Thursday, 4 December 2014

Top 9 New Open Source Projects To Watch Out!

Open source projects pop up almost every day. As a result, it is difficult to keep up with all the new happenings in tech town. Here are some of the newest open source projects that you should keep an eye out for.

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1. Appium

This app drives Android and iOS application through the WebDrive JSON wire protocol. It is a test automation framework that is completely open source and can be used alongside hybrid and native mobile applications.

2. Docker

This app is aimed at creating portable, lightweight and self-sufficient containers from any app. This container can run during production, bare metal, on VMs, public clouds and OpenStack clusters.

3. Exercism

This app supports 13 languages, including JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Rust, Java, Go and Erlang. It is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License and it a collaborative educational tool.

4. Ghost

This app allows you to publish content on the web. It is a fully open source app that is well designed and can be used to publish stuff on your blog and/or on your website.

5. InfluxDB

As the name suggests, this is a database application. The time-series, events and metrics databse has been written in the Go language and doesn’t have any external dependencies. So, there is nothing else to manage post installing this app. It can scale horizontally and works pretty well even on slow boxes.

6. OpenDaylight

The goal of this app is to give a completely functional SDN platform, which can be used without the need for any other components. It’s focused on building open standards-based SDN controller platforms, which can be used on various different production network environments.

7. OpenIoT

This one was originally a research project that was funded by the European Commission. The aim of the project was to enable a new rang eof large scale, open and intelligent Internet of things applications by employing the cloud computing model.

8. Serverspec

This gives you a very simple approach towards testing your server configurations, which are not dependent on any configuration management tools. You can use this to write RSpec tests that can be used for checking servers’ configuration.

9. Tox

This is a secure instant messaging and video chat application that is meant to be a replacement appkication for Skype, AIM and others.

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