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Here is your chance to create a Free Vote-Based Advertisement for an Open Source Project. Create a graphical ad for an open source programming project and post it as an answer to this question (in the right format), and it will feed live remnant ads on Stack Overflow.

Ad Requirements

It must be an advertisement soliciting the participation and contribution of programmers writing actual source code. This is not intended as a general purpose ad for consumer products which just happen to be open source. It's for finding programmers who will help contribute code or other programmery things (documentation, code review, bug fixes, etc).

Your ad should be an original creation which has not previously appeared on Stack Overflow. Please do not resubmit entries that have appeared as ads on Stack Overflow in previous periods.

In order to work, the answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules.

Answer Template

[![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
  [1]: http://image-url
  [2]: http://clickthrough-url 

Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to add any commentary, keep it in the comments.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 220px by 220px
  • Can be hosted anywhere (tinypic, twitpic, your blog); we will mirror the image locally when we serve it.
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150kb

The output, which ultimately will be served in an ad slot on Stack Overflow, can be previewed by clicking through to this URL:


There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be served up by that URL and shown on Stack Overflow. You can see all the ads that currently make the threshold and meet our criteria on this page:


Ad Scroller

(by George Edison): I created a nifty little tool you can use to view the ads that have met the criterion already:

StackAd Scroller

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    Please Note: Entries that have appeared as ads in previous periods are not eligible; however, previous entries that did not meet the minimum score threshold can be resubmitted. – Robert Cartaino Jun 11 '10 at 15:51
  • ... and not meet the minimum again :P – OscarRyz Jun 11 '10 at 16:52
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    @Oscar Reyes: Possibly. Also covers cases where submissions were received later in the cycle. – Robert Cartaino Jun 11 '10 at 17:08
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    If I do a new ad for a project that appeared before, does that work? – John Sheehan Jun 11 '10 at 17:14
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    @John Sheehan: Absolutely. We're looking for fresh content. We don't want a do-over of the ads from the last round. – Robert Cartaino Jun 11 '10 at 17:31
  • also No animated PNGs – Jakob Cosoroaba Jun 12 '10 at 0:01
  • If somebody wants an ad done or reworked, I might be able to offer a suggestion - it's always a welcome break from long streaks of programming. I don't do design professionally anymore so I don't have a portfolio, but I did one of the ads last round meta.stackexchange.com/questions/31913/…, suggested some more, and contributed some Stack Overflow Wallpapers: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/39049/… – Pekka Jun 12 '10 at 0:32
  • @Midday: Animated PNG is an oxymoron. (PNG does not support animation. For that, there's MNG.) – Chris Jester-Young Jun 12 '10 at 18:03
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    As I have no reputation at all here currently, would anyone be willing to post an answer for the I2P Project(geti2p.net) with the community wiki option enabled? – welterde Jun 16 '10 at 22:20
  • @welterde: This question is community wiki. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 20 '10 at 2:04
  • @george-edison: I couldn't post an answer.. but luckily someone else was able to post it for us. Thanks KillianDS! – welterde Jun 21 '10 at 8:34
  • How many pixels have to be different then? :P I really liked my previous effort for RabbitVCS, but it only hit the threshold for a couple of weeks before this started up. Will it suffice to change the slogan but keep everything else the same? – detly Jul 1 '10 at 8:54
  • Oh wait, I didn't read the "later in the cycle" disclaimer. Don't mind me :) – detly Jul 1 '10 at 15:52
  • Let's spice things up =} – badp Sep 9 '10 at 15:38
  • @Robert could you please spend a word on this too :)? – systempuntoout Nov 2 '10 at 10:36

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GitSharp - git in C# for Windows/Mono

