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Development & Web Authoring   ^top Resource - Information - Library Reference - Documentation - Tutorials - Articles - Source Code
The Web Design Group (WDG) was founded to promote the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative and informative sites that are accessible to all users worldwide. Tutorials, reference, & examples found here.

HTML Writers Guild
The HTML Writers Guild (HWG) is a leading training organization for the Web design community, with over 150,000 members in more than 160 countries world-wide.

PHP Scripting
(Open Source)
PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

MySQL Database
(Open Source)
MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, and Netware. It's used in more than 11 million installations ranging from large to specialized embedded applications on every continent in the world. (Yes, even Antarctica!)
MongoDB Database
(Open Source)
MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source, document-oriented database. Written in C++.

Open Source Software   ^top
Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.

GNU Project
The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel called Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as Linux, they are more accurately called GNU/Linux systems.

Free Software Foundation
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) , established in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free software, particularly the GNU operating system, used widely in its GNU/Linux variant.

OpenOffice is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites including Microsoft Office, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.

Glade Interface Designer
Glade is a RAD tool to enable quick & easy development of user interfaces for the GTK+ toolkit and the GNOME desktop environment, released under the GNU GPL License.

Internet Standards   ^top
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services critical to the continued operations of the Internet's underlying address book, the Domain Name System (DNS).

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources.

WWW Consortium
WWW Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (W3). Member organizations maintain full-time staff for the development of standards.

Internet Society
Internet Society (ISOC) is an international organization that promotes Internet use and access. It states that its mission is: to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.

Internet Traffic
Internet Traffic Report (ITR) monitors the flow of data around the world displaying data graphically and numerically.

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Canada, the United States, and some islands in the Caribbean and North Atlantic ocean.

Network Solutions
Network Solutions, LLC is a technology company handling domain name registration. As of 2006, Network Solutions managed more than 7.6 million domain names.

Technical Standards   ^top
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body producing world-wide industrial and commercial standards.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private nonprofit organization that oversees the development of standards in the United States coordinating them with international standards.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an open, all-volunteer standards organization that develops and promotes Internet standards, TCP/IP in particular, cooperating closely with the W3C and ISO/IEC. Find RFC documents here.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [pronounced as eye-triple-e] is an international non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity with the most members of any technical professional organization in the world.
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