STMX is a high-performance Common Lisp library for composable Software Transactional Memory (STM), a concurrency control mechanism aimed at making concurrent programming easier to write and understand. Instead of traditional lock-based programming, one programs with atomic memory transactions: if a memory transaction returns normally it is committed. If it signals an error, it is rolled back. Transactions can safely run in parallel in different threads, are re-executed from the beginning in case of conflicts or if consistent reads cannot be guaranteed, and effects of a transaction are not visible from other threads until committed. This gives freedom from deadlocks, automatic rollback on failure, and aims to resolve the tension between granularity and concurrency.
Steel Bank Common Lisp is a development environment for Common Lisp, with excellent support for the ANSI standard: garbage collection, lexical closures, powerful macros, strong dynamic typing, incremental compilation, and the famous Common Lisp Object System (multimethods and all). It also includes many extensions, such as native threads, socket support, a statistical profiler, programmable streams, and more. These are all available through an integrated, interactive native compiler which feels like an interpreter. SBCL is unique in being a multiplatform native compiler which bootstraps itself completely from source, using a C compiler and any other ANSI Common Lisp implementation.
Design Center is a Web application that allows users to change the colour of different layers in a photo. In a photo of a bedroom, there could be layers for the walls, the ceiling, and for the floor. The application lets users change the colour of each and see how a new paint job would look. If used on a furniture store's Web site, different layers could be used for beds, chairs, lampshades, etc. to allow customisation by users.
Paragent is a Web-based tool for IT administrators that provides a unified service for hardware and software inventory, alerting, remote desktop, and help desk functions. It delivers these tools in an easy-to-use interface, with one-click access and site-wide built-in advanced search capabilities. It is a combination of applications, including Lisp-based servers collecting data, C++ agents on the client machines, and Java tools for the remote desktop component. Paragent runs on Linux servers and supports Windows clients.
Lisp Blosxom is a port of the Perl Blosxom blogging engine to ANSI Common Lisp. Its goals are extensibility and speed. It's a filesystem-based blogging engine, which means that blog entries are just flat files on disk, although plugins can be written to extend or replace this behavior. The first line in the file is the title, while the remainder is the text of the body. Entry dates are taken directly from the filesystem's modification date for each entry. Furthermore, the structure of the blog is taken directly from the hierarchy of directories and files on disk.