60 Apps and things my Ubuntu system must have

Ubuntu is beautiful. Too sexy to use with full power of GUI and terminal. I am a person who drives from Windows to Linux and the experience with Ubuntu is fabulous.

I have a checklist of 60 such applications that I always need to have o my system without fail. There are kind of my heart packages, and I have finally made my own UBUNTU custom disc which installs all these packages once for all together ๐Ÿ™‚

Programming and Development Environment
  1. ย Git
  2. Apache, PHP, Mysql, Python, PIP, SetupTools, Django, VirtualEnv, Node.js, hadoop, mongodb
  3. Java
  4. Ubuntu SDK

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Python with Mathematics and Sequences – PART 2 & tricky cool Integer calculations

Here we will see some known and easy way of computing different mathematical and sequential things.

NOTE: This post is in continuation to the PART 1, however its not necessary to refer part I and you could take it as an independent post also.

Calculate the average of a series

# For an arbitrary sequence
def average(seq, total=0.0):
    num = 0
    for item in seq:
    total += item
    num += 1
    return total / num

# For a sequence type such as a list or a tuple
def average(seq):
    return float(sum(seq)) / len(seq)

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Python with Mathematics and Sequences – PART 1

Sequence isย a particular order in which related things follow each other. Its fun and its very intuitive and so called logical. So lets start.

NOTE: Here we are not going to discuss what are different types of sequences are. We will see how we can achieve different sequences using Python.

Geometric Sequence

In a Geometric Sequence each term is found by multiplying the previous term by a constant.

2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, …

This sequence has a factor of 2 between each number.ย Each term (except the first term) is found by multiplying the previous term by 2.

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Guidelines for young python developers – PART 2 | Fun with happy coding

NOTE: This part is independent and doesn’t require PART-1 to be referred compulsorily, but its advisable ๐Ÿ™‚

Extended Slicing

Slicing in Python is a mechanism to select a range of items from Sequence types like strings, list, tuple, etc.

Syntax: [stat:end:step]

>>> L = range(10)
>>> L[::2]
[0, 2, 4, 6, 8]
mylist[::-1] # will reverse a list

# Reverse a string
>>> S = 'Abhilash'
>>> S[::-1]
'haslihbA'

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Guidelines for young python developers – PART 1 | Things you should know being a programmer

There are many things that we could consider under this subject. My motto is to make you aware with some of the important features, methods and pythonic stuff that you could refer from here and then do more Google for advanced learning. I will just give you a start.

NOTE: I consider you to be a Python developer. If you are just starting with Python, then I guess this post will become confusing for you. You could go through for quick reference on what to read next when you are done with your first Python tutorial.

Python is cool. Its trending and its obviously self-intuitive. Learning curve with python is awesome.

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Why is it important to secure your network?

Before starting i would like to share one of my personal experience with one of my client.

I got a call in late evening and my client was almost lasted all his hope. According to him, one of his competitor actually managed to access his network and successfully stolen all of his confidential data stored on that server. Not only this he also deleted all the files from the network so that my client should rework on everything. This was bad on his part, but that late evening made him realize that why so much of security awareness is happening these days.

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Acclaimed PHP vs ASP | An unbiased overview on Scalability, Performance, Complexity and other matrices.

There are chunk of articles on supremacy of one over another when โ€œASPโ€ and โ€œPHPโ€ are accounted together. What i personally donโ€™t like is the biased approach of both the communities towards the brought-up of one anothers evolutionary throughputโ€™s.

Why I have chosen โ€œAcclaimedโ€ as a keyword to start this ornamental topic is to assure the idea behind this writing. Make it clear! I am not here to support any of the community, neither my intentions are to dis-respect any language. My sincere request from all the readers would be to take it as an insight towards their preferred language (as per their own skill-sets) and not to take it as a typical preference to promote any one of the captioned programming environment.

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Good hackers are there for you not for themselves.

Hacker is someone having excellence in making

Yesterday i was in serious discussion with one of my friend, like other thousands of people, he was also with the opinion that the term Hacker is just for bad.

Linus Torvalds in 2002

I am in difference with his opinion and with people having similar thoughts. Why this thought comes up, is just because the immature knowledge on the topic. Sorry if i am rude, but let me explain my justification over the subject.

Who is hacker? Hacker could be anyone who is smart, intelligent and having out-of-the-box capabilities to deal with logic. Someone who is highly enthusiast about computer and its technologies. Someone who wants to learn about how stuff works. If this is bad, then the top nosh people sitting on the boards of technology are bad too. With hacking, they are serving you with better world.

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Key steps to be undertaken by Software Development Companies to improve engineering discipline.

In recent years, would be because of recession or because of any other cumbersome cause, the productivity or the quality delivery by majority of the companies and software engineers have been producing an ineffective measurements towards a true engineering discipline. Let it be a Collaborative Software Development Process, Rational Unified Process or may be adoption of a proper Agile methodology, non-disciplinary and hazardous matrices for evaluating the effectiveness of these methods has become harder than it should be.

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