The adventure PHP framework (APF) is a utility to implement object oriented and generic PHP Web applications. It allows the developer to create programs in compliance with approved software design patterns, and the code base already has answers to many everyday problems. The framework cannot be described as an application that only has to be configured, but rather as a technical basis and design guide for the design of software. Further, it introduced many concepts and efficiency tools already well known in the Java community.
This package can be used to implement aspect oriented programming (AOP) by executing the code of classes that enable orthogonal aspects at run- time. The intention is to provide a means to implement orthogonal aspects in separate classes that may be an interesting add to the application, like logging, caching, transaction control, etc., without affecting the main business logic. The package provides base classes for implementing defining point cuts where the code of an advice class is called to implement actions of the orthogonal aspects that an application may need to enable.
DBLIB is a PHP library to create WWW interfaces to databases. Its main aim is to support creating interfaces for site administrators, but it can be used as well to create public end-user interfaces. It features over 15 widget types (text, numbers, datetime, password, reference to another table, etc.), automatic data conversion and escaping, automatic input checking in all fields, an abstract data layer that supports several SQL databases, LDAP, and text/dbm files. DBLIB is not a low-level database manager like PHPMyAdmin.
DbSimple is a database abstraction library which provides an extremely laconic and handy interface for practical usage in PHP 4/5 scripts. Its usage is much easier than most of other popular abstraction libraries (like ADODB, PEAR DB, and PDO). "Query execution" and "result fetching" operations are joined thogether and complemented by powerful placeholder support (including list-based placeholders) and various fetching modes. The library supports a unique and very convenient method to build dynamic SQL queries (conditional macro-blocks).