  • sounds like a promising project! – dreftymac Jun 24 '10 at 0:19
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    Git isn't the problem - Windows is! (Okay, jokes aside - Git is pretty good.) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jul 2 '10 at 18:28
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    *Waits for Linux Tourvalds to post a 15 page long rant on why anyone who doesn't use C sucks and should put down their keyboard – TheLQ Jul 9 '10 at 4:47
  • So true. It never works... – Jeff Davis Jul 26 '10 at 15:35
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    There's a good solution for git on Windows, it's called Mercurial! – Chris S Jul 28 '10 at 8:32
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    I find msysgit "good enough"; why not fix that first? – Andrew Jul 29 '10 at 1:34
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    The problem is that Windows doesn't have proper POSIX support, like any decent modern operating system should have. Solution? Install a good POSIX layer for Windows. Cygwin is a good one. Problem: solved. Good luck reimplementing Git in C#, though. It'll never be as fast as Git implemented in C. – Dan Moulding Aug 12 '10 at 0:23
  • Tried SmartGit? – Benjol Sep 2 '10 at 5:00
  • @Dan - Why not? – Arda Xi Sep 9 '10 at 16:09
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    The problems with git on windows will not be solved by a complete rewrite in C#. Not to mention any further updates to git will not patch automatically to Git#. This project is a waste of time. – Ken Simon Sep 16 '10 at 17:20
  • @Dan, @Ken: you missed the point of Git#. It's a port of JGit, its real purpose is to provide a git API to .net apps – Mauricio Scheffer Sep 23 '10 at 14:53
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    @Mauricio: Ok, you may have a point there. Still, the troll-like nature of this ad seems to suggest that they are trying to rewrite msysgit in C#... the ad doesn't say anything about an API for .NET. – Nik Reiman Oct 19 '10 at 18:56
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    I am pretty satisfied with msysgit and use it every day – Mico Oct 20 '10 at 8:20
  • Since recently, there's an automated JGit port: foodformonkeys.blogspot.com/2010/10/ngit.html – David Schmitt Nov 7 '10 at 11:33
  • I use Git Bash, and it makes things look as nice as when I run in Linux. Anyway for my preferred IDE (MonoDevelop) to integrate with Git a Managed library is needed, and Git# was tried and now NGit (a semiautomated JGit port) is showing better progress. – Monoman Nov 8 '10 at 14:57


  • Great project, and it comes with a very good logo! – Tikhon Jelvis Oct 22 '10 at 4:33

The R-Project for Statistical Computing

  • Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr! – Shane Jun 11 '10 at 20:38
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    I'm confused... doesn't this violate the rule "Entries that have appeared as ads in previous periods are not eligible"? – Senseful Jun 12 '10 at 1:06
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    When an ad is a simple logo and tagline, I'm not sure how much more variation should be reasonable beyond changing the tagline. – Robert Cartaino Jun 12 '10 at 5:01
  • I can change it if the consensus is that a new tagline is insufficient, but that seemed to meet the requirements, as I read them. – Shane Jun 12 '10 at 8:42
  • Should it be 'Statistics for Pirates' instead ? – Dirk Eddelbuettel Jun 13 '10 at 21:25
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    The current way could be interpreted as "the word for statistics in the pirate language". As in, every time a pirate says "Arrrr!", he means, "your bayesian model will never converge on my booty!". Your way would mean something like "statistical software to be used by pirates". I think I prefer the original version? – Shane Jun 14 '10 at 14:48
  • @Robert: alright, so you mean the same project can be promoted as long as a new image is used? Isn't it likely, then, that we will have the same winners as last time, since people are probably basing their votes on the project rather than the image? – Senseful Jun 14 '10 at 20:34
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    @eagle: People should vote for the projects they want to see supported. This early on, I'm not seeing the same winners. If it becomes a problem, we'll change the criteria. – Robert Cartaino Jun 14 '10 at 21:10
  • @Robert: After an answer receives 6 votes, how long does it take to show up on the site? – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 16 '10 at 6:41
  • @George Edison: The code regenerates the list of "qualifying" answers every hour. – Robert Cartaino Jun 17 '10 at 0:13
  • @Robert: Ah. That's what I ended up discovering :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 17 '10 at 1:02
  • Now I understand it, but the tag line confused me. What do you think of this? How pirates say "statistics" – Don Kirkby Jun 21 '10 at 21:05
  • Would love to add my vote but clicked on "Comment" instead of "Like" and I don't have enough reputation on Meta to vote... Everyone on StackOverflow is supposed to be able to vote, right? – Andre Luus Jun 23 '10 at 11:27
  • @Andre: You need at least 200 rep on SO in order to have enough here when you link your account: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5983/… – Shane Jun 23 '10 at 13:08
  • Funny but confusing. Definitely deserves more development work - I remember using it for a statistics course and finding R rather confusing to work with (or maybe that was the course's fault)... – Andrew Jun 28 '10 at 1:42

