At Zivtech we use best of breed Open Source Software, and we have a large and growing toolbox of OSS tools that we draw on. Below are the languages, databases, web servers, operating systems, and more that Zivtech uses to build state-of-the-art web applications and websites.
PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.
Java - A massively popular object-oriented, platform-independent programming language.
Python - A general-purpose, high-level programming language.
MySQL - The world's most popular open-source database.
PostgreSQL - Another widely-used open-source relational database.
MongoDB - An open-source document database, and the leading NoSQL database.
Apache - The Internet's most popular web server.
Tomcat - A pure Java web server.
Nginx - A high-performance open-source web server.
Operating Systems -
Ubuntu Linux - An open-source operating system for Desktops and Servers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux - A Linux distribution for Enterprise users.
Debian Linux - An operating system composed of free software.
Content Management Systems
Drupal - An open-source content management system that powers over 1 million websites.
Backbone.js - Provides structure to web applications by providing models, collections, and views connection through a RESTful JSON interface.
Continuous Integration & Testing
Cucumber - Allows development teams describe how software should run in plain text, using behavior driven development (BDD).
Selenium - Selenium automates browsers.
Behat - A PHP framework for testing business expectations with behavior driven development (BDD).
Jenkins - An extendable open source platform for continuous integration.
Puppet - A declarative, model-based approach to IT automation.
Chef - An automation platform that turns infrastructure into code.
Icinga - An enterprise grade open source network monitoring system.
Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphic system written in Python.
Lucene - A Java-based indexing and search technology.
Solr - A powerful enterprise search platform.
elasticsearch - An end-to-end seach and analytics platform.
Caching and Scaling Tools
Varnish - A web application accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic websites.
Pound - A reverse proxy, load balancer, and HTTPS front-end.
APC - An open-source cache for PHP.
memcached - Free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system.
Redis - An open-source in-memory key-value store.
Sass - A CSS extension language.
RabittMQ - Open Source Messaging for Web Applications
Git - A free and open-source version control system.