The Open-Transactions project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, fully-featured, free-software toolkit implementing a full-strength financial cryptography library, API, CLI, and prototype server. Open-Transactions democratizes financial and monetary actions. You can use it for issuing currencies/stock, paying dividends, creating asset accounts, sending/receiving digital cash, writing/depositing cheques, cashier's cheques, creating basket currencies, trading on markets, scripting custom agreements, recurring payments, escrow, etc. Strong crypto is used. Balances are unchangeable (even by a malicious server). Receipts are destructible and redundant. The transactions are unforgeable. The cash is untraceable. The cheques are non-repudiable.
SiSU (Structured information, Serialized Units) is a lightweight markup based, text structuring and publishing framework (that features granular search). With minimal markup of a plaintext file, it produces: plain-text, HTML, XHTML, XML, ODF, LaTeX, PDF, and populates an SQL database at an object/paragraph level for granular searches. Prepare documents using your text editor of choice, then use SiSU to generate the desired output formats. SiSU is controlled from the command line.
Ackr is a very small subset of grep/ack/rak, for lazy developers. grep is a great tool, a very powerful tool, but often too powerful for simple needs. Ackr looks for a search string in all text files and in all subfolders from the working directory, is case insensitive, has no options, doesn't look into hidden folders/files, and displays the search term in a bold font.
EC2Dream Fogviz is a visual tool for building and managing cloud servers. It combines Fog, Ruby, and Chef into a tool that is particularly helpful when developing and testing Chef automation scripts. It currently supports Amazon AWS, Eucalyptus Cloud, and CloudStack including VPC, autoscaling, and the ability to list most entities., and Openstack clouds: Rackspace, HP Cloud, and CloudFoundry Open Platform.
Xapian is a search engine library, scalable to collections containing hundreds of millions of documents. It's written in C++ with bindings for Perl, Python, PHP, Java, Tcl, C#, Ruby, and Lua. It is a highly adaptable toolkit that allows developers to easily add advanced indexing and search facilities to their own applications. It supports the Probabilistic Information Retrieval model and also a rich set of boolean query operators. Omega is a Web search application built upon the Xapian library. It can index a Web server's document tree (including HTML, PDF, OpenOffice, MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Works, WordPerfect, RTF, PS, etc.), or data exported from arbitrary sources (e.g. SQL databases).
Coco is a code coverage utility for Ruby. It can be used from RSpec or unit/test with a simple "require 'coco'". It works with standalone Ruby or with Rails. It displays the names of files that are uncovered on the console, builds a simple HTML report, and reports sources that have no tests. It is UTF-8 compliant, configurable via a simple YAML file, and has colorized console output.
Backerup is a robust remote backup system which can operate over relatively slow networks. File transfers are done using rsync, and snapshots are taken using hardlinks. Bandwidth can be controlled per host and per network. Priorities can be set on backup groups, as well as requesting minimum ages for backups.
libguestfs is a set of tools for accessing and modifying virtual machine (VM) disk images. You can use this for viewing and editing files inside guests, scripting changes to VMs, monitoring disk used/free statistics, P2V, V2V, performing partial backups, cloning VMs, and much more. libguestfs can access nearly any type of filesystem including: all known types of Linux filesystem (ext2/3/4, XFS, btrfs, etc.), any Windows filesystem (VFAT and NTFS), any Mac OS X and BSD filesystems, LVM2 volumes, MBR and GPT disk partitions, raw disks, qcow2, CD and DVD ISO images, SD cards, and dozens more. libguestfs doesn't need root permissions.