10 Most Downloaded Open Source Free Software for Development

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MinGW – Minimalist GNU for Windows – [DOWNLOAD]
MinGW: A native Windows port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), with freely distributable import libraries and header files for building native Windows applications; includes extensions to the MSVC runtime to support C99 functionality.

KeePass Password Safe – [DOWNLOAD]
KeePass is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices. You can store your passwords in a highly-encrypted database, which is locked with one master password or key file.

XAMPP is a very easy to install Apache Distribution for Linux, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X. The package includes the Apache web server, MySQL, PHP, Perl, a FTP server and phpMyAdmin.

TortoiseSVN – [DOWNLOAD]
TortoiseSVN is a Subversion (SVN) client, implemented as a windows shell extension. It’s intuitive and easy to use, since it doesn’t require the Subversion command line client to run. Simply the coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control!

Cool Reader – [DOWNLOAD]
CoolReader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based E-Book reader for desktops and handheld devices. Supported formats: FB2, TXT, RTF, DOC, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, MOBI. Platforms: Win32, Linux, Android. Ported on some eInk based devices.

Boost C++ Libraries – [DOWNLOAD]
Boost provides free portable peer-reviewed C++ libraries. The emphasis is on portable libraries which work well with the C++ Standard Library.

SAP NetWeaver Server Adapter for Eclipse – [DOWNLOAD]
Integrates Eclipse with the SAP NetWeaver Application Server.

MySQL for Python – [DOWNLOAD]
MySQL support for Python. MySQL versions 3.23-5.1; and Python versions 2.3-2.6 are supported. MySQLdb is the Python DB API-2.0 interface. _mysql is a low-level API similiar to the MySQL C API. ZMySQLDA is a Database Adapter for Zope2.

Notepad++ Plugins – [DOWNLOAD]
Notepad++ plugins is a collection of tools which plays a role of completion for Notepad++. This project contains Explorer, Function List, Hex Editor, Spell Checker and a console program NppExec. Other plugin developers are invited to share their projects.

phpMyAdmin – [DOWNLOAD]
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.

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  • At 2012.07.02 18:49, Aditya Singh said:

    These programs have changed the way in which the development process was carried earlier. The best thing about them is that they are all free open source programs and hence they are easy to install and use.

    • At 2012.07.03 00:20, Sabrina Sabino said:

      Beginner webmasters might require some time to get the hang of using them but I can definitely agree with the fact that the above mentioned software are indeed user-friendly and free to use and develop.

      • At 2012.07.05 14:39, netophilic said:

        I often use Notepad++. Good to see the tools, which I use often, on this list of most downloaded open source software tools. But I am really shocked to see that MinGW beats other tools to rank first.

        • At 2012.07.05 23:31, Sabrina Sabino said:

          Notepad++ is also my choice for site development.

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