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  • ormolu

    A formatter for Haskell source code

  • ghcid

    Very low feature GHCi based IDE

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • pandoc

    Universal markup converter

  • xmonad

    The core of xmonad, a small but functional ICCCM-compliant tiling window manager

  • xmonad-contrib

    Contributed modules for xmonad

  • swarm

    Resource gathering + programming game

    Always happy to welcome contributors to (see and issues tagged "low-hanging fruit" ). The needed level of expertise varies a lot from module to module, but there's a good deal that should be accessible to someone with a year of Haskell experience.

  • hledger

    A reliable, user-friendly Plain Text Accounting tool with command line, terminal and web interfaces.

    +1 to that. If you're into accounting:,

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

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