Basil Bourque
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How to enlarge my SSD storage with help from big hard drive?
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ZFS pool The ZFS file system can pool together multiple physical drives into a single logical volume called storage pool. OpenZFS is a commonly-used open-source implementation of ZFS. Built into ...

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Java web framework
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Vaadin Vaadin is a Java framework for building desktop-style web apps written in pure Java. Your app lives in the server-side, executing in pure Java in a JVM. The user-interface is generated at ...

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Software for front end Web development
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WebStorm is a professional IDE for web authoring of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. From their web site: Enjoy code completion, powerful navigation features, on-the-fly error detection, and ...

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Which program should I use for programming apps with relational and graph databases?
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Xojo Xojo, formerly known as REALBasic, is an integrated set of advanced tools including a programming language, a sophisticated visual drag-and-drop GUI layout editor, and multi-platform compilers. ...

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Data collections/lists software
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FileMaker The FileMaker tools allow you to define tables in which to store rows (records). Both desktop and server editions are available. FileMaker is not fully relational, meaning it has only a ...

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Omnivorous video player for iPad
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VLC VLC for iOS is a new edition of the venerable cross-platform video-playing software. Famous for playing a wide variety of video formats.

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Tool to generate SQL database update scripts
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No, there is no tool for doing all that you ask, not with 100% success and not with complete coverage. Missing pieces, meaning objects added later in one of the instances, is tough enough. But ...

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JavaScript table library
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Vaadin Grid Perhaps the most sophisticated data grid tool for web standard technologies you'll find is Vaadin Grid. Originally developed for the Vaadin Java-based server-side framework which uses ...

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What is the best frontend program for my database needs?
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FileMaker FileMaker is a relational database client server database that run on Mac, Windows, iOS, and web. It combines a database server with a form-building tool and a proprietary programming ...

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Internet radio software where I can add my preferred stations
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iTunes The iTunes app with its “Internet Radio” feature meets your requirements. Bundled with every Mac. Already knows hundreds of streams, grouped by genre. You can type or paste the URL for any ...

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Software which uses Word documents in my web app/ website
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LibreOffice LibreOffice is an open-source free-of-cost office suite competing against Microsoft Word and Excel. LibreOffice offers an API through which you can programmatically manipulate the app. ...

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Browser for Java/Flash playback only
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Google Chrome The Google Chrome for years has kept its own copy of Adobe Flash embedded. Using Chrome’s simple built-in updating feature also keeps its copy of Flash up-to-date as well. Chrome is ...

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User friendly text editor for writing a 50-page paper/thesis
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Plain text, with AsciiDoc Dr. Matt Neuberg writes very long, very technical books using plain text editor. He marks up his copy with AsciiDoc tags. Converter tools can then transform into PDF, HTML, ...

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OS X PostgreSQL client with a GUI?
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Postico Egger Apps released Postico, “A Modern PostgreSQL Client for OS X”. Available on directly and on the Apple Mac App Store. This is a Mac-only app. Both SSL and SSH can be used for secure ...

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User management solution for app / website
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Digits by Twitter The Twitter company has launched a user-authentication system for app developers, called Digits. This is independent of Twitter accounts. I've not used it; not sure if this is a fit ...

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Host OS for multiple VMs
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Containers You may want to consider containers, as made famous by Docker, as an alternative to full virtual machines. Containers are a thinner lighter way to have multiple runtime environments for ...

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Managing long running simulations
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Grid Computing I'm no expert on this, but I suspect Grid computing is the technical term for your needs. One of the first such tools was Xgrid from Apple, based on Zilla by Next, Inc. Now ...

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Linux installation to learn web development
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Digital Ocean For student learning, you might consider using "cloud" virtual machines. For example, DigitalOcean.com can create a new virtual machine in 1 minute. You only pay by the hour while in ...

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Open source Linux distribution with LTS
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Linux Mint For desktop use, Linux Mint is the answer. It forgoes the experimental desktop environment replacements, sticking with a conventional Mac/Windows-style desktop. Based on Debian and Ubuntu. ...

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Utility for navigating between Spaces (virtual desktops) in the same manner as dragging windows between Spaces, in OS X
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Mac OS X Yosemite and other versions have built-in support for gestures to move between full-screen apps, Mission Control, and such. But not quite in the specific manner you asked for. See Apple’s ...

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What is a good program for remote acces to a layman's computer
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RealVNC I've used the VNC protocol successfully for this. VNC chops up the screen into regions of images to be sent. So the shared computer must have fast upload speeds. RealVNC is a fine ...

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Program to run java code step by step, to learn java
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BlueJ BlueJ is an IDE designed for people new to Java. It has features to assist the beginner. I've not used it. Just guessing that it might be the tool you remember. They also offer a textbook, ...

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Looking for a free HTML / Javascript development environment wit syntax highlighting and FTP synchronization
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You can choose from a plethora of great tools today, all low-cost or free-of-cost. Non-IDE You said all you are doing is creating web pages and up-loading. For those two chores you can use two ...

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Looking for an appropriate DBMS
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Postgres Postgres is a good choice as suggested in another answer. License Postgres is truly open-source and free-of-cost, with its own utterly simple "do anything but sue us" license. Key-Value ...

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Java embedded read-only key-value store for ~1 million records
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Map Can you spare about 200 Meg's of memory in your JVM? If so, no need for any database engine or fancy library. Just load your data into memory in a Java Map implementation. You can't get any ...

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Which DB to be use for desktop based java application
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H2 H2 is an open-source pure Java library under active development for many years. The principal author is quite experienced. He also created the HyperSonic database that forked into HSQLDB, and ...

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Save "Visual VoiceMail" recordings on iPhone to sound files
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iExplorer The iExplorer app from Macroplant shows your voice mail recordings, let's you play the records in demo mode. In paid mode you can export the sound files.

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Small web firm: Software to keep track of multiple clients, domains and servers?
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LDAP Server LDAP is a standard for providing directory information, originally developed by the telephone industry. Used in information systems today for storing information about users, servers, and ...

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Tool to cache specific MySQL queries?
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Materialized Views You do not need a tool, if your database offers materialized views (MV). That is the purpose of MVs, to cache the results of a query. Think of an MV as a table pre-populated with ...

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Java webservice client handling failover/cluster of webservice server
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HTTP Client Libraries Usually we do that kind of successive-URL-call work directly in our own code, using HTTP client libraries to assist. HTTP client libraries such as Apache HttpComponents Google ...

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