Our Technology

Overview

EdmontonBroadcasters.com is powered by Open Source software, a concept that sees software developed and maintained by volunteers so that the software can be used worldwide without charge. Web hosting and support is donated by Club member Jon Pearkins.

WordPress is the primary piece of Open Source software used on our web site. Originally meant strictly for Blogging, by the end of 2008, when the Club website was converted to WordPress, it had already become a practical way to create complete web sites.  We have custom-programmed some WordPress plugins, to make it easier to build and maintain our web site.

MySQL, php and JavaScript, also Open Source, provide the database and programming languages used by WordPress and the custom functionality on this site.

Open Source

This web site would not exist without Open Source software. Open Source is a concept of free software, created and supported by volunteers: individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit corporations with other sources of revenue. Without it, our software costs, and those of our web hosts, would be just too expensive.

We use Open Source software for this web site in three ways:

  1. WordPress and a small number of independently developed WordPress Plugins deliver the functionality of this web site to you and your computer’s web browser;
  2. Linux, MySQL, php, JavaScript and countless other pieces of software are installed on our web host, and are required to make WordPress function;
  3. NotePad++, FileZilla, Audacity, ExactAudioCopy.de, XnView, FireFox and 7-Zip are used by our webmaster to build this web site.