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⚡⚡ 7 Open Source Repositories That Will Make You 90% Smarter 😎

In the bustling world of tech, it's easy to get caught up in the hype around the biggest names.

Don't let the size of a company fool you. Some of the most innovative and impactful technologies come from smaller companies or startups

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Here are seven such startups, each with unique offerings that could transform your project and in the process make you smarter:


[1] BoxyHQ

BoxyHQ

BoxyHQ has a suite of APIs for security and privacy, designed to help engineering teams build and ship compliant cloud applications faster.

It offers features like Enterprise SSO, Directory Sync, Audit Logs, and a Privacy Vault for protecting sensitive data.

If you are an enterprise or building a new SaaS application, BoxyHQ could be a game-changer for ensuring security and compliance from the ground up.

  • Manage user authentication in your app

  • Ensure secure and compliant user sign-ups and log-ins

Please star ⭐ this GitHub repo 👇  
https://github.com/boxyhq/jackson


[2] Cal.com

Cal.com

Cal.com is an efficient scheduling tool designed to eliminate the hassle of scheduling meetings, effectively eradicating the need for lengthy email exchanges.

If your project involves orchestrating team meetings or managing appointments, Cal.com can simplify your scheduling process, ultimately saving you precious time.

  • Schedule meetings or appointments effortlessly right from within your application

  • Efficiently schedule team meetings, project milestones, and deadlines

Please star ⭐ this GitHub repo 👇  
https://github.com/calcom/cal.com


[3] Flagsmith

Flagsmith

Flagsmith is a feature flag management platform that lets you control the way you release your application's features.

You can decouple deploy and release and push code to production with the safety net of a feature flag.

These strategies can be highly beneficial in complex project scenarios, allowing for more efficient development and smoother rollouts:

  • Release and test different versions of a feature gradually

  • Evaluate and refine multiple feature versions before full deployment

Please star ⭐ this GitHub repo 👇  
https://github.com/Flagsmith/flagsmith


[4] Dub

Dub.co

Dub is a versatile open-source link shortener and management tool meticulously crafted for today's dynamic marketing teams.

This platform empowers users to generate, distribute, and monitor shortened links seamlessly.

  • Tailor your links by utilizing your own custom domain, allowing you to maintain brand consistency

  • Simplifying link management, ensuring efficient and effective marketing campaigns

Please star ⭐ this GitHub repo 👇  
https://github.com/steven-tey/dub


[5] Formbricks

Formbricks

Formbricks is your ultimate resource for implementing in-product micro-surveys that will revolutionize your product experience.

These unobtrusive surveys are a powerful tool for gathering user insights and enhancing your app's functionality.

Enrich your product's user experience and make data-informed decisions for app development.

  • Leverage micro-surveys to precisely reach the right users at the right moment, enhancing user engagement and satisfaction without inundating them with bothersome surveys

  • Easily collect valuable survey data directly within your app, streamlining the process of gathering user feedback and uncovering opportunities for improvement

Please star ⭐ this GitHub repo 👇  
https://github.com/formbricks/formbricks


[6] Swirl

Swirl

Swirl is an open-source search platform that simultaneously searches multiple content sources and returns AI-ranked results.

You can also use Generative AI Models to get answers based on your data.

Start discovering and developing the answers you need based on your data.

  • Connect to various data sources like:

    • Databases (SQL & NoSQL, Google BigQuery)
    • Public data services (Google Programmable Search, Arxiv.org, etc.)
    • Enterprise sources (Microsoft 365, Jira, Miro, etc.)
    • Generate insights with AI and LLMs like ChatGPT

Please star ⭐ this GitHub repo 👇  
https://github.com/swirlai/swirl-search


[7] Clickvote

Clickvote

Add upvotes, likes, and reviews to any context.

Fully features React / Angular / Vue / Svelte to manage all your product reactions.

  • Learn about your users and get insights about different features

  • Let users interact with each other

Please star ⭐ this GitHub repo 👇  
https://github.com/clickvote/clickvote


Key Takeaway's

These open-source startups offer a range of tools and services that could greatly enhance your project and you'll get smarter along the way.

All of the projects listed are open-source, all welcome contributors and one action you can take immediately is to 🌟 star each repository.

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Liyas Thomas

We are building an open source {free} Postman alternative: Hoppscotch - API request builder for web.

GitHub logo hoppscotch / hoppscotch

👽 Open source API development ecosystem - https://hoppscotch.io

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Jason C. McDonald

I used Hoppscotch extensively at my last job as tech lead building an API. It's definitely a great tool!

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Nathan Tarbert

Thanks for the heads up, I will surely check it out!

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Martin

cool! What kinda file format can I import with Hoppscotch?
I am asking because I want something easy to export to.
I really dread openapi/swagger and all that crazy stuff.

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Liyas Thomas

As of now, Hoppscotch supports importing collections from:

  1. OpenAPI Specification
  2. Postman Collection
  3. Insomnia Collection
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Martin

Hey Liyas, not really what I asked about :)

But, I did an export and I see that it is quite straightforward to manage. Which is super nice

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Nathan Tarbert

I'd like to know this too?

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Martin • Edited

what will you use it for Nathan?

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Nathan Tarbert

Testing routes on my web3 side project!

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Devin W. Leaman

I absolutely love Hoppscotch, keep up the great work!

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Nathan Tarbert

Nice @liyasthomas, thanks for sharing!

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PhilH

I was just planning to look for something like this. I'll check you guys out.

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Kavinda Jayakody

Great tool! Having support for MQTT is a killer feature!

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Mitch Chimwemwe Chanza

In other words the old postwoman became hopscotch. I have been following this for a long tike .

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Saurabh Rai

Really amazing list @nathan_tarbert 🔥🔥

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Nathan Tarbert

Thanks mate, I think so as well :)

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Shreya

awesome article nathan. i am also building firecamp - github.com/firecamp-dev/firecamp we're is open to contribute, conversion and building in public.

feel free to check out and pick any issue if you'd like to work on.

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Kavinda Jayakody

Absolutely amazing tool! I've used this extensively

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Nathan Tarbert

Thanks @shreya_gr!

Everyone should contribute to Firecamp, amazing project! I'm a big fan :)

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Nathan Tarbert

Yes I love Firecamp as well :)

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annaredbond

There are some really great repos out there right now - and it's pretty stunning to see how many of them are built by great humans and are genuinely open to contributions, conversations, and building in public.

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Nathan Tarbert

I totally agree @annaredbond! One of my favorite things about open source is it's an open door to meet great people and be a part of some of the most cutting-edge technologies.

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Jeffrey Ip

We're building an evaluation framework for LLMs (like ChatGPT!). We hope developers can say with confidence they're building responsible and robust AI applications :) github.com/confident-ai/deepeval

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Nathan Tarbert

This is really cool, I checked out your GH and I like your project.

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Jeffrey Ip

Thank you, don't forget to give it a star if possible! I also wrote some docs for it and the hope is people will find it educational and useful, even if you're not using us for evaluation :) (docs.confident-ai.com/)

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Nathan Tarbert

Sure thing! Done :) ⭐

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André Oliveira

VSCode Theme - Be more productive.

When you’re programming a long time you may experience eye strain.
This high-contrast theme is vastly easier on the eyes and prevents eye strain.

  • Improved focus while coding
  • Enhanced code readability
  • Reduced eye strain during extended coding sessions
  • A visually appealing interface

Dark mode
Colors that are easy on the eyes and reduce eye strain.

Precise Contrast
WCAG 2.0 Level AA specifications, with a Contrast Ratio of at least 4.5:1 for standard text, ensuring the optimum readability.

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VS Code Marketplace
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Nathan Tarbert

Is this a plug-in you’ve created or do you just love dark mode? I know I do!

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André Oliveira

yes, a vscode theme/plugin.

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David Bellini

Another intresting open source repository is a notion alternative called Affine, you can find here github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE.

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Nathan Tarbert

Nice, thanks @thepiratedude for sharing!

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fatman123aa

🥁🥇🏆🎸🎆

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Nathan Tarbert

Thanks @fatman123aa!
That must mean you like the projects listed :)

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Riti Rathod

Great sharing

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Nathan Tarbert

Thank you!

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George Delaportas (ViR4X)

micro-MVC definitely will make you work smarter, easier and protected due to it secure-by-design architecture :-)
micro-MVC

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Nathan Tarbert

Nice addition, thanks for sharing!

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michTheBrandofficial

We are working on an open source web framework (NixixJS).
NixixJS

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Nathan Tarbert

Thanks for sharing!

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Archit Sharma

Good Share!!!

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Nathan Tarbert

Thank you!!

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Kavinda Jayakody • Edited

We are building a full-fledged API Management platform with OpenAPI Spec supported editor as well (Like swagger). Inviting everyone to have a look :)

xapihub.io/

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Saswat
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Nathan Tarbert

Nice blog Saswat!

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Adam Paquette

I'm building a library to secure applications with easy to use domain primitives. I'm open to contributions, talks and new ideas to make better softwares. github.com/adampaquette/Typely

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Nathan Tarbert

Nice, thanks for sharing Adam!

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