Version 3.1.7, February 22, 2010
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PRADO is a component-based and event-driven framework for Web application development in PHP 5.
PRADO is best suitable for creating Web applications that are highly user-interactive. It can be used to develop systems as simple as a blog system to those as complex as a content management system (CMS) or a complete e-commerce solution. Because PRADO promotes object-oriented programming (OOP) through its component-based methodology, it fits extremely well for team work and enterprise development. Its event-driven programming pattern helps developers gain better focus on business logic rather than distracted by various tedious and repetitive low-level coding handling.
PRADO comes with many features that can cut down development time signficantly. In particular, it provides a rich set of pluggable Web controls, complete database support including both active record and complex object mapper, seamless AJAX support, theme and skin, internationalization and localization, various caching solutions, security measures, and many other features that are seldom found in other programming frameworks.
Developers who have sufficient OOP experience will find PRADO is easy to learn and understand. In fact, PRADO shares many similarities with ASP.NET and other RAD kits for Windows GUI development, such as Borland Delphi and Microsoft Visual Basic.
The sole requirement for PRADO is PHP 5.1.0 or higher. Please run requirement checker to obtain more detailed requirement information.
PRADO has been tested with Apache 2.0 on both Windows XP and RedHat Linux.
After downloading the latest PRADO release file, unpack it to a Web-accessible directory. The installation is done! You will see the following subdirectories:
A Macromedia Dreamweaver extension can be found under editors/Dreamweaver. This extension contains a tag library that enables Dreamweaver to auto-complete PRADO component tags when you use it to edit PRADO templates.
The PRADO framework and the included demos are free software. They are released under the terms of the following BSD License.
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