Open Source Eclipses
Our CTO, Bobby Mathew discusses open source tools that help benefit development
and even management areas. The open source world has come a long way in
evolving from command line-based geeks operating systems to a powerful
competitor for the commercial giants of the industry. With its philosophy
of openness in quality and ownership it has won a huge following and has
gathered momentum to the size of more than 20,000+ developers around the
world participating in different aspects voluntarily.
The open source model has many advantages like low overheads, emphasis
on quality due to peer reviews that necessitate high levels of interaction
and open learning and passing of information.
The Linux platform has come a long way with its GUI's - there are so
many out there with the popular ones being KDE and GNOME. Office Suites
like StarOffice and OpenOffice are compatible with Microsoft Office and
also being similar in their look and feel. Evolution - an MS-Outlook compatible
email client promises to be a solution with even a similar look and feel.
HTML editors like SCREAM seek to rival tools like FrontPage and Dreamweaver
Visual Development tools have not been the strength of the Linux world.
With the advent of eclipse the equation could change in favor of the open
source world. Read on for