Coffee Project of the Month – phpMinAdmin

coffee project of the monthI use hell lot of open source projects. Most of them are written by individual developers or a small team of enthusiastic developers. They usually are not paid to do the job (some companies do pay to code for Open Source projects). They don't get anything in return other than fun of coding and *high* that so many are using it.

I was thinking about appreciating their work. I am not very rich as you would know. But I should be able to buy a beer/coffee to my developer friend in any part of the world. In most part of the world you will get a beer or coffee for $5. Not very heavy on my wallet. I have sent few beers to Zooomr and phpmyadmin before. But now I want to make it a custom to send *somebody* every month.I am starting this month's Coffee Project of The Month with PhpMinAdmin.

phpMinAdmin is a MySQL management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it consist of a single file ready to deploy to the target server. Its so simple and elegant that you can maintain your mySql database from your mobile phone. I use it on my mobile with OperaMini. It just rocks. It can perform everything that you want to do with your database. Try out the demo application to experience the simplicity. All you need is to download a single php file and upload it to your server. phpMinAdmin is one of the finalists in Sourceforge Community Choice Awards-2008. Jakub Vrána is the project admin and sole developer of phpMinAdmin. Thanks for such a great piece of code Jakub. All the very best for awards.

You too can send some beer/coffee to him at his sourceforge page. I am sure he will love it.

6 Responses

  1. Lavanya says:

    This is a cool thing to do.. I have always felt guilty whenever I used some open source stuff or for that matter any info from the net and not being able to ‘pay’ something decent in return.

  2. Thejesh GN says:

    First of all dont be guilty. We feel happy if somebody uses our child.
    You can always buy some coffee. We can chip in together.

  3. ManojVasanth says:

    Brilliant Idea Thej! I’m sure this will inspire some people.

  4. Thejesh GN says:

    @ManojVasanth I wish :)

  5. Puraz says:

    This is an awesome idea.

    I’ve been using XAMPP (as you read on my blog) extensively over the past few months, and it has saved me hours if not days of setting up a LAMP stack in various location to test and demonstrate.

    If I donate to someone, it will be to this group first.

  6. Thejesh GN says:

    I use xampp too..i will consider it for the month of sept :)