The PHP world has been somewhat boring for me lately. That’s why I found it necessary to post about two PHP projects that recently caught my attention. I’m hoping to find some excuse to use them.
The first is Elgg – The Open Source Social Networking Engine (http://www.elgg.org/index.php). The base framework provides a social networking site, but the power lies within its API through actions, hooks, events, and web services. These tools can power not just your base site, but client apps for your site (think Facebook Connect type stuff). Pretty cool.
The second project, Neural Mesh (http://neuralmesh.com/) is a bit more esoteric in that it provides a PHP/MySQL framework to build neural networks. It provides an administrative panel for building networks and training, and an API to do the same through remote calls. There are demos within the site, give them a try!