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Bevan Wishart

Time to Start Building Drupal 8 Sites!

The first Drupal 8 release candidate is out and to quote Dries Buytaert: "It's time to start building!" The day is finally here, this morning release candidate one of...
Ghada El-Zoghbi

CourseBank in Action - A Client Story

Recently, one of Catalyst IT Australia's Moodle clients - a large Sydney TAFE - came to us with a request to assist them to restore 17 of their backed-up Moodle courses. They...

Running Your Own Open Source Project - Part 2

Introduction As suggested in Part 1 running your own open source project involves wearing a lot of different hats – software architect, designer, domain expert, and so on. Here...

Learning to code with Mahara

by Jinelle Foley-Barnes Working on the Mahara ePortfolio project has proven to be a great way for students of all ages to learn programming – from...
Julius Serrano

Using Free and Open Source Assistive Technology

Open source software gives us freedom to help and innovate at little or no cost. And for people with disabilities like me, this freedom includes independence - independence...
Andrew Boag

Python Flask as a Web Service Engine

Web services are no longer an after-thought in application design in these times and to support the data interchange in one of our recent application projects we were in need of a...
Andrew Boag

Our GlusterFS Experiences

NOTE: This blog does not aim to explain the workings of GlusterFS, nor provide you with setup and configuration advice. There are plenty of great resources out there on the...