Ice is a modern alternative to object middleware such as CORBA or COM/DCOM/COM+. It is easy to learn, yet provides a powerful network infrastructure for demanding technical applications. It features an object-oriented specification language, easy to use C++ and Java mappings, a highly efficient protocol (including protocol compression), asynchronous method invocation and dispatch, dynamic transport plug-ins, TCP/IP and UDP/IP support, SSL-based security, a firewall solution, and much more.
P::Classes is a portable, high performance C++ application framework which provides many classes needed for real-world application development, emphasing on ease of use, size and stability. Its current highlights are a typesafe and threadsafe signal/slot mechanism, an I/O system including a plugin-based architecture for network-protocol transparent I/O, a plugin-based application message logging framework, classes and driver-plugins to access SQL databases, a message digest library, and classes for configuration management.
The PEAK library tries to achieve high performance in combining multi-threading with an efficient I/O event model. You can write event-based applications that use massive sockets I/O, timers, and signals. Its underlying I/O multiplexing engine supports kqueue(2) (FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Mac OS X), epoll(2) (Linux 2.6), and /dev/poll (Solaris). It provides support for optimized memory allocations, basic database primitives, and synchronization.
RHQ is a management platform for everything from the OS level load and network metrics through common databases to application servers and projects. The system includes support for monitoring and/or managing Apache httpd, Apache Tomcat, JBoss Application Server, PostgreSQL, and other popular open source projects. It is built on the powerful RHQ plugin model that allows for the quick development of support for new projects. It supports inventory auto-discovery, rich monitoring and alerting, operational control, configuration management, content deployment, log tracking, and full history and auditing. It supports fine-grained security and rich group management.