JFugue - Java(TM) API for Music Programming
(source: jfugue.org)

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    Looks very interesting! – Jarrod Dixon Jun 13 '10 at 2:34
  • Thanks! While it's simple on the surface (play music with 1 or 2 lines of code!), there are a lot of additional capabilities that make music programming lots of fun. Some features require more care than I can provide alone (and there's always room for new stuff!). – David Jun 13 '10 at 2:44
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    Just for kicks you should have the example in the ad play B minor. – Patrick McElhaney Jun 17 '10 at 19:30
  • Yeah this looks very interesting indeed. – Bella Jun 20 '10 at 17:51
  • Okay, the example now plays B minor, and some other different notes as well. Enjoy! – David Jun 22 '10 at 15:12
  • sounds like a promising project! I haven't tried it yet, but have you heard of KeyKit by any chance? It is old and butt-ugly, but it is the most powerful-yet-intuitive system I've tried so far of this variety, and I've tried many. You may be able to use that project for some inspiration: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keykit – dreftymac Jun 24 '10 at 0:25
  • Thanks for the KeyKit pointer - it's been a while since I've taken a look at that. – David Jun 25 '10 at 16:26
  • Does anyone know about a .NET JFugue implementation? sorry if the question sounds cheeky. – Shimmy Weitzhandler Jul 6 '10 at 14:42
  • @Shimmy sounds cool, i was thinking the same thing. please post if there is one. – Anonymous Type Oct 21 '10 at 22:42

StackApplet http://files.quickmediasolutions.com/stackapplet_ad.png

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    Aww... linux only. – TheLQ Sep 10 '10 at 20:41
  • @TheLQ: Well, there has been a little discussion on moving this to Windows as well, but that would require a lot of recoding... but it's a consideration. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Sep 10 '10 at 21:38
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    @George Thats understandable, since it directly integrates into the Gnome panel. I like the app and I'm okay with Linux, I just don't use Linux for day to day stuff. – TheLQ Sep 10 '10 at 23:49
  • @TheLQ: Well, I sympathize with you... back when I used Windows, I longed for something like this. It's written in Python, so porting it would simply mean ripping out the Gnome stuff and replacing it with [whatever Windows uses for creating taskbar toolbar-things] – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Sep 11 '10 at 0:21
  • @George exactly -- there's no equivalent on Windows. All you get is that 16×16 icon. – badp Sep 14 '10 at 15:30
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    @George, enjoy the +250. This is the only ad that scored a "conversion" from me :D – badp Sep 15 '10 at 16:08
  • @badp: Thanks! I was wondering where all the rep. I suddenly got came from! – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Sep 16 '10 at 2:38

Free Project Collaboration http://img.skitch.com/20100611-dmtc8c9jhy9jfmcpn7fbkxee72.png

  • teambox is pretty cool IMO, I had encountered this before when looking for some other stuff, and it's great that it is fully open source! – Jeff Atwood Jun 12 '10 at 6:47
  • thanks, jeff! i have no rep on meta stack overflow :) – user147870 Jun 12 '10 at 8:36
  • No idea about the actual project, but I sure like the ad. Gives me will to try it even though I have no need for a collaboration tool :] – Gnoupi Jun 15 '10 at 12:34
  • sounds like a promising project! – dreftymac Jun 24 '10 at 0:21
  • FWIW for future readers, Teambox 4 is no longer open source :( teambox.com/open-source – GavinR Mar 27 '12 at 16:49

RabbitVCS - Git on board
(source: rabbitvcs.org)

