AxKit is a mod_perl-based XML Application Server for Apache. Employing a rich set of standards-compliant techniques as well as extensible scripting options, AxKit provides on-the-fly conversion from XML to a variety of other formats including HTML, WAP, and plain text. AxKit's notable technical features include the introduction of XPathScript, a powerful, Perl-based transformation language, built-in support for XSLT, "smart" caching, and the easy creation of dynamic XML documents.
Babelj is a language server for Java. It allows programs written in practically any language to fully interact with Java. Client libraries currently exist for PHP3 and Java. Babelj can be used as an out of the box bridge between PHP and Java and adding support for new languages is a snap as well.
Batik is a Java-based toolkit for applications that want to use images in the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format for various purposes, such as viewing, generation, or manipulation. It gives developers a set of core modules (parsers, generators, DOM implementation) which can be used together or individually, and be highly extensible. It comes with a full-fledged SVG viewer.
The bdist program allows its user to build a distribution file in the standard form of: projectname-majorversion.minorversion.microversion.tgz, that contains all of the relevant files in a programming project. It has a regular expression that it uses to guess at the correct files, so in most cases the distribution file may be built simply by invoking the command with no arguments.
BeeCrypt is an ongoing project to provide strong and fast cryptography in the form of a toolkit usable by commercial and open source projects. Included in the library are entropy sources, random generators, block ciphers, hash functions, message authentication codes, multiprecision integer routines, and public key primitives.
BFBTester is good for doing quick, proactive security checks of binary programs. BFBTester will perform checks of single and multiple argument command line overflows and environment variable overflows. It can also watch for tempfile creation activity to alert the user of any programs using unsafe tempfile names.
bigFORTH is a native code Forth. It was originally developed on the Atari ST for the Motorola 68k processor and was recently ported to Intel 386, running under a DOS extender (GO32). bigFORTH is available for Linux and Windows 95/98/NT in pre-beta-test. This version is available under GPL. The most striking new feature is the graphical user interface MINOS and the form editor Theseus. MINOS is a graphic user interface (GUI) for X, written for bigFORTH-Linux and bigFORTH-Win32. It includes a rapid GUI developement editor (Theseus).