Open Source

Linux editor: effective code editing with Vim

Linux editor with a vast range of functions – Vim

In order to edit text files or receive source codes from software or websites, you require a text editor. Whether you’re using Linux, Windows, or Mac: the majority of operating systems these days already have them installed by default. There are also editors like Vim, which have a wider range of functions and simplify working with the confusing lines of code.

Solr

Solr: the powerful search platform from Apache

What exactly is Solr? The answer to this question lies in our article. In combination with the Java library, Lucene, Solr can be used to build powerful web search engines. Do you need to index your documents? Solr will take care of this. First, we explain the basic terms of practical open source software and its functions. In our Solr tutorial, we’ll explain how to set up the search platform. In...

How to create an e-book

Everything you need to know about e-books – part 1: creating an e-book

The interest in e-books has largely increased in previous years, and modern reading devices with energy-saving ‘e-ink’ display technology have now made the once niche product a mainstream contender. In our multi-part series, we give you tips on creating your own e-book. Welcome to part one: things to consider regarding planning, structure, and publishing.

Raspberry Pi Plex

Raspberry Pi and Plex: how to turn a single-board computer into a media server

Plex is among the most popular and user-friendly solutions for creating a media server in your home network. In contrast to many other applications, which are often Windows-only, the Plex server is compatible with Linux, Mac, and even single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. In this Raspberry Pi and Plex tutorial, you will learn what technical requirements must be fulfilled and how...

What's a hackathon?

Hackathons: intense and innovative programming retreats

What is a hackathon, and what happens at one? Very little sleep, innovative ideas, and a lot of hard work! In addition to a definition of a hackathon, and an explanation of how it works, we also provide a few examples of hackathons in the US, as well as some of the amazing projects that came from them, such as mental health apps, and organ transplant aides.

Set up your own Raspberry Pi mail server

Raspberry Pi mail server: using Raspberry Pi to manage e-mails

Why use e-mail servers from commercial e-mails service providers when you can just set up your own? You can create a private server easily and affordably with a small computer known as Raspberry Pi. Having your own e-mail server, however, requires a certain amount of work and also has its disadvantages. You can find out more about how to set up your personal Raspberry Pi mail server in this...

Creating an online store with WordPress

Creating an online store with WordPress and WooCommerce: This tutorial shows you how

In order to successfully sell products in the age of mobile internet and digital offers, having a well-functioning online store is a necessity. But how can you create your own online store without resorting to expensive help? With WordPress and WooCommerce, you can quickly and easily set up your own web store. We will show you how to do it with this step by step WooCommerce tutorial.

Raspberry Pi: How to set up an SSH server

Raspberry Pi: activating and using SSH access

Raspberry Pi has established itself as a reliable basis for servers of various types. Access – for configuration and maintenance purposes – rarely takes place on the mini computer itself, but mostly on a desktop computer in the same network. The communication protocol is the secure SSH (secure shell), which isn’t enabled by default and hasn’t been for some time. How to activate the Raspberry Pi...

Microsoft Office alternatives

Six free alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the most widely used Office package and, without a doubt, will remain to be for professional purposes. For users who often exchange documents with others, its compatibility gives it an unbeatable advantage. The biggest disadvantage, however, is the high cost of using Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office alternatives are usually more cost-effective, especially when the software is...

Free alternatives to Microsoft Word

What are the free Microsoft Word alternatives?

Without a doubt, Microsoft Word is one of the most popular computer programs in the world. Practically everyone who’s written a text on a computer has used Word to do so, and the majority of companies work with the program. Despite the high number of users, the program doesn’t come cheap. The price can prove a hurdle, especially for private users – so many look for alternative solutions. What are...