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Create a Rails-based Excel Clone with jqGrid

In my previous article, Combine jqGrid and Rails for Beautified Business Applications, I began an article series explaining how to build a rich, data-driven Rails application by adding a jQuery grid (jqGrid) to it. (Thanks to a great Rails plugin that made integrating Rails with jqGrid much easier.) Specifically, the

Combine jqGrid and Rails for Beautified Business Applications

JqGrid is a feature-rich data grid built with the jQuery JavaScript library. Short for “jQuery grid,” JqGrid has been around for quite a while and comes with rather extensive documentation. Hence, this article will not get into the details of installing jqGrid or using jQuery for rendering. It simply provides

Mono Development 101: Build Linux Desktop Apps with .NET

I’ve spent the majority of my career focused entirely on open source Web development, having only occasionally dabbled in .NET development. Of course, the great thing about the open source community is that if you do happen to need a particular application, chances are somebody else has already created it.

Open Source Cloud Computing Platform OpenStack Goes Commercial

The OpenStack open source cloud computing project isn’t just for hobbyists and bleeding-edge developers anymore. OpenStack began as a joint effort between Rackspace and NASA in July of 2010. The project has now expanded to over 40 partners and is now gearing up commercial support services in an effort to

OpenStack Adds IPv6 to Cloud Stack

OpenStack is gearing up for 2011 with a new release codenamed Bexar that will include new IPv6 and large object storage support. The OpenStack cloud platform was first announced in July of 2010 as a joint effort of NASA and Rackspace, The effort expanded to over 35 technology vendors with

Joomla 1.6 Takes Open Source CMS to the Enterprise

After three years in development, the open source Joomla 1.6 content management system (CMS) is now generally available. With the new release, the project has built new abstraction layers to further enable the CMS to run on different database backends as well as leaving the door open to future innovation.

MonoDevelop: Visual Studio Lite for the Linux Developer

onoDevelop is an open source integrated development environment for Linux platform users. This IDE is a replica of the original Microsoft .NET editor and also contains Windows support. The editor was primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages, but the latest version supports Java, Boo,Python,Vala, C, and C++ also.

Red Hat Grows Revenues with JBoss, Linux

Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) reported its third quarter fiscal 2011 financial results this week, coming in at the top end of its own expectations. Growth at Red Hat came by way of new product introductions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) and the continuing integration of JBoss middleware into

Red Hat Set to Exit 2010 on a High Note

Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) is set to report its third fiscal quarter 2011 earnings after market close today. With new technology releases in full swing during the quarter, expectations are running high for a strong performance. At the end of its second fiscal quarter 2011, Red Hat provided revenue

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