The 10 Coolest Open Source Software Tools of 2021 (So Far)


The endless and ever-growing pool of open-source tools available from tech giants and individual developers can make the idea of ​​trying and incorporating some of them into practice hopeless.

And yet, hiring managers clearly value software developers who are familiar with GitHub. A February report by O’Reilly, commissioned by IBM, found that nearly 90% of hiring managers consider knowledge of open source tools an important factor for job candidates, with 67% considering that open source experience is more valuable in the long run than vendor-specific technology expertise.

To help professionals curious about open source save time, CRN scoured the landscape of open source tools, from automation to DevOps to debugging, to find ones with compelling use cases and newly invested capital for innovation. The year is only halfway through, but it’s never too early to think about the savings that new and recently updated open source tools can bring to an organization.

Here’s what you need to know.

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