  • Repost from here, hopefully allowed by Robert Cartaino's comment, "also covers cases where submissions were received later in the cycle." – detly Jul 1 '10 at 15:57
  • RabbitVCS used to be known as NautilusSVN. It's basically a clone of TortoiseSVN for the GNOME desktop. It comprises a set of extensions for Subversion workflow in Nautilus, GEdit and Thunar. We're also working on getting the Git side of things up and running. It's written in Python (PyGTK for the UI). – detly Jul 1 '10 at 15:57
  • Sure, @detly. It's fine. Enjoy. – Robert Cartaino Jul 1 '10 at 17:39
  • +1 I'm hoping that the 'Bzr' at the bottom doesn't mean that Bazaar is a bad VCS :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jul 2 '10 at 18:28
  • @George Edison - Hah, no. Just that Git is better :P Although that doesn't explain SVN's position. – detly Jul 3 '10 at 2:56
  • @detly: Uh... I agree that Git is better than SVN, but better than Bazaar? I don't know... I'm pretty happy with Bazaar. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jul 3 '10 at 2:58
  • @George Edison - I've never used Bazaar. Maybe it's upside down then. – detly Jul 3 '10 at 9:28
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    @detly I'm afraid it's not clear enough those are progress bars. Still, nice ad! – badp Jul 4 '10 at 20:12
  • @badp - what did you think they were? How could it be clearer? – detly Jul 4 '10 at 23:58
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    @detly - exactly what do those progress bars mean? Do they refer to the fact that SVN is ~80% supported, but only 20% of git functionality is supported, and even less of the other ones? Or perhaps it is faster for SVN? Some enlightenment would be nice, thanks. – a_m0d Jul 15 '10 at 4:43
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    @a_m0d: I agree, this ad has perplexed me (I also upvoted badp's comment). After some pondering, I think the progress bars indicate just how integrated RabbitVCS is into various version control systems (I guess that it must have a lot of Subversion integration). Perhaps the lack of progress on integrating Hg, Bzr and (to a lesser extend) Git is to encourage developers to help develop that functionality... </psychologist> – Adam Paynter Jul 15 '10 at 23:52
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    It's a measure of how much we support that particular VCS. So SVN is mostly covered, with emblems, column attributes, context menus and dialogs for most common SVN commands. Git has emblems and a couple of dialogs, but not many. Bzr and Hg have no support yet. – detly Jul 15 '10 at 23:53
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    @detly: I believe one source of confusion is that it's not entirely obvious that RabbitVCS complements the other version control software. When I saw the ad, I thought that RabbitVCS was an alternative to the others. This caused me to think the progress bars were meant to compare something about those other solutions against RabbitVCS. Hope this helps. :) – Adam Paynter Jul 16 '10 at 22:53
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    Sorry, @detly, I missed your @-reply. They look like meters (popularity meters? feature meters? coolness meters? usage meters?). It's just confusing at first sight. Try maybe making those █████ style bars into ▊▊▊▊▊ style bars. – badp Jul 18 '10 at 18:23
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    I just don't get the ad. It doesn't say anything at all about what the product is about. The bars are really confusing. – womp Aug 26 '10 at 17:27

Hack, Make your own language, Become a Racketeer!
(source: barzilay.org)

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    This is resubmitted per Robert Cartaino's comment saying that it "Also covers cases where submissions were received later in the cycle". Our entry got in less than two weeks ago, and the fact that ads will expire in a week was not stated in that question. – Eli Barzilay Jun 13 '10 at 21:53
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    Still haven't gotten used to the name change – Kyle Cronin Jun 14 '10 at 0:07
  • Definitely needs more upvotes. – Mark C Jan 26 '11 at 8:14

Might not be a yellow submarine, but still a Project you can live in!

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    ...and with that vote, this ad will now be served! – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 16 '10 at 6:32
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    The italic... the googles, they don't do nothing! – badp Jun 23 '10 at 14:06
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    sounds like a promising project! a truly modern editor on par with textmate, but cross-platform and scriptable with ruby, could be HUGE. – dreftymac Jun 24 '10 at 0:23
  • It would be great if we can attach a compiler(c#, ruby, j#, etc) to the editor; in form of addin(MEF/etc) - and compile in on-the-spot; just a thought... – KMan Aug 6 '10 at 5:41
  • @Kman running the ruby directly in the editor is already possible. Ctrl+R , or Plugins -> Execute -> Execute Current Tab as Ruby File – Jakob Cosoroaba Aug 9 '10 at 7:47
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    I love that it looks/feels/works like TextMate and it's cross-platform and OPEN SOURCE. =] – Andrew Sep 13 '10 at 23:24

An easy mock framework for .Net.

