Thursday, August 14, 2014

8 'Wow'Programs For The Linux Terminal!

1. CMus
cmus is a small and fast console audio player
for Unix-like operating systems. cmus is
distributed under the terms of the GNU
General Public License (GPL) and operates
exclusively through a text-based user interface,
built with ncurses.

2. Finch
Finch is an open-source console-based instant
messaging client, based on the libpurple
library. Libpurple has support for many
commonly used instant messaging protocols,
allowing the user to log into various services
from one application. Finch uses GLib and
ncurses.

3. ELinks
ELinks is an advanced and well-established
feature-rich text mode web (HTTP/FTP)
browser. ELinks can render both frames and
tables, is highly customisable and can be
extended via Lua or Guile scripts. It is quite
portable and runs on a variety of platforms.

4. Alpine
Alpine is a fast, easy to use email client that is
suitable for both the inexperienced email user
as well as for the most demanding of power
users. Alpine is based on the Pine Message
System, which was also developed at the
University of Washington. Alpine can be
learned by exploration and the use of context-
sensitive help.

5. GNU Emacs
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customisable text
editor. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs
Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming
language with extensions to support text
editing.

6. w3m
w3m is a free software/open source text-based
web browser. It has support for tables,
frames, SSL connections, color and inline
images on suitable terminals. Generally, it
renders pages in a form as true to their
original layout as possible.

7. naim
naim is a messaging and chat program that
supports the protocols AIM, ICQ, IRC, and
RPI's Lily CMC protocols. Unlike most
messaging clients, it is not graphical; it runs
from the console using the ncurses library.

8. CMus
Snownews is a text mode RSS/RDF newsreader.
It supports all versions of RSS natively and
supports other formats via plugins. The
program depends on ncurses for the user
interface and uses libxml2 for XML parsing.
ncurses must be at least version 5.0. It should
work with any version of libxml2.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

10 Useful Command Privileges On Linux Ubuntu

In continuation
with our recent efforts to bring you everything
that there is about Linux and open source,
today we have compiled a list of 10 useful
command privileges for Linux Ubuntu. The
command line tools as you're aware are an
excellent resource to get the best out of Linux
platform, however, learning all the commands
is tough for the simple reason that there are
so many of them.

1.sudo
Runs command with root privileges.

2.sudo su
Opens shell as root.

3.sudo su user
Opens shell as user.

4.sudo -k
Forget password sudo.

5.gksudo
Sudo visual dialog in GNOME.

6.kdesudo
Sudo visual dialog in KDE.

7.sudo visudo
Edit sudoer.

8.gksudo nautilus
Root file manager in GNOME.

9.kdesudo konqueror
Root file manager in KDE.

10.passwd
Changes password.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Here Are 10 'Free' eBooks On C#

C# programming language, although comparatively new in comparison to the other (well established) lot has slowly and steadily picked up steam to mark its presence felt well across the globe. Built on the syntax and semantics of C++, the now popular object-oriented language allows C programmers to take full advantage of .NET as well, something that has been well-received by programmers.

Threading in C#, How to Become a C# Programmer, The C# Yellow Book, C# Query Expressions and Supporting Features, C# Essentials, Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours, Dissecting a C# Application, Object-oriented Programming in C#, Revisiting C#,
1.Threading in C#

"C# supports parallel execution of code through multithreading. A thread is an independent execution path, able to run simultaneously with other threads."

2.How to Become a C# Programmer

"In this free ebook, LearnItFirst.com founder Scott Whigham talks about how you can become a C# programmer by following a step-by-step approach that requires minimum investment, no college degree, and no prior experience."

3.The C# Yellow Book

"The C# Yellow Book is used by the Department of Computer Science in the University of Hull as the basis of the First Year programming course."

4.C# Query Expressions and Supporting Features

"The book is filled with exercises that have solutions in the back. To show you what these are like, there are 82 of these exercises and solutions in the sample. The full text includes more material from Query Expressions chapter. It also includes additional chapters that cover LINQ to SQL and LINQ to XML, respectively."

5.C# Essentials

"The C# Essentials online book contains 28 chapters of detailed information intended to provide everything necessary to gain proficiency as a C# programmer. The book begins with a detailed overview of the C# development and runtime environment with overviews of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), Common Intermediate Language (CIL) and Virtual Execution System (VES) followed by simple steps to creating both Windows and console based C# applications."

6.Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours

"C# is a modern object-oriented language designed and developed from the ground up with a best-of-breed mentality, implementing and expanding on the best features and functions found in other languages. C# combines the power and flexibility of C++ with the simplicity of Visual Basic."

7.Dissecting a C# Application

"This great book shows you the process, thinking and code behind the open-source .NET IDE SharpDevelop that went on to branch into MonoDevelop."

8.What the C or C++ Programmer Needs to
Know About C# and the .NET Framework


"This free on-line 267-page book is an introduction to C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework for programmers who have experience with C or C++."

9.Object-oriented Programming in C#

"The starting point of of this teaching material is a number of slides. The slides are annotated with explanations and additional resources. The most comprehensive version of the material has the form of a traditional textbook. You can think of the textbook as grown on top of the slide material."

10.Revisiting C#

"This book is intended to be a value adding reading material for beginner to intermediate C# programmers. It may also be used for accelerating the learning about new and upcoming features in C#, and also to get an introduction about new libraries in .NET."

Book introductions have been taken from official websites.

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