Tools

Kibana

An open source data visualization platform for ElasticSearch. It helps to create bar, line and scatter plots, or pie charts, and maps on top of large volumes of data. It also helps put geospatial data onto any map and perform analysis on data from ElasticSearch.

Kibana is used in episode 5 season 3 of the TV drama series “Mr. Robot”.

Kunagi

A web-based tool that facilitates team collaboration and integrated project management. It is primarily used for software projects. Kunagi allows to manage projects from start to finish in one place and also provides features for all Scrum practices.

LEMP

A variation of the popular LAMP (traditionally includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). In LEMP, Apache is replaced with Nginx, and therefore has a different abbreviation. The stack is used for building websites and web applications. There are scripts for easy installation of LEMP on Ubuntu.

Liferay

An open source enterprise software and a web platform for developing websites and portals. It includes a built-in web CMS, used to power corporate intranets and extranets. It also helps create responsive design for websites, so they are readable on all mobile devices.

LLVM

A collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies. The main features of LLVM are generating relocatable machine code and providing the middle layers of a complete compiler system. LLVM is the full name of the project and is not involved with traditional virtual machines.

Logstash

A tool for managing events and logs, used for collecting, parsing, and storing logs for future use, also can be used for cleaning and streaming big data from all sorts of sources into a database.

Lotus

Now called IBM Notes. A client-server tool (used together with IBM Domino) for connection partners, used for creating a smarter workforce and delivering exceptional customer experiences. It can be used as an instant messenger, calendar, for web browsing, personal information management and more.

LSD

Stands for Lean Software Development. An IT approach to software development that implements the set of tools for identification and steady elimination of waste. It consists of seven principles that direct how to optimize development and maintain a team.

LVM

Stands for Logical Volume Manager. A user space toolset for the Linux kernel, used to create or remove virtual partitions in an abstract storage space, where the amount of space and other partitions don’t affect these actions, and one logical volume can stretch over two or more disks. LVM allows to use multiple disks as one.

 

Mantis

A web-based bug/issue tracking tool. It is used as a simple project management tool to identify defects, find solutions and implement them. The software offers features for customizing workflow, user notifications, access and issue fields.

Markdown

An easy, lightweight markup language and tool for converting text to HTML. The main idea of creating Markdown was to have a readable text that is not obviously tagged. The tool’s features can be extended (e.g., adding tables or lists) via other similar markup languages.

Mathematica

An integrated environment for technical computing and programming that has a computer algebra system and incorporates mathematical symbolic computation, arbitrary precision arithmetic, graphics, text processing.

Mercurial

An open-source, cross-platform, revision-control VCS. It is mainly written in Python and is supported on MS Windows and Unix-like systems. Mercurial has an intuitive user interface. It is used for keeping code histories secure, supporting various workflows and projects of different size.

Metasploit

A security testing framework. It is used for identifying security vulnerabilities and improving security awareness. It supports automated penetration tests, which help eliminate the possibility of a threat before it becomes one, and thus, assume the attacker's position.

MockServer

A library of APIs, used for mocking any system integrated via HTTP or HTTPS. It is used in for mocking responses, requests and callbacks that match certain expectations, regardless whether the backend part is ready or not. It is useful in testing.

MOSS

Stands for Measure of Software Similarity. A plagiarism detection system for catching similarities in program code. It was created to use in programming classes. It is not fully automatic, and only highlights pieces of code that could have been copied.

MPLAB

Now MPLAB X. An IDE used for developing embedded applications on PIC digital signal controllers and dsPIC microcontrollers. The new version is based on NetBeans and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux OS. It also offers a cloud-based option, which allows to access the environment from any place.

NAnt

Stands for Not Ant. An open source automating tool used to automate software build processes, is similar to Apache Ant, but for .NET environment, it includes front-end GUI tools (NAntBuilder, NAntGUI, Nantpad, etc).

NetBeans

A Java-based IDE that allows to develop applications from a set of modular software components - modules, used for developing Java desktop apps. It has a structured interface, which allows to use this tool in project management. NetBeans also supports PHP, C/C++.

NSIS

Stands for Nullsoft Scriptable Install System. A script-driven lightweight tool for creating Windows installers. It is designed to handle complex installation tasks. It also offers a number of plug-in that additionally allow to create web installers, as well as install or update software components.

NTFS

Stands for New Technology File System. It is a file system of Windows NT family. It is a part of an operating system, which determines how to name, store and organize files in a volume. It is more reliable than FAT (its predecessor) and can support up to 256 terabytes of storage space.

OCR

Stands for Optical Character Recognition. A type of technology for digitizing hard copies, that converts printed text into computer readable data. It involves scanning an image, analyzing it and translating recognized data into character codes.

OpenCV

A computer vision and machine learning software library. It allows to speed up the use of machine perception in commercial products. The library consists of around 2500 optimized algorithms for face and object recognition, tracking movement, extracting models, etc.

OpenProject

A web-based project management system for team collaboration. It is suitable for teams that are scattered in location. It has features for bug/issue tracking, agile development, roadmap planning, reporting and more. Its premium features and cloud version are relatively cheap, but can also be used for free.

OpenROAD

Stands for Open Rapid Object Application Development. An object-oriented, 4GL-based app development tool for creating business applications. It offers simple code and customization features, as well as feature for improving applications with new code. It also includes a script editor.

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