Weblog of Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

Here is list of PHP/Javascript Projects that I have been either using, keeping in track of or got to know recently. Doesn't matter if you are new to PHP or an expert in PHP, its a worthier try if you haven't got hold of them yet.


Even though PHP's mail() function has been the No.1 choice for me to send an email, but PHPMailer is the ideal choice when I have to attach a file or send an email through a SMTP server with authentication.

php user class

This is a new addition to my list of classes. I haven't played around it yet, but php user class seems to be a cool class to manipulate users (login, logout, register, etc.) in web applications.

Magpie RSS

Magpie RSS can be used to parse RSS feeds.

htmlSQL class

This is one of the classes I came across recently. Its really cool. Using the htmlSQL class we can access HTML values by an SQL like syntax. Amazing ha? :)[Smile]


Smarty has always been my choice for a Template Engine.


BBcode is the best way to allow users to add bit of spice to their posts in forums, blogs etc. As a developer converting the BBcode to HTML can be bit of a tough job but StringParser_BBcode can do that for you.


easyFormProc is a class that I developed that will create and handle all the process of the elements in a form. The processes include form posting, validation and retrieving the posted values. I have added few common validation functions. Custom functions can also be added.


jQuery is a JavaScript Library that simplifies the way we write JavaScript. Handling events, performing animations, and adding Ajax interactions to web pages never been easier. This is a new addition to my list and I'm loving each an every moment of it.


tinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor. It is a real life saver when it comes to developing CMS Applications that requires average users to update content.

These OpenSource projects really help a great deal in our developments. Specially when it comes to PHP, there will be always a solution already written by someone for our problem. So no need to re-invent the wheel. I would like to hear from you on PHP/Javascript projects that you have used/tried/heard during your development so it allows us to share what we know [Wink]

Posted on 7th March 2008 12:06:13