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Microkubes is an open source framework, for building data management platforms by using microservices.



Create complex, reactive, persistent web applications by just writing HTML & CSS, without a single line of JavaScript and no server backend. Developed in the Haystack Group at MIT CSAIL and led by Lea Verou. is an open-source and self-hosted backend-as-a-service to develop serverless GraphQL backends. The Graphcool Framework offers an opinionated backend setup, including GraphQL database mapping, subscriptions & permission system.



The easiest way to start building decentralized blockchain apps. Blockstack is like a framework that allows people to create and access decentralized apps on top of it. It enables that by letting users created a decentralized ID that is stored on the blockchain (bitcoin) and giving users access to the apps based on that ID (like authentication).


Nextcloud join the Fediverse

As a reminder, Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services, similar to Dropbox but free and open-source, allowing anyone to install and operate it on a private server. The big news is that Nextcloud becomes now part of the federated social networks.



SchoolFox is an app that connects parents and educators. Through SchoolFox, they can send texts, pictures and exchange emergency contacts through innovative functions such as: group messages, digital confirmations, confirmation lists, translation capabilities, emergency contacts, appointment management, automatic reminders and much more.


How to Live Without Google

You are tired of being siphoned off your personal data by Google, here are some alternatives proposed by DuckDuckGo.



OpenMediaVault (OMV) is a free Linux distribution based on Debian designed for network-attached storage (NAS). It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.



Proxmox VE is a complete open-source platform for enterprise virtualization. With the built-in web interface you can easily manage VMs and containers, software-defined storage and networking, high-availability clustering, and multiple out-of-the-box tools on a single solution.



OnlyOffice is an online office suite integrated with a collaboration platform to manage documents, projects, team and customer relations in one place.


Designing Headers for HTTP Compression

One of the concerns that often comes up when someone creates a new HTTP header is how much “bloat” it will add on the network. This is especially relevant in requests, when a little bit of extra data can introduce a lot of latency when repeated on every request ... by Mark Nottingham



Mobilizon is a tool designed to create platforms for managing communities and events. Its purpose is to help as many people as possible to free themselves from Facebook groups and events, from Meetup, etc. The MobiliZon software is under a Free licence, so anyone can host a MobiliZon server, called an instance. These instances may federate with each other, so any person with an account on "ExampleMeet" will be able to register to an event created on "SpecimenEvent".



Mail hosting made simple. A solution to quickly deploy and manage a complete email server, compatible with latest standards and optimized for delivery and reputation protection.



IPFire is a versatile, state-of-the-art Open Source firewall based on Linux. Its ease of use, high performance in any scenario and extensibility make it usable for everyone.


Elm Weekend

The wonderful world of the Elm programming language, in your inbox, every week.



graph-cli is designed to be highly configurable for easy and detailed graph generation. It has many flags to acquire this detail and uses reasonable defaults to avoid bothering the user. It also leverages chaining, so you can create complex graphs from multiple CSV files.



JHipster is a development platform to generate, develop and deploy Spring Boot + Angular/React Web applications and Spring microservices.



Knock Out Rails & Rack Apps Like a Superhero. Pow is a zero-config Rack server for Mac OS X. Have it serving your apps locally in under a minute. is a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address. You can use these domains to access virtual hosts on your development web server from devices on your local network, like iPads, iPhones, and other computers. No configuration required!



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