Random links for April 2011

Published on Saturday, 30 April 2011

Here are a few links that I found interesting for one reason or another.

  • Helvetireader²

    Helvetireader is a hosted user stylesheet for Google Reader served via a user-script. It aims to make the interface a clean, minimal experience where you're not assaulted by an array of colours, social features and buttons (using Shortcuts instead). It's designed for people who just read the latest entries in expanded view without all the other gubbins.

  • DotNetOpenAuth | C# Library for OpenID, OAuth and InfoCards

    Compiled library that adds support for your site visitors to login with their OpenIDs by just dropping an ASP.NET control onto your page. It’s that easy. An AJAX-style OpenID Selector control is also included for a slick, streamlined user experience.

  • sstephenson/stitch - GitHub

    Develop and test your JavaScript applications as CommonJS modules in Node.js. Then Stitch them together to run in the browser.

  • CommonJS: JavaScript Standard Library

    JavaScript is a powerful object oriented language with some of the fastest dynamic language interpreters around.

  • JustDecompile - Free .NET Decompiling Tool

    JustDecompile is a new, free developer productivity tool designed to enable easy .NET assembly browsing and decompiling. JustDecompile lets you effortlessly explore and analyze compiled .NET assemblies, decompiling code with the simple click of a button.

  • JustTrace - Memory and Performance Profiling by Telerik

    JustTrace is a new developer productivity tool, which enables you to profile .NET applications easier and faster than ever before.By quickly and effortlessly identifying disabling application bottlenecks, JustTrace helps you achieve optimal performance and memory usage for all of your .NET projects, from Silverlight to ASP.NET to WinForms.

  • Echo - Build Highly Social Real-time Apps.

    Apps listed here are real-time, social and interoperable through open standards. They are designed to transform your site into a first class social experience.

  • RealTidbits - Real Time Database Widgets

    Create exceptional experiences for your users and leverage the social activity occurring on your site with real-time database applications.

  • OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software

    Open source software to build private and public clouds.

  • Online Presentation Software | Free PowerPoint Online | Web Presentation | SlideRocket.

    SlideRocket is a powerful, unique, comprehensive presentation software solution that provides a full suite of features and capabilities to address all facets of the presentation lifecycle - from authoring, collaboration, and review and approval, through publishing, delivery, and management. SlideRocket provides users with all the tools they need to create and manage stunning online presentations, share them securely with people across the globe, and measure their effectiveness, in a single, fully-integrated package.

  • monitter : real time, live twitter search and monitoring

    Monitter is a real time twitter search tool that enables you to monitor a set of keywords on twitter. It also allows you to narrow the search to a particular geographic location, allowing you to find out what’s going onin a particular part of the world.

  • chartbeat - real-time website analytics and uptime monitoring

    Control the story, track a product launch, or exploit an opportunity as it happens. Our dashboard, iPhone app, and email & SMS alerts let you know the minute your traffic spikes, your servers crash, or your page slows to a crawl.

  • jQuery Form Framework - jFormer

    jFormer is a form framework written on top of jQuery that allows you to quickly generate beautiful, standards compliant forms.

  • Download details: Producer for PowerPoint

    Use Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint to capture and synchronize audio, video, slides, and images, then preview and publish a rich media presentation virtually anywhere for viewing in a Web browser.

  • Download details: Psscor4 Managed-Code Debugging Extension for WinDbg

    Psscor4 can help you diagnose high-memory issues, high-CPU issues, crashes, hangs and many other problems that might occur in a .NET application; in scenarios involving live processes or dump files.If you are familiar with SOS.dll, the managed-debugging extension that ships with the .NET Framework, Psscor4.dll provides a superset of that functionality.

  • Incredible StartPage - Productive Start Page for Chrome! - Google Chrome extension gallery

    A new, customizable start page for Chrome. Easily find your favorite bookmarks and closed tabs. Take notes as you browse.

  • Serene

    Serene is a library for Windows Phone 7 that allows applications to self monitor usage and try to prompt good users to leave feedback on marketplace.

  • Simple Service Bus

    Simple Service Bus is an asynchronous messaging framework that enables the rapid construction and customization of messaging endpoints, allowing services and applications to interact with one another across the network in a fault tolerant, robust environment that is less susceptible to network volatility than traditional synchronous approaches to distributed systems. SSB can be used as a message bus in an SOA, or simply as an integration tool enabling reliable cross process communication among distributed software components.

  • SpecsFor - Yet Another BDD Framework For .NET

    SpecsFor is another Behavior-Driven Development framework that focuses on ease of use for *developers* by minimizing testing friction.

