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Last updated: 2021-09-23

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zoxide

zoxide

Smarter cd for your terminal.

Terminal utilities
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-09-23
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HTTP Toolkit

HTTP Toolkit

Intercept, mock, rewrite HTTP requests.

Browser testing
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-09-23
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Slim.AI

Slim.AI

Container analysis and comparison.

Containers
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-09-16
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Oso

Oso

Declarative application authorization framework.

Authentication
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-09-16
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Cue

Cue

Data validation language.

Testing frameworks
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-09-09
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Leapp

Leapp

Manage cloud access credentials.

Authentication
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-09-09
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Tyk

Tyk

API gateway.

API Management
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-09-02
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DeepSource

DeepSource

Automated code reviews.

Source control
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-09-02
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Fission

Fission

Decentralized app backend for storage and identity.

Backend framework
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-08-26
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AskGit

AskGit

Query git repos with SQL.

Git tools
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-08-26
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Sourcegraph

Sourcegraph

Code search engine.

Code collaboration
Other
Reviewed: 2021-08-19
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Hoppscotch

Hoppscotch

Test UI for API requests.

Code collaboration
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-08-19
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Appsmith

Appsmith

Open source internal tool builder.

UI Builder
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-08-12
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Retool

Retool

Internal tool builder.

UI Builder
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-08-12
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Snyk Open Source

Snyk Open Source

Dependency security monitoring for open source.

Vulnerability management
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-08-05
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Security Scorecard, from OSSF

Security Scorecard, from OSSF

Security health metrics for open source.

Vulnerability management
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-08-05
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Liveblocks

Liveblocks

Real-time collaboration API.

Frontend framework
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-07-29
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Livekit

Livekit

Open source live video and audio API.

Communication
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-07-29
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Polypane

Polypane

Browser testing tool.

Browser testing
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-07-22
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automerge

automerge

Conflict-free JSON-like data structure.

Backend framework
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-07-22
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Tuple

Tuple

Screen sharing optimized for developers.

Code collaboration
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-07-15
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GitHub Copilot

GitHub Copilot

AI pair programming for VS Code.

IDE
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-07-15
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Waypoint, from Hashicorp

Waypoint, from Hashicorp

Build, deploy, and release across platforms.

CI/CD
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-07-08
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Zellij

Zellij

Terminal workspace manager (tabs + multiplexing).

Terminal emulators
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-07-08
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Prestige

Prestige

Browser- and text-based HTTP client.

API Client
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-07-01
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chezmoi

chezmoi

dotfile manager.

Terminal utilities
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-07-01
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IPInfo

IPInfo

CLI for IP address metadata lookup.

API
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-06-24
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gitui

gitui

Fast git TUI.

Git tools
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-06-24
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GitLive

GitLive

Live Git diffs for uncommitted changes.

Code collaboration
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-06-17
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Runops

Runops

Control access to run commands in production.

Infrastructure automation
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-06-17
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mkcert, from Filippo Valsorda

mkcert, from Filippo Valsorda

CLI for managing local dev certificates.

Local development
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-06-10
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Openbase

Openbase

Database of open source packages.

Dependency management
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-06-10
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gitmoji-cli

gitmoji-cli

CLI to add Gitmoji to commits.

Git tools
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-06-03
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Xonsh

Xonsh

Python-powered shell.

Shells
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-06-03
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htmx, from Big Sky Software

htmx, from Big Sky Software

HTML attribute-based frontend framework.

Frontend framework
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-05-27
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Semgrep

Semgrep

Static analysis tool.

Testing frameworks
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-05-27
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QuestDB

QuestDB

Timeseries database with SQL.

Time series database
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-05-20
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atuin

atuin

Shell history search/sync with SQLite.

Terminal utilities
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-05-20
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Deepnote

Deepnote

Collaborative Jupyter notebooks.

Collaboration
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-05-13
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Skruv

Skruv

No-build, small JS framework.

Frontend framework
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-05-13
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Hookdeck

Hookdeck

Inbound webhook store and forward proxy.

API Management
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-05-06
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act

act

Run your GitHub Actions locally.

Local development
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-05-06
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fselect

fselect

Find files with SQL-like queries.

Terminal utilities
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-29
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git-xargs, from Gruntwork

git-xargs, from Gruntwork

Execute commands across multiple git repos.

