When you are looking for collaboration tools, these are good ones
Basecamp – manage projects. They said Basecamp is the top choice for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses, and groups inside big organizations.
campfire – work in real time
backpack – share internally
highrise – manage contacts
They all make make collaboration productive and enjoyable for people every day.
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Others are Tada List which helps one do the following:
You can use Ta-da List to keep track of…
Thank you notes to write
Restaurants to check out
Household chores for your spouse
Cities you want to visit
Agenda for the weekly meeting
Famous quotes you don’t want to forget
Things to pack for your trip
People to invite to the party
Points to discuss on the conference call
IOUs and bets with your friends
…and a whole lot more…
Ruby on Rails is also a very good one. It is open source . This is what Tim has to say about it.
“Ruby on Rails is a breakthrough in lowering the barriers of entry to programming.
Powerful web applications that formerly might have taken weeks or months
to develop can be produced in a matter of days.” -Tim O’Reilly, Founder of O’Reilly Media
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