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Favorite OSS Projects by Mind Map: Favorite OSS Projects
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Favorite OSS Projects

code

subversion

advanced source code file concurency control and repository. Well suited for highly geographically dispersed groups of developers. Supports multiple writers with a merge style commit.

tortoise

apache foundation

they have donated so much to J2EE based web application development that it is safe to say that without them, J2EE would have failed

HTTP server

james

xerces

tomcat

xalan

jakarta

velocity

ant

FOP

struts

eclipse

a very extensible IDE, primarily for java, with a vibrant and active plug in community

radrails

pydev

mysql

most popular relational DBMS, has pluggable back-ends for choosing speed vs ACID compliance

postgresql

also, a very good relational DBMS with interesting, object oriented extensions

plone

highly customizable content management system and rudimentary portal site

zope, python, pythonwin

antlr

great parser/generator use this when for embedding non-XML languages

J2EE

advanced, mature, multi-vendor, enterprise grade web application platform stack recently open sourced by Sun Microsystems and under the control of the Java Community Process

Mondrian

spring

perl

mature dynamic scripting language with a strong emphasis on string processing and generation and a full featured library

CPAN

mono

.NET is a Microsoft platform and is not open source, or is it? The Novell owned mono project is an open source implementation of .NET

rails

web app container and framework for ruby using ActiveRecord design pattern

ruby

JUnit

automated unit testing framework for Java. When combined with an IoC framework, makes a highly effective way to unit test the middle tier

YAWL

Workflow/BPM system which includes a cool WYSIWYG editor and a server side engine

Java Script

Prototype

Scriptaculous

YUI

GWT

requirements

GIMP

advanced, full featured raster graphics editor. Great for web but not for print

FreeMind

mind mapping software

ganttproject

project management tool for creating tasks, resources, PERT charts, etc

latex

advanced document publishing system

proTeXT

GSview

PDFCreator

inkscape

vector graphics drawing tool

Open Office

for those who prefer an office productivity suite over a document publishing system

design

protege

web ontology editor. great for creating RDFS for app2app communication

dia

general purpose diagramming tool

ddt

ERD drawing tool

umlet

UML diagramming tool

mozilla

must be mentioned in any favorite OSS article due to their highly important and influencial contributions to OSS

firefox

best web browser

thunderbird

much preferred to outlook

lightning

use this to add calendaring to thunderbird

environment

linux

The GNU/Linux O.S. is ground zero of the Open Source revolution. 

redhat, centos

debian, ubuntu, knoppix

cygwin

provides a linux style command line for when you have to work on MS-Windows

fun

arts

TADS

lilypond

blender

audacity

games

nexuiz

sauerbraten

tremulous