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Useful open source

Here are a few open source projects I stumbled on recently that I thought might be useful. I’ve been trying out ThinkUp because it might be useful to me in a way that was not intended by design. Rather than a reporting engine, it could be a stand-alone tool for pulling social data to be re-used on another Web site.

HybridAuth, Open Source Social Sign On PHP Library

HybridAuth enable developers to easily build social applications to engage websites vistors and customers on a social level by implementing social signin, social sharing, users profiles, friends list, activities stream, status updates and more.

ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Platform

With ThinkUp you’ll get the detailed insights you need to learn what’s working, and what you can do even better.

howler.js – Modern Web Audio Javascript Library – GoldFire Studios

Browsers have come a long way over the years, and we are now able to achieve amazing results using all of the great new technologies often referred to as HTML5. However, generally speaking, audio still sucks.  So, we decided to create our own library and open source it. This library works great for games, but it can work just as well for any other audio-related web app.

PieCrust — A static website generator and lightweight CMS.

PieCrust is a static website generator and lightweight CMS that’s all managed with text files. No complex setup, databases, or administrative panels. Simple, beautiful, and yummy.

Laravel – A Clean & Classy PHP Framework

Laravel is a clean and classy framework for PHP web development. Freeing you from
spaghetti code, Laravel helps you create wonderful applications using simple, expressive
syntax. Development should be a creative experience that you enjoy, not something that is
painful. Enjoy the fresh air.