TbsSQL is a small wrapper class for working with SQL databases within PHP scripts. It has few methods and two properties and it’s only one file per database for installation. Its most interesting feature is that it can protect and format values before merging them into the SQL statement. It has a cache feature, a trace mode, a debug console, and it can return data as arrays, standard objects, specific class objects, or clone objects. It can also delete PHP connection variables after making the connection.
PersistClass provides access to relational databases for PHP. It attempts to focus on simplicity and convenience by eliminating the need for boilerplate, meaningless code. It can establish database connections (MySQL, Oracle, etc.), execute SQL queries, parse query results, provide convenience methods (read a single row or value, etc.), escape data (against SQL injection, HTML escaping for outputs), handle transactions, and provide strict error handling and object persistence (storing and retrieving PHP objects in db tables).
SDLbits is a very lightweight SDL wrapper for Java. This library was designed to be very small and simple. It does not use Swig, but goes directly from "native" Java definitions to the sdlbits C wrapper library to SDL or OpenGL (in C). All symbols are exposed as they would be in C, except the "SDL_" prefix has been removed, since all names are inside the SDL class. The SDL structures from C are translated to very simple Java classes, such as SDL.VideoInfo. Most fields are exposed as read-only "get" methods, but "set" methods for writable members are supported as well. These classes simply interface to the actual C data with a ByteBuffer "pointer".
Multicrush is a wrapper around pngcrush that distributes the work of brute-force compressing a single image over several pngcrush processes. This gets you a slightly less than a linear speedup, caused by different compression methods having slightly different durations. For example, the author has measured a speedup of 1.92 on a 2-core Intel T5300, and 3.86 on a 4-core Intel Q6600. The only requirements are a copy of pngcrush and at least Python 2.4. If you have version 2.6 or higher, multicrush can automatically detect how many CPUs to use.
Libfairydust is a small wrapper library intended for use with GPU clusters that 'hijacks' CUDA and OpenCL calls. It can be used to 're-route' calls to a certain GPU, so a process requesting GPU#0 might end up running on GPU#4 without knowing (or caring) about it. This works completely transparently and does not need any sort of 'cooperation' from the application, changes to code, or relinking.