Libgda is a (relatively small) database access library. It provides a wrapper like ODBC but with more features for accessing several database engines, a general data model for use with CSV or XML files, a metadata extractor that retrieves information about database objects in a common way, and a SQL console application (like mysql, psql or sqlite3 consoles).
Epris is a D-Bus service and command line client to listen to music. Unlike xmms2 or mpd, it uses GStreamer and D-Bus. It supports all formats supported by GStreamer, and can play both video and audio. It supports gap-less playback thanks to playbin2. It has an extensible command line interface, a small memory footprint, automatic deactivation, and an easy D-Bus interface for other UIs.
gtkaml is an XML syntax and parser that extends the Vala.Parser and transforms all your tags into a valid Gtk+ UI class. It features a casual XML syntax for describing the way Gtk widgets are laid out in a (new) custom widget you're creating. Code "islands" (written in Vala) are used for widget signal handling and other methods/signals/properties that you're introducing. It doesn't depend on an external library at run-time, and it is much more readable than the usual UI boilerplate.