Nooks and Crannies column

D Ruth Bavousett's Nooks and Crannies column explores open source projects that you might not have heard about (yet).

Generate random data for your applications with Elizabeth

Generate random data for your applications with Elizabeth
For developers needing sample data for their applications, Elizabeth is a valuable tool.Read more

The quest for a great text editor: A brief intro to Notepad++

The quest for a great text editor: A brief intro to Notepad++
The real power of Notepad++ starts to show up when you want to edit code.Read more

Trick or treat with funny Perl modules

Trick or treat with funny Perl modules
Some of these modules, while obviously fitting into the "frivolous or trivial" category, are excellent learning exercises.Read more

Got the writing bug? An introduction to bibisco

bibisco, the choice tool for novelists
bibisco supports multiple writing projects, and you can start a new one any time.Read more

Writing an academic paper? Try Fidus Writer

Writing an academic paper? Try Fidus Writer
This month we learn about Fidus Writer, a web-based collaborative writing tool made specifically for the needs of academic writers who need to use...Read more

Intro to LimeSurvey: An open source, feature-rich polling platform

LimeSurvey: An open source, feature-rich polling platform
If you want a robust, customizable polling platform with features for complicated surveys and a useful statistical analysis and summary system, then...Read more

Rumors of COBOL's demise have been greatly exaggerated: Meet GnuCOBOL

COBOL programming language
Despite rumors that say otherwise, COBOL is still in use today. Learn about the new (or should we say, Gnu) generation of COBOL.Read more

Phire CMS: A feature-rich, lightweight content management system

Phire CMS: A feature-rich, lightweight content management system
This month we learn about Phire CMS, a solid PHP content management system, which could be useful for a number of CMS scenarios.Read more