Top 5 Open-Source Software for Developers

Software Freedom Day is an annual celebration of Free Software. It was first celebrated in 2004 and about 12 teams participated in it. Since that day, it has grown in reputation. Every year there are more than 300 events organized by over 100 cities around the world.

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To join the celebration, we have put together a list with the top 5 open-source software for developers.


Git is a free, open-source distributed version control system designed to deal with everything. It works with small or extensive projects, with agility, and efficiency.

With the rise of GitHub, Git is now the version control system of choice for many software developers in the world. It is used by all the biggest names in the technology industry, such as Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and Microsoft.

Git is very easy to learn and has a tiny footprint, with lightning speed performance. It outclasses SCM tools like CVS, ClearCase, Subversion, CVS, and Perforce with features such as cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.


Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) commonly used in computer programming. Even though it is the most generally used Java IDE, it also supports PHP, C/C++, and JavaScript.

Eclipse was first established in 2001 with the donation of three million lines of code from IBM’s Java tools to develop an open source integrated development environment. Now, the Eclipse Foundation oversees development of the IDE and supports more than 250 open source projects. There are also many plugins available that provide  code quality, version control and other capabilities to the integrated development environment.

Apache HttpClient

The Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is possibly the most important protocol used on the Internet today.

Although the package provides basic functionalities for accessing resources via HTTP, it doesn’t give the full flexibility that many applications need. HttpClient attempts to fill this void by presenting an efficient, feature-rich, and up-to-date package deploying the client side of the most recent HTTP standards.

It has been created for extension while giving robust support for the base HTTP protocol. Anyone interested in building HTTP-aware client applications such as web service clients, web browsers or systems that leverage the HTTP protocol for distributed communication should have this tool in mind.


Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s VB JavaScript engine. Node.js uses a non-blocking, event-driven I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Developers can write server-side applications.

The project has skyrocketed in popularity lately, and its users now include IBM, PayPal, LinkedIn, Netflix, Yahoo, Microsoft, Walmart, and many other well-known companies. According to its website, npm (the Node.js package ecosystem) is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world. 


Cordova allows mobile developers to write for Windows, iOS, Android, and other platforms using Web development technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Many other mobile development frameworks, most notably PhoneGap, are based on the Cordova’s code base. Applications execute within wrappers targeted at each platform and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device’s sensors, data and network status.

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