Open Source Terms

    A great place to learn more about Open-Source and the free software movement is RedHat's OpenSource.com. This site provides excellent resources to learn about free or open software. It also provides an excellent community to get connected with Open-Source developers and learn about their projects and experience.

    If you are interested in moving to an open model, the Open-Source Initiative provides some greate starting points and guides tailored for everyone from the developer to the businessman, to the average user.



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Cloud9

    Cloud9 is amazing. If you are a developer who has more than one computer, it is a huge time saver. It is an online IDE for web development. When linked with a Docker VM, it provides testing domains for websites. All of the development for this site was done using Cloud9's collaboration features.

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WebGL

    WebGL, or Web Graphics Library, is a Javascript API that allows 3D and 2D rendering. With the new canvas element of HTML5, WebGL is not needed as much for 2D, but it is an incredibly powerful tool for 3D rendering within a webpage, especially when you combine it with other libraries such as Three.js.

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Owl Carousel

    Owl Carousel is a simple-to-implement Javascript plugin that creates an automatic carousel of images. It is responsive to touch and drag and it supports responsive design. The best part about it is the simple HTML syntax you use to implement it. No Javascript knowledge required!

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Three.js

    Three.js is an easy to use interface for the WebGL platform. It allows developers to create beautiful 3D effects on their websites. In fact, the 3D 'ocean' on the homepage was made using Three.js.

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jQuery

    jQuery is a library for JavaScript that provides a simplified syntax, and a number of useful features and shortcuts. The majority of the JavaScript on this site was done using jQuery.

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Bootstrap

    Bootstrap is a CSS library that greatly simplifies responsive web development, while providing a clean and usable HTML format. This entire website was built on Bootstrap.

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Open-Source Organizations

Open Source Companies

    There are a number of Open-Source companies, though you may not have heard of them, that have developed some of the biggest infrastructures and have become some of the most successful background tech companies of all time. These include operating system companies like Canonical, the company behind the operating system Ubuntu that drives many businesses and computers including retail giant Walmart. RedHat is the the leader in Open-Source for businesses, and maker of RedHat Enterprise Linux for Corporations, an operating system that rivals that of Microsoft's Windows OS.

    Even more obscure companies like the Document Foundation, makers of LibreOffice, the Open-Source alternative to Microsoft Office, help to power the internet. Equally important is the Apache Foundation, makers of the Apache Web Server that serves more than half the internet.

    The point we are trying to make is that Open-Source companies are everywhere, you just have to look.



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