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    too faking clever. – Sky Sanders Aug 9 '10 at 23:19
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    Uh... this is almost as bad as the "Case of the Mondays" ad. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Aug 13 '10 at 20:14
  • I'm glad you think it's only almost as bad. I guess it's hard to please everybody. – Patrik Hägne Aug 13 '10 at 20:30
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    I think it's awesome! – Jeff Atwood Sep 3 '10 at 8:41
  • This ad made me laugh hard – Pierre-Alain Vigeant Sep 3 '10 at 13:24
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    @Jeff: Ya, and you also like the "case-of-the-mondays" ad. 'nough said. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Sep 20 '10 at 6:29
  • Seems to me that more people like it than not, good enough for me. – Patrik Hägne Oct 2 '10 at 21:03
  • Though I hardly find it useful, It managed to bring a smile to my face. – mmhan Oct 15 '10 at 3:50
  • @Patrik Hägne: FakeItEasy is BY FAR the best tool I've found in the last 5 years. The amount of Mock boilerpalte it does away with is astounding. I now have delevopers that were quite resistant to writing mock classes mocking away mightly using FakeItEasy. I say well done that man! – Binary Worrier Oct 29 '10 at 13:29
  • @Binary Worrier: Nice to hear! Spread the word! – Patrik Hägne Oct 30 '10 at 17:01

RestSharp - .NET REST Client http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1827/restsharp2.png

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    Great inspiring logo! I also loved the idea of "Rest Sharp", which is a musical joke... – Shimmy Weitzhandler Jul 6 '10 at 14:43
  • Yeah I love the idea of using musical symbols in your logo. ;) – jessegavin Jul 7 '10 at 16:37
  • I have been making a lot of WCF REST services at work lately, and while it's possible to add both REST and SOAP endpoints to them, for use from client script or server code, respectively, I keep thinking of how I'd rather somehow call the REST service from the server code and get rid of the SOAP endpoint altogether. Keep it up! – Samuel Meacham Jul 19 '10 at 2:54
  • Definitely catches the eye ... very clever logo – StuartLC Aug 10 '10 at 20:13
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    Nice logo, but the joke is only aimed at an English audience. I think I have a good level of English although it is not my native language, but I did not know that was called a "rest", I thought it was called a "pause". Also, non-musicians may not recognize the rest symbol at all. – nico Sep 8 '10 at 13:56

All-in-one installers and virtual appliances for open source server software http://bitrock.com/so-final.png

  • I think this is underrated. – Dave Van den Eynde Aug 12 '10 at 7:20
  • I've been using it for a while and I like it! – acm Nov 22 '10 at 18:01

Yii framework. PHP. Less noise, more signal.
(source: yiiframework.ru)

  • Goddamn I love the new Yii logo / site. (Well. Not the front page of the site. Everything else is nice, though.) – Rob Howard Dec 19 '10 at 12:48
  • Yii rules , fact – gusnips Dec 20 '10 at 2:15
  • I really love Yii, infact I used it for my 3 years degree thesis. Take a look at my project: github.com/StErMi/htcheck-web-manager – StErMi Dec 20 '10 at 8:11

Join the Gallio/MbUnit Team http://gallio.org/images/GallioAdOnStackOverflow2.png

  • Please decrease the space between the 'd' and the '!' characters. – Ether Aug 24 '10 at 16:53

Click to learn more about Refinery CMS http://refinerycms.com/system/images/0000/0896/refinery-cms.png

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    +1 we could do with more help on Refinery CMS., especially helping with the Rails 3.0 support leading up to the 1.0 release soon – djones Jul 20 '10 at 0:52
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    Agreed, attracting some more experienced rails developers would really help out. – stevenheidel Jul 20 '10 at 1:02
  • Should the call to action to be to "help with development"? Or is the purpose of the ad to get people to "try the demo"? – Andrew Jul 20 '10 at 20:17
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    We feel asking people to contribute to a project they haven't heard of before might be a little bit too much to ask too soon. So we're encouraging people to give the demo a whirl so they get a feel for what it does. – djones Jul 20 '10 at 20:29

