OpenSource For You
May  2021   Issue Vol. 9  No. 8 

Focus
Combining DevSecOps and the Cloud to Transform an Organisation
This article covers the DevSecOps transformation framework and its phases, mapping it to DevSecOps tools on the cloud. It also highlights the benefits of and the best practices for using DevSecOps.

Focus
Using ClamAV to Detect and Prevent Malware
Malware is computer software that can lead to serious disasters, ranging from vital data loss to a network security breach. It can infect a client computer or a server by means of data transfer, and only sophisticated antivirus software can scan and detect this in real-time. This article describes various types of malware that can affect computer systems, and how ClamAV can be used to mitigate their effects.
Focus
Kali Linux: Use this Popular Linux Distribution
for Penetration Testing

This article explores penetration testing in conjunction with Kali Linux, the Debian-derived distro of the Linux operating system.
 
Focus
Is Your LAMP Server Secure?
It’s no secret that the Internet is stuffed with various bots that try to get into the ‘body’ of your site, or simply put — to hack it. Therefore, after installing a LAMP server,you need to configure it to protect your site from such attempts.
Focus
Why We Need Fingerprinting Tools for Android Apps
Smartphone users generally keep their data and personal information on the cloud and access it through different apps. This poses a threat to the security of personal data, especially when a smartphone app seems to have suspicious code. This article covers a couple of tools for fingerprinting and forensic analysis of Android apps.
 
Focus
Test Your Software with JMeter
Software applications have to undergo various tests to ensure quality. One such test is load testing, which helps to determine how the application behaves when multiple users or requests hit it imultaneously. Apache JMeter (JMeter) is one of the best open source tools for this job.
Focus
Top 10 Open Source Network
Security Tools for Web Apps

Whether you are part of a startup dipping your toes into the field of Web apps or a full blown MNC working on multiple different projects, protecting your organisation’s network and critical infrastructure is of paramount importance. In this article,I share with you the top 10 open source tools to handle the security of your network.
 
Focus
Pen Testing: Attacking a Vulnerable Metasploitable Machine
The Metasploitable framework is an open Source framework created by the Rapid7 Metasploit team. It is used by many cybercriminals and ethical hackers to study different vulnerabilities on servers and networks. It is easily customisable and is compatible with most operating systems.Metasploitable is used by penetration testers to study the weak spots of a network.
Developers - Let's Try
An Introduction to R
Welcome to a new series on ‘R, statistics and machine learning’. R is a programming language that was primarily designed for statistical computing and graphics. It is a multi-paradigm programming language that supports an imperative, objectoriented, array and functional style of programming. R is dynamically typed and is primarily written in C, Fortran and R itself.
 
Developers - Let's Try
Static Code Analysis Using SonarQube and Jenkins
Machine learning has revolutionised the manner in which software is built. However, there are many specific challenges associated with ML based application development. MLflow is an open source platform that offers solutions for these challenges. The major advantages of MLflow are the ability to work with any ML library, run the ML app the same way in any cloud, and scalability. This article introduces various features of MLflow.
Developers - How To
CloudOps: Continuous Operations Using Ansible
and Jenkins

CloudOps, as the name suggests, comprehensively covers all the tasks required to run a set of cloud based business applications. Organisations are migrating their IoT systems to the cloud to enhance scalability while optimising performance and capacity. In this article, we highlight how Ansible and Jenkins can be used for CloudOps.
 
Developers - InSight
Classical Programming Languages: The Saga of Pascal
In the first two articles in this series on classical programming languages, we have discussed Fortran and COBOL — two languages in their early sixties. In the last and final article in this series, we will discuss Pascal, a language in its early fifties and more than a decade younger than the two languages discussed earlier.
Admin - How To
Creating a Backup with Rsync
Rsync is a Linux based tool used for backup and file recovery. In this article, we will see how to set it up in Linux and also understand some basic operations.
 
Open Gurus - InSight
Understanding Reliability In Bluetooth Technology
This article discusses Bluetooth reliability in an in-depth manner and addresses the many connectivity obstacles for optimal use of this wireless communication technology. Effective data transmission and reception requires a careful grasp of packet delivery over different instances of time.
Developers - Let's Try
MLflow: Meeting the Challenges Posed by ML Based Application Development
Machine learning has revolutionised the manner in which software is built. However, there are many specific challenges associated with ML based application development. MLflow is an open source platform that offers solutions for these challenges. The major advantages of MLflow are the ability to work with any ML library, run the ML app the same way in any cloud, and scalability. This article introduces various features of MLflow.
 
For U & Me - InSight
Popular DevOps Certifications
In the second part of this series of articles on DevOps certifications, we take a look at seven more online courses that you could benefit from if you are looking at a career in DevOps.
For U & Me - InSight
A Guide to Open Source Desktop Project Management Tools
Is the high cost of commercial project management software holding back your team from gaining valuable skills to take on larger projects? Open source can help.This article is the start of a series on open source project management tools.
 
For U & Me - Overview
Change the Game with Transformative Innovation
All types of innovations have a place in business and economy. Having the right balance is important for all of them. The good thing is, when you have cash and jobs released from efficiency innovation, you can turn them towards disruptive innovation.














Previous Issues
Check our Subscription Details