PyreRing is a test runner that executes scripts intended to act as individual test cases. By removing the administrative burden that often surrounds testing, the test author can focus on writing meaningful, direct, and useful test cases. As long as you wrap your test cases with a Unix shell or scripted language wrapper, it will be executed. It allows you to set a timeout value, send reports to email addresses, automatically organize your test cases with filesystem directories or suite files that you define, create automatic suites based on a predefined block in your test scripts, and capture standard out and standard error into a comprehensive log.
CTL is a cross-platform control dispatching tool that makes it easy to automate any kind of distributed systems management or application provisioning task. Rather than writing complex and error-prone scripts that over utilize "for loops", CTL handles the network dispatching for you and allows you to focus on the actual management tasks you need to accomplish. In addition to being a dispatching tool, CTL comes with pre-built cross-platform utilities so you don't have to script actions like file distribution or process and port checking. You can also write your own custom utilities and share them with others in your organization. Custom utilities are defined in XML, and your scripting can be done in multiple scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.), *nix shell, Windows batch, and/or Ant.
JCatapult is a development platform written in Java. Built for modularization, JCatapult allows developers to build modules such as a blog, content-management system, wiki, or any other reusable set of features and use them across multiple applications. Built on top of open source technologies, JCatapult is a robust and scalable platform. However, it is also agile and lightweight because it uses a convention over configuration approach.
libapache2-mod-scramble-ip is an Apache 2 module that works like mod_removeip, but instead of just overwriting the IP address with 127.0.0.1, it encrypts the IP address. This way you always get an IP address to work with (in scripts, etc.) and have the ability to use tools like awstats to analyze your logs. It's in alpha status, but working on some Apache 2 servers, and the 'cost' (load) should be small and reasonable.
Keyczar is a cryptographic toolkit designed to make it easier and safer for developers to use cryptography in their applications. It supports authentication and encryption with both symmetric and asymmetric keys. Cryptography is easy to get wrong. Developers can choose improper cipher modes, use obsolete algorithms, compose primitives in an unsafe manner, or fail to anticipate the need for key rotation. Keyczar abstracts some of these details by choosing safe defaults, automatically tagging outputs with key version information, and providing a simple programming interface.