Watir, automated testing that doesn’t hurt
(source: zeljkofilipin.com)

  • The original image is at flickr.com/photos/snapr/484776493 – Željko Filipin Jun 14 '10 at 10:47
  • Some kind of description of what Watir is would be helpful. How about "Automated testing that doesn’t hurt", from watir.com? Or something about how testing with Watir is "fluid"? – Christopher Parker Jun 17 '10 at 16:21
  • @Christopher Parker: good idea, I will add Automated testing that doesn’t hurt to the image. Feel free to do it yourself, it will probably take me a day or two. (And I suck at visual design.) – Željko Filipin Jun 17 '10 at 16:45
  • Changed the image. (Used Seashore for creating the image.) – Željko Filipin Jun 17 '10 at 17:54
  • Looks like vote up requires 15 reputation. – Željko Filipin Jun 18 '10 at 10:06

so++: providing access to the StackOverflow API http://files.quickmediasolutions.com/sopp_ad.png

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    so++ is a C++ wrapper for the StackOverflow API. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 13 '10 at 5:43
  • A great project! thanks for posting!!! – Shimmy Weitzhandler Jul 6 '10 at 14:44
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    Why would anyone want to access the StackOverflow API in C++? – delete Sep 6 '10 at 2:01
  • @Kinopiko: This application may answer your question. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Sep 6 '10 at 3:00
  • oh, thank you I see. It looks very convenient. – delete Sep 8 '10 at 15:17

bbsharp - a DOM parsing BBCode implementation written in C#


CakePHP Framework

  • Got my vote! Go Cake! – Stephen Nov 2 '10 at 17:31
  • There is no Cake... – rubenvb Nov 9 '10 at 17:55
  • "This Cake ain't a lie!" :D – deceze Nov 14 '10 at 23:12
  • I Ate It and Its Delicious to have. Go Get It!!! – OM The Eternity Nov 30 '10 at 9:44
  • @Parth: Yeah... so true! – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 1 '10 at 0:28

Soapi.CS makes using the Stack Exchange API as easy as breathing...


Invisible Internet Project
(source: geti2p.net)

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    The name is interesting enough to make me click the link, but then it took 5 clicks before I could figure out what the project was actually trying to do. The home page could be much more friendly. – user148238 Jun 24 '10 at 1:28
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    @user: What is the project trying to do? – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 27 '10 at 16:20
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    @george-edison: I2P aims to provide an anonymization layer on top of the existing Internet to access and host services anonymously(neither the service operator knows who the user is and vice-versa) and securly(all services are end-to-end encrypted). The basic principal is the same as Tor's, but I2P is focusing on the internal network aspect(hidden services in Tor-slang), while Tor focuses more on the outproxy aspect(ie. accessing sites on the normal Internet anonymously). Thus I2P and Tor can be seen as companion projects. @user148238: yeah.. we are working on that ;) – welterde Jun 28 '10 at 9:10
  • This idea (i2p) seems to be really on the right track by overlaying the web. The approach allows the ever-elusive end-to-end encryption withn a delineated userspace and (should allow) anoymous cache-storage manipulation (read freenet, et al). I'm excited to try out this approach. Thanks i2p for some inovative coding. – user148404 Jun 29 '10 at 18:04
  • How does this differ from Tor? – che Jul 12 '10 at 7:49
  • Both projects were started around the same time. Tor and I2P are similar, but Tor is aimed specifically at providing proxying to view regular websites, while I2P focuses more on creating an 'anonymous web'. – Mathiasdm Jul 12 '10 at 9:10
  • As much as I like the photo in the ad... I don't really get the connection with the project. Am I missing something? Also, from a pure graphical point of view, the bevel on "needs you" is a bit "cheesy" IMO. – nico Aug 11 '10 at 15:17
  • Just want to thank you for not using Uncle Sam for another "needs you" poster. :) – Guffa Aug 15 '10 at 12:21
  • Image is broken for me. – Don Kirkby Sep 29 '10 at 21:31
  • feels very crowded. also, too many default filters, background patterns and fonts. 'the rest is fine' – George Profenza Oct 20 '10 at 12:19
  • @Guffa I'd guess the dove sitting on a dove prohibition sign signifies that you're able to circumvent prohibitions and censorship using i2p. – CodesInChaos Dec 2 '10 at 17:59
  • @CodeInChaos: It's not a dove, it's a seagull. – Guffa Dec 3 '10 at 23:17

Does this project even have a dedicated developer any longer?

