Software alternatives

Here's a small list of programs which I use as alternatives to classic UNIX-related tools. Lesser-known first to keep the list interesting:

I encourage you to compare the listed softwares with their more classic alternatives in terms of documentation, contribution guides and CI/CD practices.


Most of the software that powers our devices runs on C, C++ and Java. I do not mean to criticise those languages, as they were (and still are) a great improvement for the programming community, opening new and exciting paths to better software. However, during the last 2 decades, new languages have emerged, fulfilling the need for: