You can hack on FreeNAS 9

This post analyses the FreeNAS 9 code base and discusses the various places users may feel confident to hack on.

FreeNAS uses the following software stack:

Django
A Python Web Application Framework which complies with WSGI
Nginx
A very fast web server which may act as a reverse proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer and HTTP cache.
Dojo Toolkit
The Javascript toolkit used to create widgets and handle client side processing.
FreeBSD
FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers.

Common entry points for FreeNAS hacking:

Want to hack on the frontend web application?
Start here if you enjoy Python, or if you really enjoy coding on Django applications:
https://github.com/freenas/freenas/tree/master/gui
Want to hack on the GUI?
Start here if you are a front end developer and enjoy writing HTML, CSS, and working with Javascript:
https://github.com/freenas/freenas/tree/master/gui/templates
Want to change Nginx?
Take a look here if you would like to review, change, or tune Nginx on FreeNAS:
https://github.com/freenas/freenas/tree/master/nanobsd/Files/usr/local/etc/nginx
This directory holds the nginx “vhost” config files and CGI parameters.
Want to hack on the OS?
Start here, if you know about FreeBSD or operating systems in general:
https://github.com/freenas/freenas/tree/master/nanobsd
This directory seems like a customized and completely version controlled nanoBSD install!

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