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Programming Environment in Ubuntu-Linux

Ubuntu – a GNU/Linux distribution, comes with the default text editor “gedit” ( it is the default text editor in GNOME desktop package and ubuntu comes with GNOME desktop by default), which is an excellent source code editor. Gedit supports syntax coloring/highlighting/.. and it catches the proper coloring with the extension.Hence you should give the proper extension to its file name for the particular programming languages(otherwise its o.k if you won’t give any extension).There are many color schemes available for gedit syntax coloring feature.

Gedit is fit for creating and editing simple & small programs for all kinds of code editing, but for large programming projects it is better is not a bad idea to use any Integrated Development Environment (IDE).There are many IDE’s available for Ubuntu. Some of them are –

1. KDevelop : Latest verson 3.9.95(using KDE 4.3.2) : It is an open source IDE, which is designed for linux,windows,mac OS x,Free BSD,Solaris.It is widely used  for c++,Qt and other programming languages.Download it.

2. Eclipse : It is a good IDE for developing plugins ,database applications,java programming ..etc.It is available for all major platforms.Download it.

3. Bluefish : It is an excellent editor for web designers and web programmers. It is used  for editing HTML,DHTML,PHP,SQl..etc. but mainly focused on editing dynamic and interactive websites.It is an opensource developement project and comes under GPL license. Download it.

4.Anjuta : It is a good IDE for software developement because it has features like advanced programming facilities(+Project management),interactive debugger,source editor,application wizard,GUI designer,profiler etc.Due to its simple and usable interface it is recommended for efficient developement.Download it.

5 Netbeans : An open source and free IDE for software developers.It contains all the tools required to create web and mobile applications,enterprise,professional desktop with JAVA,C/C++,PHP,Ruby and Groovy.It is very easy to install and available for all the major platforms including Linux,Windows,Mac OS X and Solaris. Download it.

Update: It’s an old post, so you might want to checkout the updated Version of this Post – IDE for Ubuntu

Who is Hacker!

First you should understand the correct meaning of the term because,the term ‘hacker’ is being misused globally from the past 10 years.Initially the term hacker referred to those computer expert (from MIT) e.g Richard Stallman, who did some thing special in the field of computer science in the sense of improvement,those who were ready to learn more about the computers,tried to increase the efficiency of the computer programs.

After some years most kiddies(those who use some hacking tools but don’t know actually they work) also started calling himself as a hacker.The media has also an important role in misusing the term hacker world wide very ignorantly. Hence these days some people uses the term ethical before the term hacker in order to explore the positive sense,although it is not necessary if you know the actual meaning of the term hacker.So the real hacker never delete the others computer files or other negative activities.Hence hack the computers but never do something which can harm to anyone .Always do something which can be beneficial for the security systems or economy or your country or simply for humans.

“Hacking Means Exploring the Limits of What’s Possible” – So if you like to tweak things either just for fun or learning (but not harming some one for personal gain), then you’re a Hacker!