One of the things I dislike doing as a developer is trying to solve a problem that I know has been tackled a million times. Most developers have jobs because not every software need is met by off-the-shelf software, but there are certain problems that are common enough, and have been around long enough, that someone has managed to just get the solution right. It’s a Solved Problem.
Recently, we got a project where a part of it was banner ad management on a web site, and I was very happy to find that ad management is a Solved Problem now as well.
phpAdsNew provides one of the most smoothest and most complete user experiences I’ve ever seen in a PHP app. The install was cake, and it implements every ad management option and feature I could think of (which was about 5 times as many as I needed for this project). Rather than blowing development hours crufting up some half-done solution, I have something that’s ten times better than anything I was going to make.
Brilliant piece of work, phpAdsNew guys.