OmniTI Labs

Cal Evans   April 2, 2007   3 Comments on OmniTI Labs

p. Back at PHPQuebec, I was standing in the back of the room for the closing ceremonies when Laura Thomson of OmniTI announced that they had officially opened “OmniTI”: Labs. Somehow, I passed over this fact in my PHPQuebec roundups, so let me correct that oversight now.

p. OmniTI has opened up some of the goodies they write and is sharing them with the rest of us. Here’s the description of OmniTI Labs from the “About”: page.

bq. OmniTI Labs is our name for some of the projects we generate while working on stuff for clients, for our products, or just on things that we think are cool. The website is a way for us to give this code back to the community.

p. Glancing over what has been released so-far, the “Library of Alexandria”: looks very promising. This is a PHP library of pieces they developed for different projects they have worked on. The “documentation”: for the library lists several interesting classes like:

*(disc) OmniTI_Callable
* OmniTI_Mail_Mailer
* OmniTI_Object
* OmniTI_OpenID

p. The last one should be of great interest to those wanting to play with “OpenID”:

p. According to the About page, different projects released at OmniTI Labs are covered under different licenses, but it has all been open sourced.

bq. All the code available through OmniTI Labs is under an Open Source license. In general we prefer the new BSD style license, but some projects may be historically licensed differently, or may need to be licensed differently for various reasons.

p. Pop over and take a look. This is one that you will definitely want to bookmark and revisit often. (Or just add the “feed”: to your feed reader and always be current.)

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs. For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.32, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP