SimAntz: PHP business apps framework built on top of XOOPS

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:00:00 -0000

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The newly discovered SimAntz Framework is a PHP programming framework built on top of XOOPS 2.4.4, allowing to develop fancy, feature rich, reliable business Apps

This project focused on providing the developer with a reliable, solid, & visually stunning programming framework. With this framework developers are able to develop great business process management apps based on best programming practices.

This programming framework included:

- Permission control on each windows by user group
- Full audittrail, (control by column)
- Integrated AJAX framework
- Integrated Nitobi's CompleteUI toolkit (powerfull grid, combo box, and etc)
- WYSIWYG (PHPJasperXML) PDF report library integrated
- Supporting multiple organization
- Dynamic workflow integrated
- Build in SMS/Email function
- and many more powerful features

It was built on top of XOOPS 2.4.4 and needs to be updated for the current XOOPS 2.5.8, and potentially XOOPS 2.6.0

The video shows very nicely the most features:

In addition to the original modules contained in the SimAntz Framework:

1) SimAntz

Central SimAntz Framework module

2) SimBiz

Pure accounting management system

3) Approval

Approval module

4) BPartner

Business and Reporting Module

we've added extra four modules we've found on SourceForge:

5) SimTrain

This is an web based tuition center management system with features like manage student info, employee/tutor info, tuition class and registration, product & services, payment, generate official receipt, cash onhand, stock.

6) SimSalon

This is salon management system with features like customer info, employee info, vendor info, stock product info, payment, payroll for employee, report (sales analysis,customer and employee)

7) SimInvoice

Business Invoicing System

8) SimFWorker

This is web based project allow user to manage foreign worker data using web browser. It keep basic foreign worker info, medical and visa data, payment history, worker/passport picture and their home town address.

As said above, it was originally built on top of XOOPS 2.4.4 and needs to be updated for the current XOOPS 2.5.8, and potentially XOOPS 2.6.0.

Who would like to help us with that?

If you're installing it, please note that there are two databases that you could use:

a) in the /database folder
b) in the /simantz/blankdb folder


Two awesome XOOPS modules gwReports and gwLoto are now on GitHub

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:23:09 -0000

If you're interested to see what's possible with XOOPS, check out these two professional-grade modules, gwReports and gwLoto, developed by Richard (aka Geekwright), our Core Team leader.

Both of them are now available for forking on GitHub:

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a) gwReports is a serious MySQL reporting tool implemented as a module for XOOPS. gwReports allows the module administrator to enter SQL queries in such a way that they can be run by users in a controlled manner. The module administrator defines reports, which can consist of one or more SQL queries, known as sections. Access to a report is strictly controlled by the group permissions the module administrator assigns to it. A report can take parameters, such as a date range, if needed. The column output of a report section can be customized with a variety of formatting options. Reports can be organized into a menu system by topic, or accessed through system blocks. All of this is done without any programming required; only the creation of the SQL query is needed.

A new auto-complete parameter type that allows you to specify a simple query that returns possible values for a parameter. When the report user enters a partial value for the parameter, the system will respond with a selection list of possible matches using jQuery UI autocomplete. (prototyped by KS Tan)

Report sections can include a data tools option which adds the jQuery UI dataTables plugin to the report display. This enables column sorting, value filtering and pagination. (prototyped by KS Tan)

Some possible uses include, adding visibility to data already collected within the CMS, making data from external sources visible in the CMS and providing access to archived data.

Development (GitHub)


Check out the gwReports DEMO

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b) gwLoto is a "web based hazardous energy control plan manager. It is designed to facilitate the communication and tracking of vital safety procedures to enable workers to safely accomplish maintenance tasks through a documented lockout and tagout program (LOTA)."

Lockout/Tagout is a vital safety process, protecting workers from potentially life threatening injury from unexpected energy discharge while performing their assigned duties. In its simplest form, energy control can be just unplugging a piece of equipment before servicing it. But, as the energy complexity of the work place increases, so does the planning needed to protect a worker from the dangers of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, and other energies. In complex process industries, isolating a single piece of equipment for servicing can involve 100 or more distinct actions to create a safely de-energized working environment.

Assisting this process through automation with software can be beneficial, but until now, this required writing custom software or relying on proprietary tools. With the release of gwLoto, a complete free and open source software solution stack is now available off the shelf.

gwLoto features:

* Manage control plans to safely de-energize, inspect and re-energize equipment for maintenance

* Create jobs to plan, assign, track and record the execution of control plans

* Associate existing business documents, such as forms, with plans

* Meet the needs of the modern workforce with multilingual capabilities

* Customize for specific requirements with plug-in based output options

* Separate roles in the enterprise with granular permissions

* Support unlimited users anywhere with web based design

Development (GitHub)


Check out the gwLoto DEMO


New modules for Xoops

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:30:00 -0000

I am pleased to announce the release of three modules for XOOPS:

- xmcontact
- xmcontent
- xmfaq


It's a simple contact module for XOOPS.

Download: xmcontact
Bugs: Issues


It's a simple content module for XOOPS.

Download: xmcontent
Bugs: Issues


It's a simple FAQ module for XOOPS.

Download: xmfaq
Bugs: Issues

The modules are optimized to run on the 2.5.8 version of XOOPS.

Important: The templates use Bootstrap, so you must use a Bootstrap theme, e.g. xBootstrap that comes with XOOPS 2.5.8


myConference 2.0 Beta 1 for XOOPS 2.5.8 & PHP 7 Released

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0000

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The myConference Module is for creating a Conference event, with various speakers, speeches/presentations, and tracks.

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The module was originally developed by Daniel Coletti from Argentina, and now has been updated for XOOPS 2.5.8 and PHP 7

Download: GitHub

Development: GitHub

Tutorial: GitBook

You can contribute to the tutorial, as well as provide translation, on GitHub XOOPS Docs

Check out XOOPS on GitHub: Let's Get involved!


Adminer 3.1 Beta 1 for XOOPS 2.5.8 & PHP 7 Released

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:10:00 -0000

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The Adminer Module provides SQL Management for XOOPS from inside the Admin Panel. It includes three tools:

a) Adminer


Connect to a database server with username and password
Select an existing database or create a new one
List fields, indexes, foreign keys and triggers of table
Change name, engine, collation, auto_increment and comment of table
Alter name, type, collation, comment and default values of columns
Add and drop tables and columns
Create, alter, drop and search by indexes including fulltext
Create, alter, drop and link lists by foreign keys
Create, alter, drop and select from views
Create, alter, drop and call stored procedures and functions
Create, alter and drop triggers
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)
Schemas, sequences, user types (PostgreSQL)
Extensive customization options

b) Adminer Editor

Interface to select and edit data ready for your client
Table and column comments are displayed instead of identifiers
Separate set of login credentials different from the real database user and password
Single database per one instance of Editor
Links to referenced records
Works with the name of a referenced record, not its ID
Displays images stored in BLOB
Displays checkbox and icons for BOOL
Uses national format for DATE
Allows sending messages to e-mails found in table
No edit or display of SQL commands (only in HTML comment)

c) BigDump from Alexey Ozerov for import of large and very large MySQL Dumps (like phpMyAdmin dumps) even through the web servers with hard runtime limit and those in safe mode.

The module was originally developed by Kris_fr from XOOPS France, and now has been updated for XOOPS 2.5.8 and PHP 7

Download: GitHub

Development: GitHub

Tutorial: GitBook

You can contribute to the tutorial, as well as provide translation, on GitHub XOOPS Docs here

Check out XOOPS on GitHub: Let's Get involved!

Some of the changes in 3.1:


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