Git tools
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-29
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KeyDB

KeyDB

A multi-threaded high-performance fork of Redis.

KV store
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-22
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Thunder Client, from Ranga Vadhineni

Thunder Client, from Ranga Vadhineni

An HTTP client for VS Code.

Local development
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-04-22
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REST API Generator, from Retool

REST API Generator, from Retool

Build an API to develop against.

API Management
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-04-15
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llama, from Nelson Elhage

llama, from Nelson Elhage

CLI for parallelizing commands inside AWS Lambda.

Serverless
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-15
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Typesense

Typesense

Fast, typo-tolerant search engine.

Site Search
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-08
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Svix

Svix

Webhook infrastructure as a service.

API Management
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-04-08
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Temporal

Temporal

Framework for workflow orchestration.

Workflow management
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-01
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Mirage JS

Mirage JS

API mocking library for frontend developers.

Testing frameworks
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-01
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git-plan

git-plan

Git workflow for planning / writing commits in advance.

Git tools
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-04-01
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WayScript

WayScript

Rapid API scripting platform.

PaaS
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-03-25
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Buddy

Buddy

CI/CD.

CI/CD
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-03-25
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Kratos, from ORY

Kratos, from ORY

Cloud native user management.

Authentication
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-03-18
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bit, from Chris Walz

bit, from Chris Walz

git CLI.

Git tools
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-03-18
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Bird Eats Bug

Bird Eats Bug

Screensharing with technical metadata.

Testing frameworks
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-03-11
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Earthly

Earthly

Containerized reproducible builds.

Containers
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-03-11
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Playwright, from Microsoft

Playwright, from Microsoft

Automate Chromium, Firefox & Webkit with a single API.

Testing frameworks
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-03-04
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Stoplight

Stoplight

API design and development platform.

API Management
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-03-04
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Raycast

Raycast

Quick-launcher for developers.

OS
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-02-25
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DBCLI

DBCLI

CLIs for databases.

Management
Desktop
Reviewed: 2021-02-25
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Terrascan, from Accurics

Terrascan, from Accurics

Static code analyzer for Infrastructure as Code.

Testing frameworks
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-02-18
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GitPod

GitPod

Dev environments as code and hosted in the cloud.

IDE
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-02-11
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asdf

asdf

A CLI to manage language runtimes.

Dependency management
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-02-11
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StackHawk

StackHawk

Black box security scanning for developers.

Vulnerability management
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-02-11
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Opstrace

Opstrace

A management layer on top of independent open source observability tools.

Observability
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-02-04
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Nushell

Nushell

A shell where everything is data.

Shells
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-02-04
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Etebase, from EteSync

Etebase, from EteSync

E2E encrypted Firebase-like database and SDK.

Backend framework
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-02-04
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Infracost

Infracost

Cloud cost estimates for Terraform.

Infrastructure automation
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-28
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LocalStack

LocalStack

Test/mocking framework replicating AWS APIs locally.

Local development
Other
Reviewed: 2021-01-28
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rclone on rsync.net

rclone on rsync.net

Store immutable backups of cloud accounts.

Storage
Other
Reviewed: 2021-01-28
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extrakto for tmux, from laktak

extrakto for tmux, from laktak

Quickly select, copy/paste, complete text without a mouse.

Terminal utilities
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-28
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Seed

Seed

Managed CI/CD pipeline for serverless on AWS.

CI/CD
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-01-21
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IPFS Support in Brave

IPFS Support in Brave

Support for accessing content over the decentralized network, IPFS.

OS
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-21
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VMCLI, from Yifan Gu

VMCLI, from Yifan Gu

Utilities for managing VMs on macOS.

OS
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-21
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Vantage

Vantage

AWS Console designed for developers.

Infrastructure automation
SaaS
Reviewed: 2021-01-14
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Skynet

Skynet

Decentralized file storage and CDN.

Storage
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-14
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Stork Search, from James Little

Stork Search, from James Little

Fast search for static sites.

Site Search
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-14
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Starship

Starship

High-performance, customizable, shell prompt.

Terminal utilities
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-07
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Wasmer 1.0

Wasmer 1.0

An open-source runtime for executing WebAssembly server-side.

Backend framework
Open Source
Reviewed: 2021-01-07