Flip Media unveils the Unofficial Dubai Metro website

Flip Media just announced the launch of an Unofficial Dubai metro website.

Unofficial Dubai Metro website

Unofficial Dubai Metro website

Check the press release from Flip

Dubai–With residents eagerly awaiting the launch of the Dubai Metro, Dubai’s biggest infrastructure project, Flip Media today unveiled Mydubaimetro.com, a non profit portal designed and developed to provide residents of Dubai with a practical and usable guide to all things related to the Metro.

The one stop shop website offers key information and helpful tools such as a journey planner and fare calculator, information about each station stop as well as downloadable pocket maps.

“We saw a gap in the market where people, including ourselves, were curious and hungry for more information about the Metro,” said Yousef Tuqan Tuqan, CEO, Flip Media.

Dinesh Lalvani, Managing Partner of Flip added, “We’re bringing the best of web and technology to help people discover not only the basic information about the services available, but also help connect with fellow commuters. The idea is to make the metro not just about the destination but also about the journey and experience.”

The community portal gives users to post comments, blog and share photos and useful tips about the metro.  The website is scalable, allowing for the addition of new technology and tools.

I am very proud of this, as one of developers of this website and the Technology behind it, The Navisite CMS .

Two must watch Linux documentary films

Recent days I was encountered with some fundamental questions and criticism on concepts of open source, and energy behind Linux operating system. The answers are already explained by the experts in many ways through different mediums. I like to share these two good documentaries made about Linux on this occasion

REVOLUTION OS

To see more on this video see www.revolution-os.com/

The Code

More information is on www.code.linux.fi/

You can see a lot more videos of linux by doing a Google search – How Linux powers some of the hollywood films studios, high end mission critical servers and supper computers, almost any type of microprocessor based electronic devices etc. Linux is nothing but the open knowledge of a “Computer system”, and how it works.


Going professional with linux desktop

Linux is powerful and much comfortable as a Professional Desktop, especially in areas of Web Development and Programming. It gives great tools to do work easier. Linux also proofs its efficiency in other areas as well. Developing Hollywood films to use as Gaming consoles are also possible with Linux.

When I installed Suse 10.2 on my office laptop with a duel head setup. My duel head suse 10.2 desktop

The useful tools
Zend Studio – PHP IDE.
Eclipse with PHP eclipse and Aptana plugin – A complete web2.0 IDE
GIMP – a complete Image Editing and designing tool – It will do even opening PSD files and editing. an alternative to photoshop
NVU, Quanta Plus, Kdevelop, Qt designer – good and powerful web authoring/Programming tools of its own class.
Kbear and gFTP – FTP clients
Kdesvn – Directly integrate SVN into KDE and konqueror – same as tortoise SVN does on windows.
QSvn – Qt based SVN GUI.
webdav:/ – client protocol to browse SVN repos.
kopete or Gaim – The multi protocol messengers – The complete buddylists in one tool
Skype – telephony
Firefox – the killer application
Use Internet explorer 6 with wine and winetools
Mplayer and Xine based multimedia players – enjoy the media
Amarok – the jukebox with lot of features
Realplayer and Helix player – another media player and jukebox system
Myth TV – the Media Center
K3b – CD/DVD creation
and a lot of command line tools that do great work.

Al tools within favorite KDE is an amazing environment for a professional developer to work on.
On the other side we have all popular server tools Apache,PHP and MySQL to run everything in a local system
thus we can make each Linux desktop to a powerful web development system.

Do PHP in your language – Awaiting PHP6 funs

While PHP5 gaining popularity development of PHP6 is in progress. The main upgrade happens is the Unicode support for almost all php functions. Check the complete upgrade plans on developers meeting notes.
With PHP6 new features we can mix Unicode in code. See the fun.
PHP In your langauge
See PHP developer Andrei Zmievski’s talks on Unicode in PHP6.

With this upgrade possibilities of developing libraries in Unicode languages, and using them to code applications in mother tongue is possible.Coding in Malayalam, Hindi or Arabic will go smooth. Not need to know English to do a computer programming then :).