RADICORE v2.02.0 released01 February 2017
RADICORE v2.01.0 released01 November 2016
RADICORE v2.00.0 released01 October 2016
The use of Cascading Style Sheets within Radicore22 April 2008
How to implement Two Factor Authentication01 February 2008
Support for PHP4 dropped, support for PHP7 started01 October 2016
Why you should build your web application back-to-front06 January 2013
What is the 3-Tier Architecture?14 October 2012
DB or not DB, that is the question05 March 2017
On not using the "right" standards13 December 2016
Object Oriented Database Programming01 November 2016
Why use RADICORE?
You should think seriously about using this framework if you:
- are developing an administrative web application that is form based & database driven.
- are developing in PHP version 4 or 5.
- don't want to write any HTML code but have it generated by the system.
- don't want to write any SQL statements for standard CRUD operations, but have them generated by the system.
- want a quick way of building business layer components for each database table, and to keep those components synchronised with any subsequent changes to the database schema.
- want to build user transactions from a library of pre-built transaction patterns which have all the standard functionality built in, thus avoiding a great deal of repetitive coding.
- need a built in menu and navigation system that is dynamically configurable.
- need a flexible Role-based Access Control (RBAC) system that is tightly integrated with the menu system.
- want to have built in messaging between components.
- need support for audit logging (e.g. to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley).
- need a workflow engine.
- need built in support for internationalisation.
- need built in support for online help.
- need the ability to produce output in formats other than HTML, such as CSV (which can be imported into a spreadsheet program) or PDF (for printed reports).
- need a framework that offers true rapid application development.
- need to build a web application that is easily customisable.
If all or most of these items are on your list then you have two choices:
- Built it yourself, or have someone build it for you.
- Use an off-the-shelf package (like RADICORE).
Even if you, or someone you know, has the relevant design skills and experience (unlikely!) to take on such a task, just how long do you think it would take to design, code, test and document all that software? Six months? A year? How much would it cost if you (a) employed a contractor to do the work for you, or (b) suspended all income while you wrote it yourself?
At a conservative estimate it would cost somewhere between £50,000 and £100,000 to replicate what RADICORE provides, so why not use RADICORE and save yourself lots of time and lots of money!