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No thanks to

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) frown

Thanks to

Thanks to

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 tongue-out)



Too bad beer is not free in Finland and it’s not licensed under the

terms of the GPL license.




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Kunena forum


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CoalaWeb Traffic

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Hs Highlighter

Hs Highlighter : Create Beautiful Syntax


B2J Contact

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Bitnami Joomla! Stack


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Easy Feed Editor

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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program.



Draw Freely.



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) laughing

Hi. Here are some software I have programmed.

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 42 year old software programmer from Finland and I work at Pinja.

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, C# (C Sharp)  and the newest is JavaScript/TypeScript.

HTML and XML are not programming languagesthey are markup languages so I didn’t mention them above. 


For now I’m doing most of the programming with

  • ASP.NET Core & C# & Microsoft® Visual Studio®
  • React & TypeScript & VS Code

Previously the “for now” was (in chronological descending order)

  • Embarcadero® Delphi® XE*
  • C# / Microsoft® Visual Studio® including embedded devices
  • Some installation projects with NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)
  • 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 ?


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