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Featured Repo of the Week

:sparkles: yostudios/Spritemapper :sparkles:

Spritemapper is a command-line application that generates CSS sprites from your existing CSS files. It utilizes advanced techniques, like simulated annealing, to merge the referenced PNG images into a sprite map and generate a new CSS file utilizing the new PNG file.

It also contains its own PNG and CSS parser. All you need is a Python interpreter. If you've ever had to debug a PIL installation, you know how important this is.

Awesome Repo of the Week

jstrait/beats

This project is nothing short of amazing.

BEATS is a command-line audio sequencer, written in Ruby.

Songs are programmed in YAML. The input files define instruments (samples), bar sequences, and the full song structure. The whole song can then be exported to LPCM WAV file for later enjoyment / mixing.

Remarkable Repos

  • tweetdeck/TDOAuth: A small and elegant OAuth v1.0 implementation for iOS applications. Written by Max Howell, of homebrew fame, this BSD-licensed implementation strives to be a major improvement over the other OAuth solutions available to Objective-C developers.

  • sporst/SWFREtools: A toolset for reverse engineering and performing security audits on Adobe Flash Player and compiled SWF files. It features an SFW Parser, SWF Minimizer, Flash Debugger, and Metrics Generator. This GPLv2 licensed project is powered by both Java and Python.

  • microsoft-dpe/watoolkitios-lib: This set of libraries, written by Microsoft, allows Objective-C developers to utilize the Azure Cloud Storage platform from an iOS application. Check out the example application repo to see it in action.

  • enonic/cms-ce: New community edition of the Enonic CMS, based on Java's Spring Framework and JEE. Unlike the commercial version, the AGPLv3 licensed Community Edition lacks a plugin engine and LDAP/AD support.

  • wbsun/kgpu: This extremely ambitious project allows the Linux kernel to offload data-parallel computations to a CUDA-enabled GPU. It aims to "make the Linux kernel truly parallelized: not only processing multiple requests concurrently, but can also partition a single large requested computation into tiles and do them on GPU cores."

  • jiminoc/goose: Instapaper-like HTML content and article extractor, from Gravity Labs. Written in Java, this Apache v2 licensed project will take any url you throw at it, and return the content.

Promising Repos

  • bobthecow/coda-cli: Command-line tool for launching Panic's Coda editor (similar to TextMate's mate command), making it a full *nix citizen. Check out the project page to see usage examples.

  • skammer/vim-css-color: This epic plugin bring color to your Vim installation's CSS colors. It currently supports RGB, RGBA, and HTML Color Names. (Note: 256-color terminal required).

  • leftnode/get-shit-done: A small script for toggling the blocking of a list of configured domains on your system, so you can Get Shit Done™.

  • bradfitz/campher: You can now run Perl on top of the Go stack. Seriously. This esoteric project has quite a bit of ambition and an awesome sense of humor.

  • wavded/humane-js: An unobtrusive browser notification system, aimed to be as simple as possible. This fully themeable system is compatibly with all JS frameworks and browsers. Check out the demo page to see it in action.

  • brixen/poetics: A native CoffeeScript interpreter, running directly on the Rubinius VM. Need I say more?

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