ADODB is a set of advanced PHP database abstraction classes. It supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, Interbase/Firebird, Informix, Sybase SQL Anywhere, Oracle, MS SQL 7 and 2000, SAP DB, Sybase, DB2, FrontBase, Foxpro, Access, Netezza, LDAP, ODBTP, ADO, and generic ODBC. A metatype system is built in, making it possible to figure out that types such as CHAR, TEXT, and STRING are equivalent in different databases. It also features portable database creation, database-backed session support (with encryption), SQL performance monitoring, and database health checks.
ActiveDBLib is a PHP class to access MySQL or other databases by using various database abstraction libraries. Its primary intention is to hide the differences between the different abstraction libraries, and to provide standard methods for the database connection, query, and result operations. It currently supports the ADODB, PEAR:DB, and Metabase libraries. This way, not only a project can be database independent, but also be database abstraction library independent.
The ActiveLink PHP XML Package provides the means to parse, read, modify, and output XML and XML documents easily without using PHP's XML or domXML libraries. The included classes are XML, XMLDocument, XMLRPCClient, XMLBranch, XMLLeaf, RSS, Tag, Tree, Branch, Leaf, File, Socket, and HTTPClient.
activeMailLib is a PHP class that can validate email addresses and send MIME email messages using the PHP mail() function. It can generate text or HTML email messages with user-defined headers, body parts, and character encoding. File parts can also be attached to the messages. The class can also perform email address validation based on a regular expression. It can optionally check the addresses with the destination SMTP server using the PHP getmxrr() function on Unix-like systems.
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.
Akelos is an MVC framework for PHP that tries to bring the magic of Ruby on Rails to the PHP world. Akelos based applications can run on most shared hosting service providers since Akelos only requires a standard PHP installation on the server. Akelos is designed to make developers lives simpler by solving complex problems with unusual speed and productivity. Favoring "convention over configuration" leads to the creation of uniform and simpler-to-understand code.