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By: Hitoshi Fujii
Abstract: Frequently Asked Questions for RadPHP XE2
RadPHP™ XE2 provides the fastest way to build Web, Facebook®, and mobile applications with the only visual PHP framework and IDE that supports Web and mobile deployment. RadPHP XE2 offers nearly 200 drag-and-drop components for building UIs, displaying and interacting with data and services such as Google maps and Facebook, along with integrated coding, debugging, performance profiling, and database connectivity.
If you're wondering why you should consider RadPHP XE2 compared to another PHP editor, here are some of the key benefits.
The RadPHP Component Developer's Guide shows you how you can extend the RadPHP component library with new components and you can even contribute your components to the RadPHP open source project to benefit other developers.
RadPHP XE2 brings exciting new features and enhancements for Web and mobile development. New and enhanced features include:
Earlier versions of RadPHP were named PHP. The name was changed to RadPHP to focus on the key values of rapid application development for PHP and the web and to differentiate it from Delphi XE2.
PHP is a widely used open source Web Scripting language that is frequently used by web developers for the creation of forums and web applications because it helps them create dynamic web applications with solid database connectivity.
There is only a one edition available.
RadPHP is the only visual Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment for PHP. Other development environments may include a visual HTML designer but only RadPHP provides a visual designer that incorporates HTML and HTML templates with visual PHP components that you can drag and drop to create user interfaces and database connectivity. It also has an integrated component class library lets developers quickly and visually create PHP web applications and integrate PHP open source packages, source code and components.
RadPHP XE2 includes an open localization architecture that allows the IDE strings to be localized and the language can be changed using a drop-down menu item in the IDE under Tools | Options. We plan to ship the product with IDE strings for English, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese that have been provided by the RadPHP community. We look forward to the RadPHP community making additional translations available. RadPHP XE2 includes with English IDE documentation. The RadPHP community is welcome to help localize the IDE documentation via our online documentation wiki. The product includes an option at install time to install localized PHP language documentation.
The RadPHP Component Library (RPCL) is a class library that wraps open source PHP scripts and libraries, including qooxdoo, ADOdb, DynAPI, Smarty, xajax and JSCalendar and others to create a visual component library that supports drag-and-drop visual development of PHP applications. Inspired by the Delphi for Windows VCL, the component architecture is 100 percent written in PHP. Developers can create and integrate components into the IDE and extend the existing components to fit their needs. The component library also includes components for the Zend Framework, Facebook and Google Maps. The RadPHP Component library was known as the VCL for PHP in earlier versions.
The open source project is hosted on SourceForge at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/rpcl/.
RadPHP includes a developer edition of InterBase® XE that enables developers to create and test their application with the InterBase database before deployment. Deploying an application that uses InterBase for its database requires the purchase of InterBase licenses.
See the Supported Versions List for the latest information by version.
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