Archive for November, 2011

Open Source or Free SQLite Administration Tools »

Other than sqliteadmin, here are some useful open source tools that you can use to administer SQLITE databases. SQLite Studio SQLiteStudio is a SQLite database manager with the following features: Single executable file – no need to install or uninstall. Binary distribution is just the single, ready to use file. Intuitive interface, All SQLite3 and [...]

Open Source Physics Library »

BEPUphysics is a 3D physics library by BEPU.  It’s fast and has a bunch of cool features like constraints, terrain, static and instanced meshes, continuous collision detection, custom collision rules, vehicles, easy multithreading, etc.  Full support for XBox360 and WP7 too! The engine’s primary version is for XNA, but there is a SlimDX fork and [...]

Free Git Ebook »

Git is a version control Swiss army knife. A reliable versatile multipurpose revision control tool whose extraordinary flexibility makes it tricky to learn, let alone master. http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~blynn/gitmagic/

Open Source Web Application Accelerator »

Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast and usually speeds up delivery with a factor of 10x – 300x, depending on your architecture. [...]

Tornado Open Source Web Server »

Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and tools that power FriendFeed. The FriendFeed application is written using a web framework that looks a bit like web.py or Google’s webapp, but with additional tools and optimizations to take advantage of the underlying non-blocking infrastructure. The framework is distinct from most [...]

Open Graph Protocol »

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to allow any web page to have the same functionality as any other object on Facebook, as well as rebranded social media software to better the quality. While many different technologies [...]

Apache ZooKeeper »

Apache ZooKeeper is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source server which enables highly reliable distributed coordination. ZooKeeper is a centralized service for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services. All of these kinds of services are used in some form or another by distributed applications. Each time they are [...]

ICU – International Components for Unicode »

ICU is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications. ICU is widely portable and gives applications the same results on all platforms and between C/C++ and Java software. Here are a few highlights of the services provided by ICU: Code Page Conversion: Convert text [...]