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    Just so you know, neither of these images meet the "image requirements" listed above so they will not be served up by the ad module. Once they are resized (and the ad meets the minimum voting criteria) they will be picked up. – Robert Cartaino Jul 21 '10 at 15:45
  • @Robert: Can we get rid of this? It's messing up my StackAd Scroller app. (Due to the non-compliance with the guidelines, yet still with 6+ votes.) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Sep 4 '10 at 6:30
  • @Goerge & @Robert I think the image shouldn't be served in first place, SO should help to enforce the image size requirements to be served instead of deleting the post altogether. I'll try to make it fit... – OscarRyz Sep 6 '10 at 18:29
  • @George @Robert, it does meet the criteria now. I don't know if for better or for worse. – OscarRyz Sep 6 '10 at 18:46
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    Looks to me like some part is missing. Should at least be vertically centered. Also, what does this do? The image does not say anything at all about the project. – nico Sep 26 '10 at 10:47
  • Do is an intelligent launcher tool that makes performing common tasks on your computer simple and efficient. Do not only allows you to search for items in your desktop environment (e.g. applications, contacts, bookmarks, files, music), it also allows you to specify actions to perform on search results (e.g. run, open, email, chat, play). – Chii Oct 8 '10 at 8:47
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    Totally confused by this ad, it looks a bit blurry and it also looks like someone forgot to add the point of it in all that lovely whitespace... – Fiona - myaccessible.website Oct 8 '10 at 14:47

Bookvar open source .NET mind mapping tool

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    The coolest .NET Mind Mapping tool! – Deyan Varchev Sep 3 '10 at 13:52

Contribute to OpenLieroX
(source: sourceforge.net)

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    Too long, the background makes no sense (I've never used it before), no catchy phrase, and no logo. Fix that and you'll get my vote – TheLQ Jul 9 '10 at 5:18
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    Yeah, but what is it? – Adam Crossland Jul 9 '10 at 14:45
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    Liero is a game that is totally worth checking out. That said, this ad doesn't do it a lot of justice. – macek Jul 15 '10 at 14:44
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    Yeah! Just a digging worm cannot call more programmers and players. Put 1 more worm and more 2 players with another skin, more weapons shotting and some explosion on a better level. The text would be in a more aggressive font; the text could be and like that: "OpenLieroX: a game with a lot of explosions for worms and brains". You can add piece of code as watermark in some picture part - like little lua commands. – kokbira Jul 17 '10 at 2:39
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    Liero is like Classic Worms on 100 crates of steroids :) – alex Aug 6 '10 at 1:59
  • Fix the controls in this game god damnit!! >:( – Longpoke Aug 24 '10 at 22:28
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    This ad looks like a big penis... sorry, but I calls 'em like I sees 'em. – Nik Reiman Oct 15 '10 at 8:05

Spray - A PHP/MySQL issue tracker http://users.on.net/~a2h/images/sprayad220.png

  • Great looking issue tracking app, +1 – anonymous coward Jul 22 '10 at 6:35
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    No point putting the github URL IMHO, nobody's going to manually copy it from the image, it's barely readable, and it's bad for the heart too :) – Mauricio Scheffer Nov 23 '10 at 15:34
  • Agreed, take off the URL, or at least move it to the bottom of the image - the heart would look better without it. – Benubird Nov 24 '10 at 12:20


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    clean. could've worked just as fine without the HRules – George Profenza Oct 20 '10 at 12:24

