IT Pro Tuesday #215
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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.
As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
A Free Tool
WAMPSERVER is a Windows web-development environment for creating web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Designed specifically for use with PhpMyAdmin to facilitate database management. Our appreciation for the suggestion goes to punk0mi.
OWASP Top Ten is a list of the most-critical security risks for web applications that should be addressed in order to harden your website against external threats. teeweehoo explains, "If you're making a website, ensure you understand the OWASP top ten attack types. If something should be protected, put it behind authentication. Ensure everything you run is patched."
Another Free Tool
ScreenToGif is a simple screen, webcam and sketchboard recorder that features a handy integrated editor. NotAnExpert2020 suggests it for "fantastic lightweight screen recording."
A beginner’s guide to writing documentation is a solid explainer for first-timers on how to create a project from scratch that will be suitable for public release. saintdle suggests it as an introductory "theory for document writing" to help facilitate understanding of the whys behind the whats.
One More Free Tool
NetXMS is an open-source monitoring tool for infrastructure and networks that provides processes, reports and visual graphs for the layers in an IT infrastructure. hombre_sabio appreciates that "it provides automatic Layer 2 and 3 discovery features and complete support for SMNPv3. It is a vendor’s network monitoring tool that enables both active and passive discoveries using scanning probes and information capabilities."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
DocFetcher is a portable, open-source desktop search application for local files. This cross-platform tool saves time by only indexing what you need. porcomaster appreciates it because: "Windows just gets stuck searching into 70 thousand pages, Acrobat pro toke around 2-3 hours to find one key word on 7 documents. Docfetcher ask to index all files first, it took 2 min, and then search is instantaneous."
WirelessNetView is a small background utility for monitoring wireless network activity. It displays SSID, last and average signal quality, detection counter, authentication and cipher algorithm, MAC address, RSSI, channel frequency and number and more for each detected network. Kindly recommended by tuxedo_jack.
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.