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Nix has a vast ecosystem, struggling to find the current best practice for a specific task is a common complaint from new Nix users. This list attempts to answer those questions.


Developer tools for working with Nix projects.


  • statix - Lints and suggestions for the Nix programming language
  • deadnix - Scan Nix files for dead code

Code Formatting

Editor Integration

  • nil - NIx Language server, an incremental analysis assistent for writing in Nix
  • tree-sitter-nix - Nix grammar for tree-sitter

Language and Frameworks

Developer tools for working with other language and frameworks.


  • rust-overlay - Pure and reproducible nix overlay of binary distributed rust toolchains