Welcome to unlikelysource.com


We are involved in many projects, highlighted below. Services include:

  • Development
  • Design
  • Consulting
  • Training
  • Tech Writing


LAMINAS is the open source continuation of Zend Framework. ZF is now in the process of transitioning from Zend/RogueWave/Perforce to the Linux Foundation. Read more here.

This website is powered by a micro framework called Zend Expressive.

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 About Us

unlikelysource.com  is a consortium of developers covering all aspects of web development from front to back. The three principal members are: Doug Bierer, Noona Jaroog and Scott Mincey.


Training is critical to the success of your applications. Doug has been a contract trainer for Zend Technologies/RogueWave since 2009. He is one of the trainers who deliver all Zend courses.


Code examples really show you what we're all about. We have 39 public repositories on github.com with examples written over the years primarily focused on Zend Framework, PHP, MySQL and MongoDB.


Titles from O'Reilly include:

Learning Doctrine (video)

Learning MongoDB (video)

PHP and MySQL (video)


Fiction titles, written under the pseudonym Douglas Alan , from Lulu include:

The End, And Then?

Further Indications


Titles from Packt are listed below. The latest project is a book from Packt entitled Learning MongoDB 4, which is due to be published in September 2019.

MongoDB 4 Quick Start (book)

PHP 7 Programming Cookbook (book)

PHP-7 Simplified (video)


Under the stage name of ZelfĂ«  Doug played in the band Control which gave a number of unique performances in the early 1980s. He released a CD Contrasts in 1999. From the years 2005 to 2007 he played in five different jazz bands in the San Francisco Bay Area, and wrote Big Band music.


Created a Joomla extension the Simple Email Form which has proven to be quite popular. The project started in 2010, and is now in version 2.3. Andrew Caya has taken over as the principal maintainer.

 Climate Change

What we should all be talking about right now is climate change and Global Warming. I find it personally incredible that such an obvious issue is not being discussed in the mainstream media. Finally ... a good report on this in The Economist of all places!

The evidence staring us in the face: we read about it in the news every day, but it seems that very few people are willing to connect the dots and ask the simple question: what do the out-of-control wildfires in California, Greece and Sweden (for God's sake!), have in common with extended hurricane seasons, and melting ice caps? One scientists gives us, i.e. the human race, nine more years before this planet becomes uninhabitable for human life. The 0.001% know all this d**n well. They're preparing their bunkers, and why do you think several billionaires are all of sudden interested in getting into outer space and Mars? Question. Think. Act!!!