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OpenSource For You
February  2019   Issue Vol. 7  No. 5 

For U & Me - Overview
Top Open Source Tools for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
‘Data is more valuable than gold’. This is the mantra of modern computing. Enormous amounts of data are being generated every minute throughout the world. The entry of AI and ML has facilitated the processing of this data and its use in the enterprise as well as in various other fields. Here is a bird’s eye view of trending open source tools for AI and ML.

For U & Me - Overview
Ten Trending Open Source Projects of 2018
Let’s look back at the most extensively used open source projects of 2018. While this article is aimed at software developers using open source tools and frameworks to build applications, others too can get a feel of what’s trending.
For U & Me - Overview
The Ten Best Open Source Tools for Librarians
Free and open source software (FOSS) offers excellent support to librarians. FOSS and libraries are a natural fit. Librarians often find their budgets under pressure and sharing comes naturally to them. While the tools available on the FOSS platform are not just affordable and build knowledge, but are very robust too.
 
For U & Me - Overview
Yet Another Top Ten List of Popular Programming Languages
This is that time of the year when we make lists. So here is yet another list of the top ten most popular programming languages. This is however a list with a difference. It is not dependent on the author’s personal preferences, but based on criteria outlined in the article itself.
Admin - Overview
Top Ten Linux Commands for Systems and Network Admins
The command line interface is a very potent tool in Linux. It helps systems and network admins execute different tasks seamlessly. Here is a list of the top ten Linux commands that can simplify their work.
 
For U & Me - Interview
"No More A Buzzword, And Reached Human Parity AI Has Arrived"
AI) has the power to transform our lives. Today, more and more AI systems are being open sourced, which is expected to lead to many more interesting innovations. To understand the potential of AI and the role open source plays in it, Ankita K.S. from the EFY Group chatted with Sandeep Alur, director – partner engagements, Microsoft, at Open Source India 2018.Excerpts follow...
For U & Me - Interview
Comcast encourages its engineers to not just consume open source but to also contribute to it
Comcast Corporation is an American entertainment conglomerate. The company is committed to open source software and uses it to develop products, attract talent and evolve the technology. Nithya A. Ruff, head, Comcast Open Source Program Office, talks about Comcast’s open source journey, new projects, collaborations and much more.
 
Developers - Overview
Are Code Reviews a Thing of the Past?
The backbone of a successful app or software is its impeccable code. This has to be kept pristine, else the app will fail. For code to be flawless, it has to be reviewed constantly. This can be achieved manually or through the use of a dedicated tool. Some pretty decent tools in this area are FindBugs, PMD, CheckStyle and SonarQube.
Developers - Let's Try
Hyperledger Sawtooth Architecture:
An Introduction to the Validator Network

This article is for open source technology enthusiasts who are interested in blockchain technologies and have a working knowledge of the Hyperledger Sawtooth project. It will give them a quick overview of the network layer in the Hyperledger Sawtooth architecture.
 
For U & - Let's Try
Why I Publish Only with FOSS Tools
Using FOSS tools to publish books can be fun, and is as professional as (sometimes more than) using proprietary software. Here is how I go about the job with some of the best tools available.
For U Me & - Overview
A Quick Look at Open Source Tools and Services for IoT
IoT is gaining ground in our lives at a very rapid rate. This makes the study of IoT and its related aspects very important. This article presents open source IoT tools and services in a nutshell.
 
For U Me & - Overview
An Invitation to Join the Kubernetes Storage SIG
This article is aimed at open source technology enthusiasts who are interested in container technologies and have hands-on experience with Kubernetes.
For U Me & - Overview
Top Ten Android Tablets of 2018
Contrary to expectations, tablets are quite popular with a large segment of users. They are also great as gifts. However, deciding on a popular and feature-packed tablet to suit your pocket can be a chore. We present a selection of the top Android tablets of 2018 to save you the trouble of deciding on one.
 
