and that open source developers are those willing to give their talent for free. But the truth about open source…