SaaS: Software as a Service eg: CRM, Email, Collaboration, ERP, CMS etc
PaaS: Platform as a Service eg: Web, App Development, Decision Support, Video Streaming etc
IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service eg: Caching, Networking, Security, Technical, System Management etc
Exciting news for Developers and thanks to ripienaar creating a Git repo called free-for-dev.
The repo is a not a App/Code/Site info, but a list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers/offers of interest to devops and infradev
Choose your freebies and open source interests and try it.
Explore the latest technology built by developers and Open Source authors and try their services offering free tiers.
Some of my favorites:
- Source Code Repos
- Tools for teams & Collaboration
- Code Quality
- Code Search and Browsing
- Management Systems
- CDN and Protection
- Web Hosting
- Storage and Media Processing
- Data Visualization on Maps
- Analytics, Events and Statistics
- International Mobile number verification API and SDK
- Payment / Billing Integration
- Data mining
Code Search and Browsing
https://sourcegraph.com/ – Java, Go, Python, Node.js, etc., code search/cross-references – free for open source
https://searchcode.com/ – comprehensive text-based code search – free for open source
Security and PKI
http://vaddy.net – Continuous web security testing with continuous integration (CI) tools. 3 domains, 10 scan history for free
https://www.globalsign.com/en/ssl/ssl-open-source/ – Free SSL certs for Open Source projects
https://parse.com – Unlimited free analytics
https://www.algolia.com – Hosted search-as-you-type (instant). Free hacker plan up to 1,000 documents and 50,000 operations. Bigger free plans available for community/open source projects.
https://swiftype.com – hosted search solution (API and crawler). Free for a single search engine with up to 1000 documents. Free upgrade to Premium level for open-source projects.
http://mailchimp.com/ – 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month are free
https://sendloop.com/ – 2,000 subscribers and 10,000 email delivery every month is free
http://sendgrid.com/ – 400 emails per day for free/25,000 free transactional emails per month for emails sent from a Google compute instance
CDN and Protection
http://www.cloudflare.com/ – Basic service is free, good for a blog
http://www.bootstrapcdn.com/ – CDN for bootstrap, bootswatch and font awesome
http://www.jsdelivr.com/ – A free super-fast CDN for developers and webmasters
https://toranproxy.com/ – Proxy for Packagist and GitHub. Never fail CD. Free for personal use, 1 developer, no support.
For more info: https://github.com/ripienaar/free-for-dev