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The hottest Substack posts of Console

And their main takeaways
354 implied HN points 05 Feb 24
  1. This post features top open source projects of the week on search engines, finance, and AI tools.
  2. Highlighted projects include Stract - a web search engine, Rye - offering a Hassle-Free Python Experience, and Maybe - an OS for personal finances.
  3. Additional projects like Pkl, Fabric, and WhisperKit are also showcased with their unique features.
531 implied HN points 21 Jan 24
  1. Planify is a task manager designed for GNU/Linux, inspired by popular task managers like Things 3 and Todoist.
  2. Planify's developer, Alain, started the project as a way to create a task manager with a nice design and good functionality for Linux users.
  3. Planify is free to download and is maintained through donations, with a focus on design, detail, and user-friendly elements.
177 implied HN points 28 Jan 24
  1. OSMnx is a Python package for downloading, modeling, analyzing, and visualizing street networks and geospatial features from OpenStreetMap.
  2. OSMnx simplifies the process of converting raw OpenStreetMap data into graph-theoretic models for network analytics.
  3. Python was chosen for OSMnx due to its rich geospatial and network science ecosystems, familiarity among urban planners and geographers, and low barrier to entry.
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472 implied HN points 07 Jan 24
  1. ACID Chess is a chess computer program written in Python that can analyze the movements of pieces on a chessboard through image recognition.
  2. The creator of ACID Chess balanced working on the project with a full-time job by dedicating time in evenings and weekends while finding it to be a good balance.
  3. The creator of ACID Chess believes AI will simplify various aspects of software development, and open-source software will continue to thrive with challenges in monetization for small developers.
472 implied HN points 01 Jan 24
  1. The post features coolest open source projects of the week, including mobile apps, music streaming, React, and other software.
  2. Projects like Inure, Plasmic, and Dockge showcase innovative solutions and technologies in the open-source community.
  3. BlackHole, Twenty, and Plate are examples of projects with significant stars and potential impact, like a music player app, a modern alternative to Salesforce, and a rich-text editor for React.
413 implied HN points 08 Oct 23
  1. Top open source projects featured in Console #178 this week include Clickvote, gpt-pilot, and Kestra.
  2. Projects cover a range of languages like TypeScript, Python, and Java, offering various functionalities from upvotes to workflow orchestrating.
  3. The projects highlighted have a significant number of stars and recent commits, showcasing ongoing development and community interest.
354 implied HN points 03 Sep 23
  1. Zammad is an open source user support/ticketing solution managed via various communication channels.
  2. Martin founded Zammad with a focus on open source philosophy and sustainable business models.
  3. The Zammad team aims to enhance the platform, make it widely used globally, and uphold its commitment to open source values.
413 implied HN points 13 Aug 23
  1. DocuSeal is an open source platform for digital document signing as an alternative to DocuSign.
  2. Ruby on Rails is used as the backend for DocuSeal, offering an easy and efficient development process.
  3. The developer of DocuSeal is motivated by community interest, aims for wider adoption before monetization, and plans to prioritize user feedback for future project development.
354 implied HN points 27 Aug 23
  1. Novu is an open-source notification infrastructure created by Dima and his co-founder to simplify communication for businesses.
  2. Novu empowers users to switch between email or SMS delivery providers seamlessly with its core principles of Triggers, Workflows, and Providers.
  3. Novu has a diverse team from around the world, emphasizes self-hosting, and offers a managed cloud version and enterprise licenses for revenue.
354 implied HN points 18 Jun 23
  1. Keycloak is an Open Source Identity and Access Management solution for modern applications and services.
  2. Keycloak receives extensive community contributions, aiding its evolution and features.
  3. Contributing to Keycloak involves hands-on experience, writing relevant tests, and engaging with the issue tracker.
354 implied HN points 07 May 23
  1. Add & Commit Github Action allows automatic commit of changes made in workflow runs to your repo
  2. Creating a GitHub action is made easier with proper documentation and familiarizing with workflows and APIs
  3. Balancing open-source work with other responsibilities requires prioritization and time management