No thanks to
Some software and tools I don't use anymore for programming or other purposes.
These are in ranking order.
It seems I don't have nothing to list right now.
No thanks (Petteri Kautonen / VPKSoft)
Why free software?
Well I did some shareware programs earlier which would have been a greater success
if those would have been free.
It's also much more fun to have your software available to everyone.
I remember being proud of my self as I found some of the earlier shareware
programs I had made cracked from the Internet.
At least those programs were wanted!
There is also the thing that when you do programming as a hobby you don't nessessarily
want to have too much responsibilty about them as GPL'ed they are without any warranty.
Also if I get lazy someone else can grap the source code and develop the software further
on and the software continues to "live on" even though I wasn't continuing the development.
So a bit about me
I am a 40 year old software programmer from Finland and I work at Trimble Forestry.
I have been programming since 1989 and I started with Quick Basic. The first computer I had
was a 286 PC whith 8 MB of system memory and 40 MB of hard disk space.
Other languages include Turbo Pascal, C, C++, Delphi, PHP, Java and the newest is C# (C Sharp).
HTML and XML are not programming languages - they are markup languages so I didn't mention them above.
For now I'm doing most of the programming with
- Embarcadero® Delphi® XE*
- C# / Microsoft® Visual Studio® including embedded devices
- Some installation projects with NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)
Previously the "for now" was
- C++ and Qt®4 with Eclipse™.
The name VPKSoft
The Name VPKSoft comes from my name which is Ville Petteri Kautonen.
So there is only one "employee" at VPKSoft
This site is certified by PositiveSSL
Some software and tools I use for programming and other purposes.
These are not in ranking order.
So I want to thank to:
(Note to self: This article serves as a "shopping list" in case of
a computer crash if I remember my website address )
Too bad beer is not free in Finland and it's not licensed under the
terms of the GPL license.
Joomla!® is a free, award-winning content management system
Phoca Download is a download manager for Joomla! CMS.
Kunena, the Communication Platform for Joomla!
CoalaWeb Traffic is designed to help website administrators keep track of the visitors to their site.
Hs Highlighter : Create Beautiful Syntax
B2J Contact / don't limit your forms
Bitnami Joomla! Stack provides a one-click install solution for Joomla!
Use Easy Feed Editor to create your own feed. Easy Feed Editor supports both RSS and ATOM.
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer")
source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)
An amazing open source community of Tools, Projects and
Collaborative Working Groups.
EclipseNSIS is a plugin for the Eclipse platform which enables
editing, compiling and testing Nullsoft Installer (NSIS) scripts.
The free FTP solution.
Free archiver and file compressor
Even for a poor programmer, this is quite cost effective place to acquire SSL sertificates.
And last but not CERTAINLY the least The Free Software Foundation (FSF)
And their GPL Licenses
IZArc is the easiest way to Zip,
Unzip and Encrypt files for free.
Thanks (Petteri Kautonen / VPKSoft)