CodeIgniter – Open source PHP web application framework

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 6:19

CodeIgniter is a powerful, high-performance, open-source PHP framework that helps you author PHP applications rapidly. CodeIgniter is known for having a light footprint, there by reducing your server’s work.

CodeIgniter has an exciting online manual, a couple of helpful video tutorials and an active user forum.


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Open Source Project Management & Invoicing Web Application – ArgentumInvoice

Monday, April 5, 2010 3:50
Posted in category Open Source, web tools

ArgentumInvoice is an open source web application for managing projects easily and billing the time worked accordingly.

It enables you to define clients, create projects and add tickets (things to be done) for that project.

The time worked for a ticket can be calculated with the help of a live timer or mentioned manually. Also, it is possible to create timesheets for every user.


At any point of the projects, ArgentumInvoice can create PDF invoices, e-mail them to clients and track invoice due dates + payment statuses. Read the rest of this entry »

Great open source Social Network software for Building Your Own Social Network Websites

Sunday, April 4, 2010 5:56
Posted in category cms, Open Source

Building a social network isn’t an easy task, let alone a successful one. As developers our job is to create, build, and bring to life the gears and functions of a social network. When it comes to marketing, well that’s a different department in most cases. We build then later deploy, and in order to develop a highly efficient and functional social network we’ll need to use a few tools.

BuddyPress – WordPress Social Network Software


BuddyPress is the social network platform version of WordPress. As you can guess WordPress is one of the most popular CMS’s available due to its quality, same goes for BuddyPress, this is one of the most widely used platforms. It’s absolutely free, allows you to fully customize your social network, and offer your users a unique experience through the use of features such as friend connections, extended profiles, discussion forums, private messaging, and powerful plugins. Read the rest of this entry »

Open source php framework, light, secure and higher learning curve – Zend

Friday, April 2, 2010 8:54

Zend framework is an extremely powerful framework with a slightly higher learning curve. Developed by Zend Technologies, Zend Framework is licensed under the New BSD license. It is along the same lines as CodeIgniter and CakePHP.

Extending the art & spirit of PHP, Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications & web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!.


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Kohana – Swift, Secure, Lightweight, and Easy to Use PHP Framework

Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:58
Posted in category Development, Framework, php

Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. Kohana is a fork of CodeIgniter intended to work only with PHP 5. Kohana is completely community driven. What makes Kohana favored by many developer is it’s super lightweight, it has no dependencies on PECL extensions or PEAR libraries. Large, monolithic libraries are avoided in favor of optimized solutions.


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Open Source task and list manager Manager: PlanCake

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:54
Posted in category Development, Open Source

PlanCake is an open source task and list manager which can be downloaded/installed to a custom location or used from plancake.com for free.

The application is fully Ajaxed, tasks can be re-ordered with drag’n drops and keyboard shortcuts are supported which all make the usage faster.

It is possible to create tasks with due dates (or not) and PlanCake can display your to-do-list inside a calendar. Or, you can reach them from the lists they are bound to and the tags they were marked with.


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