Share with us 🔈Open source projects I can't live without

  • 5 April 2023
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We are calling out for inspiration today. What is/are some open source projects you can't imagine living without?Why not?

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As a language (and Mexico!) enthusiast, I can't live without the Python project Elotl. It offers a parallel corpus in Spanish and Náhuatl and even provides orthography normalization. This is a game changer for those who want to play around with NLP on a low-resource language like Náhuatl.

There are around two million speakers of Náhuatl in North and Central America. Several English words have their origin in Náhuatl such as tomato, avocado, chocolate and coyote.


One of my favorite open-source projects is PHPStan. This project is a static analysis tool for PHP code, which means it can help detect errors and potential issues in code before it's even run.

I find PHPStan to be incredibly valuable because it greatly improves the quality of my work. By using this tool, I'm able to catch errors and issues early on, which means I can fix them before they cause problems down the line. This saves me a lot of time and effort, and it also helps me produce more reliable code.

One of the things I appreciate most about PHPStan is its ease of use. The tool is well-documented and straightforward to set up, so I can start using it right away without a lot of hassle. It also integrates well with other development tools, so it fits seamlessly into my workflow.

Overall, I think PHPStan is a fantastic open-source project that provides a lot of value to PHP developers. It's reliable, easy to use, and has greatly improved the quality of my work. I would highly recommend it to anyone who works with PHP code.

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@Klara and @dima_d thanks so much for sharing it with us! Both very different and interesting use cases :)