Open Source Tools for Developers

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Open source tools used by developers for do certain things handle easily such as programming, technologies task. Many Open source tools are now available without a commercial license.


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Open source tools to make life easier


  • Highlighting text
  • Auto-linking web & email addresses
  • Inline spell checking
  • Undo/redo
  • Bulleted lists
  • Font styling & sizing
  • Note synchronization across several computers

Basket Note Pads:

  • Effortlessly take all sort of notes
  • Centralize your project data and reuse it
  • Quickly organize your thoughts in idea boxes
  • Collect research results and share them
  • Make intelligent To Do lists
  • Keep track of your data in a shriek way, etc..

Task Coach:

It is designed for composite tasks, and also offers effort tracking, categories, notes and more.

TaskJuggler :

Its latest method to project planning and tracking is more flexible and excellent to the commonly used Gantt chart editing tools.

Gibber :

Its Micro blogging client for GNOME that supports Twitter, Flickr, Digg, Facebook, and more.

Elgg :

Here users to create their own social environment. Perfect for businesses, educational institutions and volunteer organizations .


It’s an all-in-one package of scripts and apps that makes it great easy to build and launch a custom network in small time.


Blender now features a powerful new unbiased rendering engine called Cycles that offers stunning ultra-realistic rendering.


The GNU Image Manipulation Program is great for power users and novices alike who need a tool for photo retouching, image composition, and more. Supports a wide range of photo formats

Open Movie Editor:

Use this Linux-only video editing program to make movies. Easy to use and perfect for amatur filmmakers.


A very popular open source audio editor used to make podcasts,remove vocals, create ringtones,  and pretty much anything else you want to do with sound files.


Available in both a server-based and hosted version, WordPress is one of the most extensible, user-friendly, and full-featured blogging platforms on the market today.


Use this file archiver to compress files into ZIP files for easy emailing or to save storage space on your computer’s hard drive.

PDF Creator:

You can create a lot of  PDF’s via this app very easily. Use it to easily create PDFs from any Windows program or convert files on your computer’s hard drive into a PDF format.



A small security application that runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. You can to track your laptop via geo-location in the event it gets stolen and use it as a gateway to communicate with the person who stole your computer by sending onscreen messages and triggering alarms.


Secure password manager to keep all the passwords on your system under lock and key.


A server-based full-featured wiki with support for multiple themes, multimedia and picture management, and more.

Open Source Bug trackers:


  • Bugzilla to track their software bugs, including Mozilla, Facebook, the Linux kernel and NASA.
  • The Web-based system makes it easy to manage
  1. Code changes,
  2. Issue patches ,
  3. Stay in communication with other members of your development team.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X



  • Sof1tware defects information stored in central searchable database by GNU bug tracking system.
  • It can be accessed via a variety of interfaces .
  • Here can send communication to team members as needed.
  • Operating System: OS Independent



  • It’s included in Oracle’s Java developer kits.
  • Javadoc uses the comments you embed in your Java code to create an HTML documentation file.
  • By default it describes the public and protected classes, nested classes , interfaces, constructors, methods and fields.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X



  • Its based on Javadoc, JSDoc parses your JavaScript code to create documentation.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux


  • phpDocumentor turns code comments into readable documentation for users, only in this case for the PHP language instead of for Java.
  • It’s very quickly and includes a variety of templates.
  • Operating System: OS Independent

DotGNU Portable.NET

  • Its a open source compiler.
  • Its a replacement for Microsoft’s .Net, DotGNU provides a variety of tools to compile and run applications.
  • It currently supports C and C#.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


  • Its a open source compiler.
  • “Minimalist GNU for Windows” ports the GCC compilers and GNU Binutils for Windows.
  • It allows you to use GNU tools to build Windows apps from Windows or Linux systems.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux


  • Its a open source database.
  • Now owned by Oracle, the “world’s most popular open source database” counts Yahoo, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube, and among its users.
  • It’s highly scalable, flexible, fast,
  • It has become the “de facto standard for high-traffic Web sites.”
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Open Source for Web Development

Here best web development tools for Windows,Linus, OS X etc..


  • Developed by W3C, Amaya includes both a browser and a Web page editor.
  • It supports HTML, CSS, XML and several XML applications, including the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X




  • While lightweight and fast, Bluefish offers a full lineup of Web page creation features.
  • Targeted for professional Web developers working on dynamic sites.
  • It supports many different programming languages and scripts.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X



  • It’s easy to install, easy to use, flexible, extensible
  • It has extensive documentation
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X



  • DotNetNuke is a content management system based on Microsoft’s ASP.NET.
  • It’s best for building sites with a lot of “dynamic content and interactive features.
  • Operating System: Windows




  • Derived from NVU, KompoZer offers Web file management and WYSIWYG Web page editing capabilities.
  • Its interface is very similar to Adobe’s DreamWeaver.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X




  • This JavaScript framework tries to make it easier to create dynamic Web apps.
  • It offers a class-style OO framework, easy DOM manipulation, and what it humbly calls “the nicest Ajax library around.”
  • Operating System: OS Independent


Quanta Plus


  • Part of the KDE Web Dev package.
  • Quanta Plus is a Web IDE that supports HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML and PHP.
  • Include templates, user created toolbars, integrated preview and integration with the other KDE Web Dev apps.
  • Operating System: Linux


Ruby on Rails


  • Designed for rapid application development using Agile methodologies, Ruby on Rails offers “Web development that doesn’t hurt.”
  • It’s used by the developers behind thousands of apps, including Twitter, Basecamp, Github and Groupon.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X



  • soapUI claims to be the most popular Web services and SOA testing tool in the world.
  • It performs functional testing of SOAP, REST, HTTP, and JMS services, as well as databases.
  • Operating System: OS Independent


Zend Framework


  • Based on PHP5, the Zend Framework aims to help developers create “more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications and Web services.”
  • It focuses on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, enterprise-friendly licensing, and a well-tested agile codebase.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


Open Source Server Software



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Apache HTTP Server

  • The most widely used Web server on the Internet, Apache .
  • It serves more than half of the Web sites in existence.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


Apache Tomcat

  • While the standard Apache HTTP server is based on C, Tomcat is an implementation of the Java Servlet.
  • Operating System: Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


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  • This download bundles together the Apache Web Server, MySQL, PHP, and Perl .
  • It’s available in Windows, Linux, OS X, and Solaris.
  • Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


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