|About The Book
Free Open Source Software have been growing enormously in the field of information technology. Open Source Software (OSS) is a software whose source code is accessible for alteration or enrichment by other programmers. This book gives a detailed analysis of open source software and their fundamentals, and so is meant for the beginners who want to learn and write programs using Open Source Software. It also educates on how to download and instal these open source free software in the system.
The topics covered in the book broadly aims to develop familiar Open Source Software (OSS) associated with database, web portal and scientific application development. Software platforms like, Android, MySQL, PHP, Python, PERL, Grid Computing, and Open Source Cloud, and their applications are explained through various examples and programs. The platforms like OSS and Linux are also introduced in the book.
The book is an introductory textbook on Open Source Software (OSS) for the undergraduate students of Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and postgraduate students of Computer Application (MCA).
• The procedure for installing software (Linux, Android, PHP, MySQL, Perl, and Python) both in Linux and Windows operating systems are discussed in the book.
• Numerous worked out example programs are introduced.
• Inclusion of several questions drawn from previous question papers in chapter-end exercises.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to OSS
Chapter 2: Linux Basics
Chapter 3: Android
Chapter 4: PHP Basics
Chapter 5: PHP Advanced
Chapter 6: MySQL Database
Chapter 7: Python Basics
Chapter 8: Python Advanced
Chapter 9: PERL (Practical Extraction and Report Language)
Chapter 10: Open Source Grid Computing
Chapter 11: Open Source Cloud
M.N. Rao (PhD in Computer Science) is Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Centre for Research & Development, SCET Engineering College, Narsapuram, Andhra Pradesh. He has also served as the Dean of the Narayana Engineering College, Nellore, and has more than two decades of experience in the field of teaching. Dr. Rao is a member of ISTE, India. He has published research papers in journals of international repute and his research interests include Mobile Computing, Data Mining and Biometrics.