PHPlus is an open source project to help PHP developers and designers make web based development faster and painless.
This framework stricktly follows the MVC architecture which clearly seperates the tasks of designers and programmers. Our approach to PHP is completely object oriented and target PHP 5.
The IDE is to be developed to further cut down the development time and the thin client architecture is to be incorporated so that any one can plug different modules to the IDE without much trouble.
PHPlus is an open source, object oriented framework and an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for rapid web application development using PHP 5 on Linux Platforms.
The main objective of this project is to provide a web development framework where the presentation is clearly separated from the application logic, and the approach is completely object oriented.
In other words, our framework provides a clear boundary between the tasks of web designers and PHP programmers, where both parties can do their jobs without stepping on each others toes.
The popularity of any framework largely depends on the ease of use. The framework is incorporated with an IDE, which has been developed as part of the project. (The IDE can be used with or without the framework, but it is encouraged to use the framework as it provides many advantages).
The IDE provides project management, code editing facilities, deployment, auto-generation of clients for web services, auto-generation of skeletons of unit test cases, auto-generation of project documentation and CVS (Concurrent Versioning System) support, which are the core functions.