What CeaRO does…
The CeaRO Corporation was established many years ago as a starting point for a discovery journey into everything web development and computer related.
The CeaRO web sites were in the first place a testing ground for studying developments and new tools in the worlds of web development and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).
And to a large extent that is still the case.
We have developed web sites for clients, either separately with design, development and graphical elements provided by CeaRO Corporation, or with graphical design and site layout design by the client.
Free and Open Source Software encompasses both software and operating systems. For ourselves to a very limited extent we use two proprietary operating systems. A MacOS system on a dedicated low end machine is used for 24/7 email access and for financial transactions. A few Windows 10 systems are kept up to date for the sole purpose of occasionally using some specific and rare accessories and being ready to try out FOSS software on Windows.
But all our other systems run diverse Linux distributions, either directly, often through use of multi-boot boot loaders, or in a virtualized environment. Phones and tablets used are Android systems, with Android being Linux in its own right.
The reason for using a diversity of Linux distributions and several different window managers is our intent to stay aware of new developments and trends in the FOSS world. Therefore we install the same new and/or updated software on these different systems.
We would strongly advise against dismissing FOSS as being software only usable on Linux operating systems. There is FOSS software available for practically every field of applications and moreover lots of it is available and identical in use for Linux, MacOS and MSWindows.
Good to Know
Here are a few links which are useful starting points when looking into some of the items mentioned earlier:
- back end and front end – PHP – www.php.net
- back end and front end framework – CakePHP – cakephp.org
- back end database – MySQL – dev.mysql.com
- FOSS – free and open source software – fossbazaar.org and FSF – the Free Software Foundation – www.fsf.org
The world of web development / design and FOSS is an ever expanding moving target. Which is what makes it so exiting to be part of.
Do you want to enjoy the ride together with us?
Chris Rogiers for CeaRO Corporation, January 21st, 2018