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Open Source Programming Tools on the Rise

[ Thanks to snydeq for
this link. ]

“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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