Zyan Communication Framework simplifies development of distributed applications. It works on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and Android platforms via .NET or Mono runtimes. It features LINQ support for three-tier applications, full duplex TCP support, traffic, compression, and encryption, transparent support for events and EBC (event-based components), and Windows and LDAP authentication support.
The Dextop application framework allows you to create Rich Internet Applications based on .NET/Mono and Sencha Ext JS. It has proven to be useful for online business applications. It features a desktop-like Ext JS frontend, simplified client-server communication, a stateful programming model, real-time updates and notifications from the server, automatic column model generation, automatic store model generation, and automatic form generation.
MBase is a .NET-oriented meta-programming framework. It is designed for rapid development and high quality implementation of custom programming language compilers, but can also serve as a robust and flexible embeddable scripting engine. Applications are not limited to .NET platform, since MBase can be used to implement compilers targeting other platforms - JVM, native assembly, C, etc.
CVS, GIT, and Mercurial as well as other well-known version control systems cannot version directories. In other words, you cannot add empty directories. A "workaround" for this issue is to use placeholder files that are placed into empty directories. These placeholder files can then be committed into the repository and will make sure that, upon checkout, the directory tree is entirely reconstructed. The problem with using placeholder files is that you need to create them, and need to delete them if they are not necessary anymore (because sub-directories or real files were added). With big source trees, managing these placeholder files can be cumbersome and error prone. MarkEmptyDirs can manage the creation/deletion of such placeholder files automatically. It creates placeholder files in all empty "leaf" directories. If later on new files or directories are put into such directories, the placeholder files are not necessary anymore, and are removed automatically.