Compliance - Overview
The Connect Between Open Source and Trademarks
Open source is now inevitable for companies that want to thrive in a hypercompetitive world. There is currently no place for the old fear, uncertainty and doubt related to using open source software as it’s difficult to imagine a modern technology company that doesn’t use open source components.
For U & Me - Insight
Data Protection Bill: India’s Cyber Black Cat Commando
Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss. Its importance increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates.
 
For U & Me - Overview
Top 10 Open Source Media Server Software in 2018
A media server is simply a device that stores and shares media – audio, video, photos, books, etc. This broad definition covers a wide range of devices that can be called media servers. This article lists the top ten media server software of 2018.
For U & Me - Overview
Yet Another Top Ten List of Popular Programming Languages
This is that time of the year when we make lists. So here is yet another list of the top ten most popular programming languages. This is however a list with a difference. It is not dependent on the author’s personal preferences, but based on criteria outlined in the article itself.
 
Admin - Let's Try
Setting up Immutable Infrastructure Using Hashicorp Terraform and Jenkins
Infrastructure as Code has gained much popularity nowadays because of its easy implementation and the possibility of building clean infrastructure with a declarative programming model. This article covers the various approaches of building and maintaining your infrastructure with Terraform and Jenkins Server.
Admin - How To
Setting up a Proxy for Docker Containers in Linux Machines
With the popularity of cloud computing on the rise, there has been a steady increase in the use of container technology by enterprises. Docker is a popular container technology that we will explore in this article. The setting up of a proxy to run Docker containers may prove daunting to some, so this article walks the reader through the process and elucidates the pitfalls.
 
Admin - How To
DevOps Series Using Ansible to Set Up HAProxy as a Load Balancer for Nginx
In this 24th article in the DevOps series, we will learn how to set up HAProxy as a load balancer for multiple Nginx Web servers using Ansible.
Developers - How To
Plot Quickly and Efficiently with ggplot2 in R
R is an excellent environment for visualisation. The well-designed ggplot2 package with a planned structure for any kind of graphics is available in R. The qplot() function of the ggplot2 bundle can play a key role in producing fast and proficient plots.
 
Developers - How To
How to Avoid Priority Inversion and Enable Priority Inheritance in Linux Kernel Programming
This article focuses on avoiding priority inversion with the help of priority inheritance in real-time process execution, which accesses the kernel code. Kernel synchronisation mechanisms such as semaphore and rt-mutex are also covered. Priority inheritance in rt-mutex eliminates the priority inversion problem and hence improves real-time performance in the Linux environment.
Developers - Overview
An Overview of the Private Data Collection Feature in Hyperledger Fabric
This article is for open source technology enthusiasts with prior experience in Hyperledger Fabric.
 
Developers - Insight
Unspecified Behaviour in C and C++
This article covers the various aspects of unspecified behaviour in the C and C++ programming languages. It is a sequel to earlier articles on undefined behaviour, published in OSFY.
For U & Me - Interview
“You Need Not Be A Developer To Contribute To Open Source"
Though everyone knows about free and open source software (FOSS), and the vast and diverse community that has grown around it, there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to who can contribute to it. A common question is, “Who can contribute?” To understand how the FOSS world operates in India and learn about the new projects, Ankita K.S. from the EFY Group chatted with Rajesh Sola, education specialist, KPIT, at OSI Days 2018. Excerpts follow…
 
Developers - Overview
The Best Machine Learning Libraries in Julia
Machine learning (ML) is ubiquitous these days. This article introduces useful machine learning libraries in Julia, the developer base for which is growing fast. With the inherent advantages that Julia has in processing mathematical expressions, implementation of ML is very effective. This article takes you through popular libraries in Julia such as Flux, Knet, MLBase.jl and TensorFlow.jl.
Developers - Overview
An Overview of the Private Data Collection Feature in Hyperledger Fabric
This article is for open source technology enthusiasts with prior experience in Hyperledger Fabric.
 
Developers - How To
The Importance of Testing Web Applications
The demands of modern commercial enterprises make it mandatory for each organisation to have a website or Web application. The quality of the website or application plays an important role in how customers perceive the company and, in turn, how much faith they have in its products. In this scenario, rigorous testing of the website and the application becomes critical.














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