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VidoopCAPTCHA is a free verification solution that works image-based which is unusual compared to the widely-used text-based ones.

It aims to be a more user-friendly solution as text-based captchas can sometimes be so hard to read for humans besides bots.

Image Based Captcha

VidoopCaptcha is a hosted service & have plugins for WordPress, Ruby on Rails, and Drupal. Also, there are libraries for programming languages such as PHP, Python, and .NET.

It offers some customization options like category, number of grid squares, color & grid size. For a demo of this security resource, click here.

myTinyTodo is a free to-do-list application with a very simple & clean interface.

The application is built with PHP & uses MySQL or SQLite for storing data

Free Ajax To-Do-List

It has very nice features like:

  • adding notes to tasks
  • tags (and tag cloud)
  • due dates (input format: y-m-d, m/d/y, d.m.y, m/d, d.m)
  • priority (-1, 0, +1, +2)
  • password protection
  • sorting by priority or due date
  • search
  • smart syntax improves creation of tasks (usage: /priority/task/tags/)
  • print-friendly CSS

myTinyTodo has a ready-to-use styling for mobile devices & comes with multilanguage support.

jCore is a free, open source & multi-website CMS which is created specially for webmasters who maintain multiple websites.

It is built with PHP/ MySQL & has 2 parts:

  • jCore server (main system which holds all the libraries and modules)
  • jCore client (stripped version of the core system which uses the files from the server)

jCore Multi-Website CMS

jCore has various great features like:

  • multilanguage
  • dynamic forms
  • RSS feeds
  • banner management
  • member management
  • SEO friendly links
  • custom 404 error pages
  • & more

The system can be extended with the modules support as there are already ready-to-use ones like photo gallery or contact form.

XML Banner Rotator is a free Flash component to display rotating images with style.

It is highly customizable via a XML file & comes with 35+ options including the masking size and speed.

Flash XML Banner Rotator

The position of the elements on the screen, number of images & colors can all be controlled.

Besides any HTML page, XML Banner Rotator can be inserted into any FLA file too.

P.S. Download requires free membership.

Twitter Logo And BirdTwitter offers various options to customize the look & feel of profile pages which is a great way to make them reflect "what type of content to be tweeted", "match the look of a brand" or just "make them nicer & unique".

Background images are the ones which creates the biggest difference & here are 26 websites to find free Twitter backgrounds

Twitter Patterns

Twitter  Patterns


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Liberator is a free comet server for streaming real-time data to web pages.

It can deliver over one million complex messages per second and supports up to 30,000 concurrent users on a single server.

Free Comet Server

It supports a wide variety of data types and formats, which it organizes into static directories and dynamic containers, with auto-subscription and multi-level caching. There is extensive support for clustering, load balancing, and failover.

Some areas of usage for the server can be:

  • displaying trade market data
  • chat systems
  • mapping apps
  • & more..

Liberator is written in C and runs on GNU/Linux®, or on Windows® using VMware® & the free edition can be used for non-commercial websites.

Webyog, a company who creates innovative database tools, is giving away $1300 worth of products to WebResourcesDepot readers:

  • 3 SQLyog Enterprise – MySQL GUI ($99/each)
  • 1 MONyog Unlimited Servers – MySQL Monitoring Tool ($999/value)

Webyog MySQL Tools

Details on "how to win the free licenses" can be found at the bottom of the post, but before that:

What is SQLyog?

It is a powerful MySQL manager and admin tool that makes controlling multiple databases so easy with features like:

  • query profiler
  • visual query & schema designer
  • scheduled backups
  • data synchronization
  • HTTP(s) & SSH tunneling

besides the standard database management functions the application offers.

SQLyog MySQL GUI uses the native MySQL C API for the fastest communication with servers & offers a 100% keyboard-friendly usage.

What is MONyog?

It is a very well-thought software to help MySQL DBAs manage more MySQL servers, tune MySQL servers and fix problems with their MySQL database applications before they can become serious problems.

It is installed on any computer & monitors MySQL servers remotely.

MONyog MySQL Montitor

With amazing features like:

  • history/trend analysis
  • quick performance tuning & optimization
  • analysing slow query logs
  • MySQL hacking attempts detection

MONyog is a time-saver & must-have for every database administrator.

How to win the free licenses?

Commenting to this post is enough to join the giveaway & winners will be selected randomly via the query below on 25 August 2009 (1 week later).

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=1111 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 4

Good luck to all : ).

P.S. Both applications offer free trials which you can see how functional they are before purchasing.

AnythingSlider is a jQuery slider plugin which can present any HTML content.

It can display any number of slides where navigation tabs are generated automatically.

jQuery Slide Plugin

The interface has next/previous buttons, can optionally start on initial load & display all slides infinitely.

Another great feature is the hashtags for all content which makes it possible to link directly to a specific slide.

The animation & delay between each slide can also be set with ease.

Adminer is a phpMyAdmin-like MySQL management application which is only 1 file (PHP) that makes it so easy to install.

It is multilanguage with 11 ready-to-use language files & supports most PHP & MySQL versions (PHP 4.3+, MySQL 4.1+).

PHP MySQL Manager Script

Adminer can connect to local/remote MySQL databases, create new ones & complete almost every other database transactions like:

  • Create, alter, drop indexes/foreign keys/views/stored procedures & functions
  • List data in tables with search, aggregate, sort and limit results
  • Insert new records, update and delete the existing ones
  • Supports all data types, blobs through file transfer
  • Execute any SQL command from a text field or a file
  • Export table structure, data, views, routines, databases to SQL or CSV
  • Print database schema connected by foreign keys
  • Show processes and kill them
  • Display users and rights and change them
  • Display variables with links to documentation
  • Manage events and table partitions (MySQL 5.1)

SharpPieces is a set of open source & free ASP.NET controls for improving the usability of the applications easily.

Free ASP.NET Controls

Currently there are 8 components:

  • ExtendedDropDownList
  • LiveGrid
  • FancyUpload
  • ImageCheckBox
  • Rating
  • DynamicImage
  • CaptchaImage
  • GradientButton

They are all are ready with native support for the latest framework (ASP.NET 3.5) and IDE (Visual Studio 2008).

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