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!