Developing software on an open source stack

Open source provides everything a programmer needs to invent the next big thing

From the developerWorks archives

Martin Streicher

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: August 19, 2008

Web developers are enjoying a renaissance. After spending much of the previous decade toiling on server-centric code, programmers are now putting code front-and-center, turning the Web browser into its own computing platform. Much of the renaissance must be attributed to ingenuity. The newest generation of tools and application frameworks automate and simplify the drudgery of building, deploying, and maintaining a Web site. There are also more tools than ever, and all the most innovative tools are open source. This tutorial provides an expansive survey of the free software available to developers to create and deploy Web applications.

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