A tool is any physical item that can be used to achieve a goal, especially if the item is not consumed in the process. read more at WikiPedia

  • mozilla_firefox_6

    Made to make the Web a better place, a new look, super speed, even more awesomeness

    Download Firefox 6.0 for Linux, Windows or Mac.

    Download for ANDROID

  •  The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 1.0.5

  • The version 8.0rc2 is available here
    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold / unfold" and "follow link" operations.

  • Freemind.for.joomla.logo 

    Freemind for Joomla is a content plugin that easily display mindmap in your articles

    Version 1.2.1

    NEW: Logging is working is debug mode (written to /logs/plg_freemind.php)
    NEW:  New applet using java if you don not like flash (the flash applet is way nicer)
    NEW: Tested with Freemind 0.8.1 and 0.9RC7
    NEW: Add documentation in administrator plugin panel with links to wiki, forums, download

    Support: If you require support for this component please visit the Support Forums.

    Documentation: Official documentation available at Cédric Walter Wiki.

    Do you like this extension? Rate it at Joomla Extension Directory (JED)

    Download Visit the version manager HERE

    Always use the latest version subscribe to the download RSS feed-icon-14x14[26]

  •  GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

    Version 2.2.10 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is now available. This is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series and it contains a new splash screen to celebrate the 10 anniversary today of GIMP.

    Windows binary can be grab here while linux version are available at the main site

     And because I was searching for a long time an alternative to Frontpage (I have an old version of 1997!) and/or Dreamweaver  which is open source and  WYSIWYG, I am very pleased to use since 2 weeks now, NVU: A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. Make a try You won't regret it :-)

  •  GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages (77).

    Version 2.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is now available.

    The release note contains the list of new features and some nice screenshots. You can download this semi professional tool at no charge

    GIMP  run on any NT-based version of Windows (NT4, 2000, XP or Vista download HERE), and also on Macintosh  (download HERE)
    Windows binary can be grab here while linux version are available at the main site

    Some useful links to finish this small blog post GIMP Documentation

  • If You are in the business for searching a good FTP client to maintain Your homepage under linux and are already deseperate with KBEAR stability (default KDE ftp client). then You are ready for trying one of these:
    • gFTP is a free multithreaded file transfer client for *NIX based machines. You can install it using YaST. It is a lot more user friendly (if You're working with windows ftp client) and a loooot faster than kbear...I only using this one now.
    • GUI FTP client for X Window System (looks like WFTP old windows ftp client) but it is also working nicely.

    YOu can visit the screenshots section for both of these tool before deciding which suit more for the job.
    • TCPviewerdsplay TCP connections in realtime and ProcessXPshows all processes and their dependant dll loaded into memory...
    • GIMP can replace photoshop, open source free, it can replace any graphic editor
    • TCP proxy is a tool part of Soap AXIS, useful to show SOAP request and response or any process using TCP connection.
    • Jedit, the BEST text editor ever written!!!!
    • Beyond Compare for comparing directories, files. Do a lot of things, you will never forget this name!!!!
  • What if you have to decompile a huge jar file (like weblogic.jar) to debug a nasty issue? for a lot of closed source binary the source code is not always available, in this small post I will show you how to automate the de-compilation of java classes with a bit of bash magic.


    First you’ll have to get the JAD decompiler if you don’t already have this tool in your development toolbox


    Unpack and decompile all class found in the jar file, replace the file weblogic.jar with any other jar file

    -xf weblogic.jar && find . -iname "*.class" | xargs / -r

    Delete all files *.class from the current directory recursively

    find . -type f -name *.class -exec rm {} \;

    And rename all decompile .jad files to .java

    find -name *.jad -exec rename 's/\.jad$/\.java/' {} \;

    You can now repack the whole directory into a zip that you may deploy in your local maven repository or attached to weblogic.jar as source code in eclipse. I now just have to wish you good luck and happy debugging sessions!


  • Thanks to you can host your own copy of Mind Map like I did at


    Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

    and npm is the package manager for the Node JavaScript platform.&160; It puts modules in place so that node can find them, and manages dependency
    conflicts intelligently. It is extremely configurable to support a wide variety of use cases. Most commonly, it is used to publish, discover, install, and develop node programs. (

  • SEO

    This is an instant, free and no-registration tool to analyze the SEO performance of a URI for a given key phrase. Reports include a variety of useful information and structured recommendations to improve overall effectiveness. Try a few reports and judge for yourself. The tool aims to encourage the use of standards compliant, user-friendly and accessible code while at the same time helping website-owners to attract more visitors to their websites. Of course, no automated tool can substitute for a human analysis by an experienced search engine optimizer.

    The Reaction Engine_ a Free Online SEO Analysis Tool&160;


    This validator checks the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc.

