When writing Cyca for the nth time, I decided that I wanted to focus on aesthetics and features instead writing my own code as I’ve always did. It doesn’t mean I’ve written nothing for Cyca, it just mean I chosed to rely on existing, well-known libraries.
Besides, it’s the Open-source philosophy. Not reinventing the wheel, reuse code.
I wanted to dedicate a page to these libraries.
Smarty – Smarty is a template engine. One of the oldest, but still in use and well supported. I use it in almost all my projects.
PHPMailer – Once again, probably one of the oldest but still active mailer libraries. And once again, I use it everywhere.
RedBean – The Object Relationship Management. Clever, powerful, easy to use, the best I’ve ever used.
Parsedown – This library changed my life, by allowing me to easily send mails as both HTML and raw text. I later have found other usages for it as I really love it.
ConsoleKit – One thing I liked with CakePHP was how it enables custom shells. I found ConsoleKit to be even better at this.
SimplePie – It may be old, and not updated since last year, but all the good stuff Cyca has to offer in feeds management is due to it.
Assetic – I’ve always been a big fan of munee, but I have to say that Assetic is a lot more powerful. I don’t think I can use something else anymore.
Font-awesome – Do I need to say something about it ?
jQuery/jQuery-ui – Same question
Normalize.css – The mother of all stylesheets. Maybe the whole world is relying on it.
Ink – The best CSS framework I’ve ever used to make responsive and compatible HTML emails
Chosen – How can we live without it ? This component transforms your
emojione – At least, something free and open-source, nicely shaped, well-documented to put standardized emoticons everywhere, just like when MSN Messenger was alive.
Big kudos to all of them. They did an tremendous job and deserve high consideration. I would like to thank all of them for their hard work. Thank you !