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Open Source Programming Tools on the Rise

Apr 19, 2011, 11:04 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The result is a fertile ecology of ideas and source code, fed by the enthusiasm of application developers who know how to "scratch an itch." Programmers are a knowledgable and opinionated bunch; open source lets them share their knowledge and implement what they want.

"Here is a very unscientific survey of worthwhile open source tools that have caught our eye. Some are entirely new projects; others are old favorites that continue to generate new ways to surprise us as they morph to support the latest programming trends.

"This is the beauty of open source. Tweak and recompile, and your old programming tool can be new again."

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