NPOI for your Excel needs

  • The original logo works, but this. . . it's really just stretched a bit too much, I'm afraid. – The Bespectacled One Sep 21 '10 at 19:52
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    I just don't think NPOI deserves downvotes. Only upvotes. Try to vote based on what it does and not on what its "supposed" logo looks like. The product and time savings it generates is the point IMHO. :D – Leniel Maccaferri Sep 22 '10 at 3:34
  • There's no original logo. NPOI comes from POI. If you're saying the original logo comes from POI it's a different thing. Take a look at the comments here for more info about the logo: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/31913/… – Leniel Maccaferri Sep 22 '10 at 3:37
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    Well, adding a bit of information to the ad would help explain what NPOI actually does. As it stands, it's a mysterious idea that has something to do with cities and coffee. Is NPOI a cafe? All I'm saying is that more up-front info and a less butchered logo would help tremendously. – The Bespectacled One Sep 22 '10 at 12:59
  • NPOI is a .NET library of reading/writing Excel 2003 file formats (.xls). – user144010 Oct 9 '10 at 5:12
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    Nice improvement with the logo. You have my vote! – The Bespectacled One Oct 11 '10 at 14:06
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    Better than the previous logo but why is it blurred. – DrDro Oct 14 '10 at 14:51
  • It's blurred because the image I got is small so I had to stretch it to complain with the ad image specs. A bigger image is in the making. When I have it, I'll update the ad. – Leniel Maccaferri Oct 14 '10 at 23:57
  • @Leniel ping? :) – badp Oct 18 '10 at 17:07
  • @radp: ping? What do you mean? – Leniel Maccaferri Oct 19 '10 at 1:45
  • You said "A bigger image is in the making. When I have it, I'll update the ad" one month ago... I can't wait to change my downvote to an upvote :) – badp Oct 19 '10 at 7:26
  • Logo looks good, but just an "OFFICE" doesn't really describe what the project does. At least put some "DOC", "XLS", etc. – Mauricio Scheffer Jun 10 '11 at 2:44

Help develop on the free open source game creator! http://www.scirra.com/images/scirra_ad.png

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    Love the design – Tom Sep 10 '10 at 13:02
  • Aw, I need 15 reputation to vote... I need to get more active! – Miha Petelin Sep 10 '10 at 14:15
  • One more vote for it to be in rotation! – Tom Sep 23 '10 at 9:16
  • If it really were free, as in free that I can use it. Then you would get my vote. As of now, it requires me to buy a whole operating system and maybe more. Plus risking my computer to get comprimised by trojans, viruses and more. – Frank Oct 4 '10 at 15:51
  • -- Seems like I can't vote anyway ^.^ - score is not carried over from SO. – Frank Oct 4 '10 at 15:54
  • -- Construct itself is completely free for Windows users. Heck, even you can download the source and play with it on your Mac or Linux environment. The cost of OS doesn't change the fact that Construct is free :) Maybe if there were more programmers interested in Construct, there'd be Linux and Mac ports as well. – Miha Petelin Oct 10 '10 at 9:08
  • This sounded interesting to me, but when I went to the site, I wasn't able to find any information about exactly why programmers are wanted. Surely you want contributions of some nature? I can't help out if I don't know what you want :/ – Mark Rushakoff Oct 16 '10 at 2:39
  • @Frank, what the devil are you on about? I can't run any of the other free programs listed here, because, heck, I need to buy a new computer to run linux! – Tom Oct 18 '10 at 15:12
  • Text is barely readable, it seems this was a victim of a bad image scaling. Also, "open-source game creator" should be much bigger and centered vertically. – Mauricio Scheffer Jun 10 '11 at 2:42

7Basic Compiler

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    I'd remove the "Great!" bit – Mauricio Scheffer Sep 23 '10 at 14:58
  • Hmm, I would join that project if there was a little bit more info about it. I would +vote if I could too. – Frank Oct 9 '10 at 20:07
  • Wohoo, I can vote now ;) – Frank Oct 16 '10 at 2:47
  • One thing tough, you should probably add some roadmap or specification to the project. Right now there is very little info on what the exact goal of the project is. – Frank Oct 16 '10 at 2:54
  • @Frank: Well, the goal is to create a platform-neutral compiler that can generate 32 bit ELF and Win32 PE executable files given a 7Basic source file. So far, the project can generate NASM assembly language for Linux. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 17 '10 at 3:48
  • Currently there is no GUI support, but it is a far-off goal for the project. Currently the language has variable declarations, arithmetic operations, string operations, assignments, comparisons, conditional statements, loops, and built-in IO functions. Enough for some simple demos :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 17 '10 at 3:49

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