  • Intel® Inspector XE Thread and Memory Checker - Intel® Software Network

    Intel® Inspector XE 2011 is a powerful and easy-to-use memory and threading error checking tool for C, C++, C# .NET, and Fortran developers designing serial and parallel applications on Windows*- and Linux*-based platforms.

  • KeyFocus - KF Web Server - High performance HTTP Server

    KF Web Server is a free HTTP Server that can host an unlimited number of web sites. Its small size, low system requirements and easy administration make it the perfect choice for both professional and amateur web developers alike.

  • mongrel2: mongrel2

    Mongrel2 is an application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies.

  • Apache Thrift

    Thrift is a software framework for scalable cross-language services development. It combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haskell, C#, Cocoa, Smalltalk, and OCaml.

  • BSON - Binary JSON

    BSON [bee · sahn], short for Binary JSON, is a binary-encoded serialization of JSON-like documents. Like JSON, BSON supports the embedding of documents and arrays within other documents and arrays.

  • UltiDev Cassini 2.0 - Free Redistributable ASP.NET Web Server from UltiDev LLC

    UltiDev Cassini is a free, light-weight and redistributable web server that can host ASP.NET 3.5, 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 applications and static HTML sites. Whenever your customers need an alternative to IIS — UltiDev Cassini web server is the answer.

  • Ext.NET | Open-Source ASP.NET Web Components

    Ext.NET is an open source ASP.NET (WebForm + MVC) component framework integrating the cross-browser Sencha Ext JS JavaScript Library. Includes 100+ high performance controls for Data Grids, Trees, Menus, Forms, Advanced Layouts and AJAX communication.

  • HAProxy - The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer

    HAProxy is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. It is particularly suited for web sites crawling under very high loads while needing persistence or Layer7 processing.

  • nginx

    nginx [engine x] is a HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev.

  • nginn-messagebus - An application message bus implementation for .Net - Google Project Hosting

    NGinn Message Bus is a very simple ESB for .Net supporting publish-subscribe message distribution. It uses SQL server as message queuing mechanism - each message queue is stored in a separate table.

  • bclcontrib-abstract - .Net Abstraction library for complex systems, with adaptor libraries for common implemetations. - Google Project Hosting"

    .Net Abstraction library for complex systems, with adaptor libraries for common implemetations.

  • Shuttle Service Bus

    This project aims to provide a free open-source enterprise service bus.

  • Subversion Hosting, Git Hosting, Project Management

    Unfuddle is a secure, hosted project management solution for software development teams.

  • Yoono - Twitter Facebook MySpace LinkedIn Flickr - Share and Download Youtube videos

    Yoono is free software that allows you to connect and share with all your social networks and instant messaging services in one place.

  • Welcome to Cloud Foundry

    The industry’s first open platform as a service. Run your Spring, Rails and Node.js applications. Deploy from your IDE or command line.

  • Topshelf's Profile - GitHub

    An easy service hosting framework for building Windows services using .NET.

  • Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!

    Oh Hello! Welcome to my guide to Erlang! This guide is intended to be read by beginners, but if you're average or somewhat advanced you can probably learn a few things too!

  • Less is More - zeromq

    The socket library that acts as a concurrency framework.

  • Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once

    Just pick your apps and click Get Installer. Ninite does the rest — fully automatic.

  • Sci2ools - Free Online Productivity Tools - Sciweavers

    Free online document processor and image converter toolbox.

  • OpenVPN - Open Source VPN

    OpenVPN, our award-winning open source VPN product, has established itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space, with over 3 million downloads since inception.

  • StyleCop - Download: 4.5 Preview

    This release includes the very latest StyleCop for ReSharper plugin and will automatically uninstall previous versions of StyleCop.

  • Greenshot - a free and open source screenshot tool for productivity

    Being easy to understand and configurable, Greenshot is an efficient tool for project managers, software developers, technical writers, testers and anyone else creating screenshots.

  • PNGGauntlet - PNG Compression Software | BenHollis.net

    PNGGauntlet is a .NET program that uses Ken Silverman's PNGOUT command line utility to optimize PNG files.

  • was it up?

    We perform a HTTP HEAD request and check that the status code is 200 OK. If you provided a text to match we perform a GET request, check that the status code is 200 OK, and check that the text is present/not present in the returned HTTP body.

  • QUnit

    QUnit is a powerful, easy-to-use, JavaScript test suite. It's used by the jQuery project to test its code and plugins but is capable of testing any generic JavaScript code (and even capable of testing JavaScript code on the server-side).

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