4Suite is a Python-based toolkit for XML and RDF application development. It features a library of integrated tools for XML processing, implementing open technologies such as DOM, RDF, XSLT, XInclude, XPointer, XLink, XPath, XUpdate, RELAX NG, and XML/SGML Catalogs. Layered upon this is an XML and RDF data repository and server, which supports multiple methods of data access, query, indexing, transformation, rich linking, and rule processing, and provides the data infrastructure of a full database system, including transactions, concurrency, access control, and management tools. It also supports HTTP, RPC, SOAP, and FTP, plus APIs in Python and XSLT.
The Apache JMeter is a 100% pure Java desktop application designed for performance and load testing of servers. It was primarily designed for Web/HTTP testing but it has been expanded to include support for a variety of testing modules. It ships with modules for HTTP and SQL databases (using JDBC). It may be used to test server performance both on static and dynamic resources, to simulate a heavy load on a server or network to test its strength, or to analyse overall performance under different load types. It also provides pluggable interfaces for customizing data visualization, test synchronization, and the construction and execution of tests.
When building server side applications for the Web, independently of the language used (Java, PHP, Perl, etc), a lot of time is spent writing embedded HTML code and dealing with the fact that HTTP is a stateless protocol. SPFC allows you to write HTML forms like you write a Java GUI.
auth_ldap is an LDAP authentication module for the Apache Web server. Auth_ldap has excellent performance, due to its use of aggressive client-side caching algorithms. It also has support for LDAP over SS or TLSL. It also features a mode that lets Microsoft Frontpage clients manage their Web permissions while still using LDAP for authentication.
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.
Xindice is an open source Native XML Database. It stores and indexes compressed XML documents in order to provide that data to a client application with very little server-side processing overhead. It also provides functionality that is unique to XML data, which can't easily be reproduced by relational databases.