Drupal is a modular content management system, forum, blogging and community engine. It is database driven and can be used with MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and SQLite. Its features include (but are not limited to) discussion forums, Web-based administration, theme support, a submission queue, content rating, content versioning, taxonomy support, user management with a fine-grained permission system based on user roles (groups), error logging, support for content syndication, locale support, and much more. It is considered to be an excellent platform for developers due to its clean code and extensibility, and it can also be used as a Web application framework.
Umple can be used for pure UML modeling. Or it can be used to add UML constructs, such as associations and state machines to code written in Java, PHP, or Ruby. It generates code in these languages that can save a large amount of programming effort and result in higher quality. The UmpleOnline tool allows you to edit UML diagrams graphically, and watch the Umple textual code being written in real time. This works the other way too: you can write textual Umple and watch the corresponding UML diagram appear. Umple is being extended to support patterns, tracing, and a variety of other features. Umple is written in itself, which is central to maintaining its quality. Umple can be used today by any programmer or modeler.
IceScrum is a J2EE application for using Scrum while keeping the spirit of a collaborative workspace. It also offers virtual boards with post-its for sprint backlog, product backlog, and others. The tool offers everything that is in Scrum: role management (Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Team member, and StakeHolder), product backlog management with advanced features for prioritizing stories, Scrum lifecycle including a roadmap view, release planning, sprint backlog as a task board facilitating the Scrum ceremonial management of impediments, and chart production such as burndown charts, velocity charts, and cumulative flow diagrams. It offers others agile practices like a roadmap, vision, user stories, acceptance tests associated with stories, user roles, and planning poker.
Agilo for Scrum is a tool that integrates many useful functionalities to support Scrum and more. It is meant for a product owners managing a product backlog and release plan, Scrum masters coaching and supporting a team, and developers tracking issues and sharing knowledge. Agilo is highly configurable to adapt to your specific workflow and provides streamlined and full support for your daily work. Agilo supports multi-project environments as well as small teams and helps them to manage Scrum and the development issues at the same time.
Mediabird allows students to document and review their study effort using a collaborative notepad. The Web2.0 application allows for taking notes on a personal notepad. A virtual text marker allows the students to highlight their notes and ask questions about the highlighted parts. The sharing feature allows study groups to share and discuss their notes as well as questions they have created. By-and-by, the students collect answers to the questions. Pairs of questions and answers are collected in a card box that allows for memorizing the important facts later on (e.g. for an exam or presentation). The program is also available as a Moodle activity.