Post tagged: tools

3 Open Source Password Managers

Keep your data and accounts safe by using a secure open source password manager to store unique, complex passwords.

Maintaining complex, unique passwords for each site and service you use is among the most common pieces of advice that security professionals provide to the public every year.

Yet no matter …

How to encrypt linux partitions with LUKS

There are plenty of reasons why people would need to encrypt a partition. Whether they're rooted it in privacy, security, or confidentiality, setting up a basic encrypted partition on a Linux system is fairly easy. This is especially true when using LUKS, since its functionality is built directly into the …

Open Source Alternatives to Visio

Need to create diagrams, flowcharts, circuits, or other kinds of entity-relationship models? Microsoft Visio is without a doubt the best software for that, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice for you.

Visio may be the industry standard in the corporate world, but it comes with a huge drawback …

6 Cloud-Based Tools To Help You Build A Web App With Ease

In just a relatively short amount of time, building mobile apps has transformed from a process that included lots of knowledge in developing into something that almost anyone can do. Cloud-based tools are quickly becoming the norm for app developers, and these are some of the highest recommended tools, each …

android development

Android devs

Install JAVA

yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel

Install SDK Tools:

Download the sdk-tools zip from here

mkdir /opt/android
cd /opt/android

The sdk should go under /opt/android/tools

unzip sdk-tools.zip
sudo chmod a+x $(sudo find . -type f -executable )

Create a …

Archiving DVDs and CDs

Since now I have a Android TV I put away my HTPC and with that the capability to view DVDs or listen CDs directly.

So I converted my entire CD and DVD library to media files and stored in my home NAS.

Since we are talking hundreds of DVDs and …

Programming 2016

Programming 2016

  1. GWT and GWT on Mobile and Java servlets
  2. Generate Excel http://www.gwtproject.org/overview.html http://www.m-gwt.com/

Java based:


Programming 2015

  • Cross-Platform: Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, WebApp?
  • Run-Time: >100MB …

Windows administration from the command line

Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer.

If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, you can open these consoles with the .msc file names …

dev notes 2014

Replacment for Make and Autoconf: MakeMe

(If you don't have root but have Android 4+ you can use the command-line program adb from the Android SDK platform tools to make backups via a desktop computer)

chromebook ides

Dev Tools

Alternative languages:

  • D : better than C, but not over-the-top like C …

My Must Have Android Apps

This is a list of my favorite Android Apps:

Essentials

  • Barcode Scanner - Play Store F-Droid
  • Ghost Commander - F-Droid
  • F-Droid Alternative Application Manager. Usually Open source stuff with significantly less crap ware and ads.

Productivity

Driving Continuous Integration from Git

Testing, code coverage, style enforcement are all check-in and merge requirements that can be automated and driven from Git.

If you're among the rising number of Git users out there, you're in luck: You can automate pieces of your development workflow with Git hooks. Hooks are a native Git mechanism …

Program Documentation

So these are my ideas on how to document projects. There are three types of documentation types:

  1. User guides
    Targetted and end-users of the software and people who want a brief overview.
  2. Man pages
    Again targetted at end-users but also sysadmins. Usually to address a specific feature.
  3. API level documentation …