Open Source Appreciation

Open Source Appreciation

by , 13 Jul 2011

Goldfish Interactive and it's clients have benefited directly by using some truly exceptional and free Open Source software. Some of these projects are detailed here by way of thanks and appreciation. To find out how to utilise these systems for your own business contact us now.

Ubuntu and Debian Linux Operating Systems

Our personal favoutite Linux distributions, Ubuntu and Debian which are closly related using much of the same source code.

Apache Web Server

The Apache HTTP Server Project develop and maintain an open-source web server for UNIX and Windows operating systems. Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996.

MySQL Database Community Edition

The MySQL database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its high performance, high reliability and ease of use. Organisations including Facebook, Google, and Adobe use MySQL to run their high-volume websites.


PHP is a popular scripting language that is well suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.


Google's web visitor analysis tool Google Analytics is the foundation for all our site reporting. Simple to use, powerful and effectiveway to see visitor and conversion trends within a given date range.

Code Igniter

CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for programmers who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.


jQuery is a JavaScript Library for rapid web development that simplifies HTML manipulation, event handling, animation and interactivity.

Open Cart

Open Cart is our recommended open source PHP shopping cart. Well written, stable and secure with regular updates and plenty of features. The source code uses a modern MVC programming framework and runs efficiently on basic hosting packages.

OS Commerce

OS Commerce is a popular and well featured open source PHP shopping cart. We have customised a number of sites with this source code and they perform well.


Drupal is an open source PHP content management platform for developing everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications.

CMS Made Simple

CMS Made Simple is an open source PHP content management system, allows for faster and easier management of website content. This CMS is scalable for small businesses to large corporations.


Joomla is an award-winning open source PHP content management system which enables you to build websites and online applications. Joomla is among the most popular Web site software available.


N2CMS is a lightweight open source ASP.NET content management framework.

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