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JUL 22, 20153 MIN

Open-Source @Heavybit

Ted Carstensen

Ted Carstensen

Platform Director, Heavybit

This week in Portland is Oscon, the annual celebration of open source software, architecture, frameworks, and tools for today’s engineers.

We couldn’t be there ourselves, so instead we’ve assembled a list of some open source projects our members have contributed to the community that we think you’ll find valuable in your own work.

Keen IO

  • Explorer – An open source point-and-click interface for querying and visualizing your event data.
  • PingPong – Open-source analytics for anything with a URL
  • Common-web – Turn web user activity into a analyzable stream of JSON event data
  • Dashboard Templates – Responsive dashboard templates for Bootstrap


  • Healthcheck – A simple heathcheck function that can be used to monitor your application


  • pg_shard – PostgreSQL extension to scale out real-time reads and writes
  • cstore_fdw – Columnar store for analytics with PostgreSQL


  • Dredd – HTTP API testing framework
  • API Blueprint – API definition format
  • MSON – Markdown syntax for object notation
  • Gavel – HTTP validator specification and documentation
  • Hyperdrive – Generic Hypermedia API client in Swift
  • Snowcrash – API Blueprint parser
  • Apiary CLI Client – A command line tool for developing and previewing API Blueprint documents locally
  • Aglio – An API Blueprint renderer with theme support that outputs static HTML


  • Queue Classic – Simple, efficient worker queue for Ruby & PostgreSQL


  • firmware – Firmware for Particle Devices: Spark Core (master branch) and Photon (develop branch)
  • spark-dev – Particle Dev: a professional, hackable IDE for Particle, based on Github’s Atom


  • stripe-ios – Stripe bindings for iOS and OS X
  • jquery.payment – A general purpose library for building credit card forms, validating inputs and formatting numbers.
  • stripe-node – Stripe API for node.js
  • einhorn – The language-independent shared socket manager


  • gradle – A powerful build system for the JVM
  • gradle-talks – A javascript based custom slide and build framework for presentations


  • meteor – An ultra-simple, database-everywhere, data-on-the-wire, pure-Javascript web framework.
  • react-packages – Meteor packages for a great React developer experience
  • babel – Babel wrapper packaged for use with Meteor

Here at Heavybit we understand the important role open-source software plays in building great commercial products, particularly at developer tool companies. We value the communities that emerge around open-source projects, and we see some of the values that define open-source as critical elements of all great software.

We also use several popular tools for our own websites and community projects, including Sinatra, WordPress, Jekyll, and Bootstrap, to name a few.

What have you contributed to the open-source community? Let us know on Twitter.

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