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The 10 Coolest Open-Source Software Tools Of 2021 (So Far)

Wade Tyler Millward

CRN’s list of 10 coolest open-source tools in 2021 so far include python-based restore tooling from Aiven and cloud-use cost visibility from Stackwatch.

The endless and ever-growing pool of available open-source tools from tech giants and individual developers alike can make the idea of trying and incorporating some into practice seem hopeless.

And yet, hiring managers clearly prize software developers who know their way around GitHub. A February report by O’Reilly, commissioned by IBM, found that nearly 90 percent of hiring managers consider knowledge of open-source tools an important factor for job candidates, with 67 percent of them considering open source experience more valuable in the long run than vendor-specific technological expertise.

To help open-source curious professionals save some time, CRN has scoured the landscape of open source tools from automation to DevOps to debugging to find ones with compelling use cases and newly invested capital for innovation. The year is only halfway done, but it’s never too early to think about the savings that new and newly updated open-source tools can bring to an organization.

Here’s what you need to know.

For more of the biggest startups, products and news stories of 2021 so far, click here  .   

 
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Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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