What Are Your Favorite Open Source Tools? (Open Thread)

Modern sites and apps rely heavily on open source projects such as JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, Angular), UI frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation), content management platforms (WordPress, Drupal), CSS preprocessors, and then package managers (Bower, npm) to keep track of them all.

Let’s talk about our favorite open source tools for building sites and apps.

Some potential talking points:

  • What open source tools have you begun to use just recently? Why?
  • Tell us a story about how an open source project saved the day. (Perhaps helping you meet a deadline, or helping you do something that seemed impossible.)
  • If you could have just  one open source tool, what would it be and why?

The floor is yours!

This open thread will be open until April 8, 2015 (Wednesday).

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