The goal of the Standard PHP Library-or SPL, in brief-is to provide a standard library of interfaces which allows developers to take full advantage of object-oriented programming in PHP 5. Therefore in this article we have collected 8 of the best PHP Libraries which will assist and help developers to simplify their work and serve their development tasks.
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1. Whoops : Library for Better PHP Error Reporting
Whoops is a PHP library for handling errors and debugging them much easily. The library provides stack-based error handling with a good-looking error interface. It has a simple API for dealing with exceptions, trace frames + their data and can integrate with any framework (ready-to-use integrations exist for end and Silex).
phpFastCache is an open source PHP caching library that comes as asingle-file and can be integrated so quickly. It has support for multiple caching methods (apc, memcache, memcached, wincache, files, pdo and mpdo), the period of caching can be defined and has a very simplified API.
3. Eden : A Feature Rich PHP Library
Eden is an open source and free PHP library for developing fast. It includes lots of components for auto-loading, event driven, file systems, caching, templating, i18n, databases, web services, payment gateways, shipping and cloud technologies. To give a better opinion, it has ready-to-use functions for working with Google services (Youtube, Drive, Contacts, Analytics, Checkout, Maps), Facebok, Twitter, Tumblr, PayPal, Authorize.net, FedEx, UPS, Amazon + Rackspace Clouds and much more.
4. Php Error
PHP Error is an open source PHP library for converting the standard PHP error messages -that are usually faced during the development process- into better ones. It integrates tightly into any PHP environment (works on all cases, only in development environment, only in some projects, etc.) and displays the errors with syntax highlighting.
Detector is an open source PHP library for detecting many things about the browsing environment of a user. It can get the browser used and browser’s HTML5-CSS3 capabilities, analyze whether it is mobile, tablet, desktop or a spider and other stuff like color depth, viewport dimensions, cookie support, etc. The library can automatically adapt itself to new browsers, versions and devices using the unique user-agent string of each browser.
Opauth is an open source PHP library that removes the inconsistencies between providers and offers a standardized method for dealing with them. Currently, 3 providers are almost plug ‘n’ play: Google, Twitter + Facebook and there are more to come. Also, there is support for dealing with any other Opauth provider.
pChart is a PHP class oriented framework designed to create aliased charts. Most of todays chart libraries have a cost, pChart is intended to be free. Data can be retrieved from SQL queries, CSV files, or manually provided. Focus has been put on rendering quality introducing an aliasing algorithm to draw eye candy graphics. This project is still under development and new features or fix are made every week.
8. Php Thumb
phpThumb is a PHP library that handles all the hard work on creating thumbnails with only few lines of code. It accepts any source types for images (from the filesystem, URL or database) and all popular image formats. Images can be rotated, cropped, watermarked, their quality can be defined and there is even a built-in caching to minimize the server load.