Open Source Development Tools for Healthcare

PatEx is a big fan of open source technology.  Fortunately, we have had a great deal of experience using of these technologies in software delivery and development.  Here are some of our favorites for a healthcare-based application.

Eclipse is an open-source community that develops open platforms and products. The community says its projects "are focused on building an open development platform consisting of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle."  The IDE (Integrated Development Environment) used for all Java, HTML, XHTML, and Java Script.  Eclipse with the MyEclipse plug-in for CSS development.

Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after the command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system distributed under an open source license. Developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS).

TRAC is an open source, web-based project management and bug-tracking tool. The program is inspired by CVSTrac, and was originally named svntrac due to its ability to interface with Subversion.

Ubuntu Linux is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment.