Sunday, October 11, 2009

Open Source, Java Script and PHP

I am fond of reading about new technologies and happenings in the software development world.
I am sharing about the new things I find on the web now and then...

Open Source:

Open Source is the buzz-word today ! Even Microsoft is going the "Open Source" way.
Microsoft has introduced full support for PHP in its Web Server Product called IIS. MS now help you install and configure PHP in your IIS by its Web Platform Installer.

Microsoft is promoting Open Source community and products on its site also.
Check out these Ope Source projects in PHP and Dot Net on Microsoft website.

Microsoft has earlier included JQuery (a open source Java Script Framework/ library)

In Dot net platform Open Source projects are increasing day by day.
Here are few Open Source projects developed in Dot Net platform:

Java Script

Java Script is really exciting, but was not earlier when there were no Java Script frameworks available out there.
JQuery has increased lot of interest of programers in JS.

Few useful JS frameworks, libraries and toolkits I have recently found are listed below:

I checked, its really awesome.

  • Check out this Java Script Tooltip Library that provides you very easy methods to bring up fully customizable tool-tips for any HTML element.

  • I found a good JS code snippet to show Client Side Time in the browser. Check it out here


  • Have you ever required to read from EXcel, PDF, HTML and other Data Sources in PHP ?
Try out this PHPExcel library for reading and writing data from Excel and otehr data files. You can create Excel2007 documents in PHP.
Check out all features here.

Will be righting again soon.