    The W3C Markup Validation Service

    A lot of other validation tools are available: RSS/Atom feeds or CSS stylesheets, MobileOK content, or to find broken links


    Website Optimizer, Google’s free website testing and optimization tool, allows you to increase the value of your existing websites and traffic without spending a cent. Using Website Optimizer to test and optimize site content and design, you can quickly and easily increase revenue and ROI whether you’re new to marketing or an expert.

    Website Optimizer_google_com provides instantaneous web user studies by recording user visits and letting you play them back to see every mouse movement, click, and form interaction. Conducting a user study doesn’t have to be expensive or a logistic nightmare. With you can perform simple and cheap user testing with your real users. Not free, but as low as 10$ to start a usability campaign.

    Web usability testing made easy_userfly_com&160;


    WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report.

    WAVE - Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool&160;

    This is how a report look like, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.

    WAVE report of Welcome to the Cédric Walter Home&160;


    A free web site speed test to improve website performance. Enter a URL to calculate page size, composition, and download time. The script calculates the size of individual elements and sums up each type of web page component. Based on these page characteristics the script then offers advice on how to improve page load time. The script incorporates the latest best practices from Website Optimization Secrets, web page size guidelines and trends, and web site optimization techniques into its recommendations.

    Web Page Analyzer - free website optimization tool website speed test check website performance report from web site optimization' - www_websiteoptimization_com

  • There is a lot of shareware and freeware (jEdit, Notepad++) to do complex search and replacement in files but none is supporting these kind of operations in zip files spread across many subdirectories. Luckily Oxygen Editor can

    • Do case sensitive or insensitive searches,
    • Search and replace across multiple files in multiple subdirectories,
    • Search and replace also in ZIP files,
    • Advanced regular expression search/replace,
    • Is free to evaluate for 30 days!

    Use the Menu "Find" and select "Replace in Files" or use the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+H


    Oxygen can also create backup of every changed zip files,&160; as as shown in the picture above.

  • Oslo, Norway - April 19, 2005
    Opera Software today launched the highly anticipated new version of its browser, Opera 8 for Windows and Linux. Internet users can now surf the Web faster, safer and easier than before. Opera 8 is a substantial upgrade from previous versions, and includes new features such as a unique security information field that indicates the trustworthiness of banking and shopping Web sites and voice interaction capabilities. The new version of Opera also introduces an advanced page-resizing function that adapts Web pages to fit the width of any screen or window. Today's release for Windows is available in English, German, Dutch and Polish, with more languages to follow. The Linux version is available in English, also with more languages to come. A beta version of Opera 8 for Mac (English) is also available today.
    Download for Windows - Linux - Mac - Others

  • IThe best image tool i've seen so far since acdsee and it use the Google technologie to search for image on your harddisk..
  • These instructions were written using Knoppix version 3.7. It can be downloaded from This document is available online at is very detailed. I hope You will never have to use it ;-) , but just in case, write down this internet page :-(

  • "Apple Inc. made their mark in the computer arena. They revolutionized the music player industry, and now they&39;re poised to take over the phone market. What will Steve and the gang come up with next? or this contest, you&39;re required to sneak us into Apple&39;s R&D facility and show us what new products they are currently giving the patented "Apple" look. iToaster? iFork? iBus? iPencil sharpener? You tell us.
    As always, have fun, be creative!, avoid cliches, and follow the guidelines please. You will have 48 hours to submit so make your entry count!"

     Hundred of hilarious entries! Read More HERE

  • I’ve been&160; granted a free professional license of XDepend, thanks to Mat Huston, XDepend lead developer.

    XDepend is a static analysis tool for JAVA developers that provides 82 code metrics, several real-time code visualization panels, code base snapshots comparison, architectural and quality rules (edition and real-time validation). The tool is a frontend to support the Code Query Language (CQL) to query a code base the same way you would query a relational database. You can using CQL, write and design your own rules and conventions for your code base.


    • Analyses your java byte code, your test reports and your source files to extract structural information and 82 base metrics via static analysis.
    • Provides complementary and interactive views on the same information. A Tree-Map view helps you easily identify the big one from the small one. The dependency matrix, the graph view and the detailed view help you gain insight in your code base.
    • Has a Code Query Language (CQL) is a specific XDepend language, very similar to SQL, that helps you dynamically find what you are looking for.

    What is also interesting me a lot is the possibility to make XDepend part of the Maven lifecycle, but that will be part of a new post. For now I am trying to understand the added value on our company software solution Innoveo Skye®

    Watch the screen cast

    Spring analyzed by XDepend

    More to come later

    Note: .Net is also having a similar tools NDepend, build on the same engine developed by Patrick Smacchia.