Cerb wouldn't exist without these building blocks and contributions


  • Jeff Standen is the founding partner at Webgroup Media LLC. He has been Cerb’s software architect and lead programmer from the first line of code in January 20021. He brings more than 28 years of software development experience to the project.

  • Dan Hildebrandt is a partner at Webgroup Media LLC and an active Cerb developer since 2005.



  • Devblocks is a software development framework created by Webgroup Media that has evolved in parallel with Cerb. It provides the application framework, development platform, plugin architecture, and software development philosophy for all Cerb functionality and third-party plugins.

  • HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current version of the HTML standard.

  • PHP is a popular programming language for web development.

  • MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database.



  • Ace is a high performance code editor for the web. It provides syntax highlighting in 110+ languages, themes, code autocompletion, indent/outdent, parentheses matching, code folding, and much more.

  • Ace-Diff extends Ace Editor with diff/merging functionality.

  • Amazon S3 PHP Class is a PHP library by Donovan Schönknecht for working with Amazon’s S32 web service.

  • C3.js is a Javascript charting library built on top of D3.

  • Composer is a package manager for PHP.

  • D3.js is a Javascript library for manipulating documents based on data.

  • Guzzle is an extension PHP HTTP client library.

  • HumanizeDuration is a Javascript library for generating human-friendly relative times from a measure of time (e.g. days, hours, seconds, milliseconds).

  • jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversal, event handling, animation, and asynchronous interactions (Ajax).

  • jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library.

  • jQuery UI Touch Punch converts mouse-based events in jQuery UI to touch gestures for mobile devices (e.g. tap, slide, drag/drop).

  • mtdownling/cron-expression is a PHP library for generating time intervals using Unix crontab syntax.

  • Parsedown is a PHP library for converting lightweight Markdown3 text into HTML.

  • php-encryption is a secure library for encrypting data in PHP.

  • php-saml is a PHP library for single-sign on (SSO) authentication using SAML.

  • phpseclib is a PHP library for secure communications.

  • PHPUnit is a programmer-oriented unit testing framework for PHP.

  • Smarty is a template engine for PHP. It facilitates the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic.

  • steverhoades/oauth2-openid-connect-server is a PHP library for implementing OpenID Connect server functionality.

  • Swift Mailer is a component-based library for sending email from PHP applications.

  • thephpleague/oauth2-client is a PHP library for simplified integration with OAuth 2.0 service providers.

  • thephpleague/oauth2-server is a PHP library for implementing standards compliant OAuth 2.0 servers.

  • Twig is an open source template engine for the PHP programming language by Fabien Potencier. It focuses on being fast, secure, and flexible.


  • GLYPHICONS is a library of precisely prepared monochromatic icons and symbols, created with an emphasis to simplicity and easy orientation.