The number of online businesses is growing day by day and it is increasing the competition in the digital market. Most of these applications and websites are developed on open source platforms and thus, there are some practices which must be followed in order to make sure that you can utilize the open source platforms without jeopardizing on your website or application. Various open source platforms provide high quality services like managing the unstructured data of a firm, managing their online working, their applications and also their IT solutions.

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The age of open source platforms:

It has been observed that the open source platforms are at par with the other commercial platforms available online. Platforms like MySQL, Linux and SugarCRM are free and provide a good platform for the developers to make their apps on. One of the biggest and most widely used open source platforms is Android. Countless number of developers makes android apps and launches them based on this platform. Android works on most of the machines these days and therefore; it is a good practice to use android as the platform.

Other newer platforms have been developed to provide cloud computing services and take the technologies to the next level. Apache Hadoop and NoSQL are some of the new age platforms which integrate cloud computing with the other services that are provided, which enhances the quality of computing and helps in managing the could computing system of the firm.

The best practices to follow while utilizing the open source platforms for your use:

Some of the best practices to follow while using the open source platforms are:

  1. Make sure that you’re not violating the terms of use of the program. It must never be forgotten than the open source platform comes with a EULA and it must be respected at all costs.
  2. The developer must start working on a new open source platform by making patches for existing apps on the platform and by checking their compatibility with the platform in this way. After gaining some experience, the developers can easily work on the platform and make their own apps.
  3. Developers working on the open source platform must be ready to accept all kinds of changes into the application and websites.
  4. Developers should not alter the main code of the platform and only try to add their own modifications in order to make it work as per their requirements.
  5. Make sure that you’re using a platform that is best suited to your needs. Different platforms have their own pros and cons and therefore, this must be considered before making any further decision regarding the usage of the platform.

All of these practices must be followed by all the developers while using any of the open source platforms in order to make sure that the working of the modified application is not hindered.

So, make sure that you keep all the best practices in your mind and work properly in order to make sure that your experience with the open source platform becomes pleasant.