We all need good stuff that is available out there. Technology tools, applications, widgets, plugins and templates. We will share all the great stuff we find and hopefully you will share some with us too.

Two free tools that help you with meetings

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 25 June 2012

We all have meetings everyday and with more remote working it is more the norm than before. For customer demos it is critical that you get a paid offering like GoTo Meeting. For rest of the informal meetings that you by the dozens in a day, you need something easy and cheap, better yet free. […]

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Lightweight PDF Reader Alternatives to Acrobat Reader

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 25 April 2012

As you know through my posts or tweets, I have disgust for Adobe products in general. They are bloated and power hungry. Adobe Reader over the years has become a bloat with lot of additions which are not really needed if you just want to open a PDF file which someone sent you. So if […]

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CSS Sprite Generator

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 12 January 2012

An essential part of any web application design is to ensure the size of the page that is downloaded to the user’s browser is kept to a minimum. Notwithstanding the high speed internet access people have and the proliferation of CDNs, it is still a critical design consideration to ensure less packets are downloaded given […]

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Adminer – the leaner meaner Database Administration tool

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 10 January 2012

We all have used databases hosted by web hosts or cloud infrastructure like Amazon AWS. Be it as a datastore for a blog or a custom application that you have built and hosted. While tools for managing databases that are hosted near you have been excellent, the same could not be said of the web-based […]

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Open Source Icon Library

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 13 September 2008

As we build web applications, we will need icons to provide visual cues. While your application might have specific needs and need specific icons, here are standard libraries available as open source/free to use in our application famfamfam pinvoke OpenClipart Glyph Icons Bootstrap Font Awesome

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Free Stuff in time of need

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 26 September 2006

Open source software keeps breaking the stronghold of the proprietary software vendors in both the consumer and enterprise software segments. In addition to that the free and freemium business models keep bringing the barrier of entry to software down. As I started striking out on my own, I am relying heavily on free stuff available […]

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