The Standard Portable Library (SPL) is a smart pointer based, cross platform application framework. It is intended to be used instead of STL, and has an API that should be familiar to .NET and Java programmers. It includes basic types such as Date and DateTime, runtime pointer debugging, collection templates, file I/O, networking, database access, threading, and XML parsing.
GetData is a library that provides an API to interface with dirfile databases. The dirfile database format is designed to provide a fast, scalable format for storing and reading binary, synchronously-sampled, time-ordered data. GetData was originally written for the BOOMERanG and BLAST experiments as a data format suitable for use for both quick-look and data reduction. It is now used by many other cosmological and astrophysical experiments including ACT, Planck, Spider, Keck, as well as other projects.