Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

The first alpha version of Prado support

When I published the entry with the first screenshots of Prado support, I promised to publish first alpha version soon. Unfortunately from that time I'm extremely busy and I wasn't able to work on the project to fix all problems. On Sunday I found a little time to work on this and there is the first alpha version.

The bits are compiled against NetBeans development version. You can dawnload the latest nightly builds from NetBeans site. If you want to try it I suggest these steps:

  • Download the nbm with the Prado support. 
  • Download the latest nightly build. Download the OS independent zip file.
  • Unzip the zip file somewhere.
  • Open a console window and go to the folder, where you unziped NetBeans.
  • Go to the netbeans/bin folder.
  • Start NetBeans with --userdir switch:
    • Unix machines:
      ./netbeans --userdir /path/to/test/userdir/folder
    • Win machines:
      netbeans.exe --userdir X:\\path\\to\\test\\userdir\\folder 
    The main advantage of this approach is that you can run more instances of NetBeans on your machine and one instance doesn't influence others. I wrote more here.
  • In NetBeans invoke Plugin Manager (Tools -> Plugins).
  • In Download tab click on the Add Plugins... button. 
  • Browse the downloaded nbm.
  • Click on the Install button and follow instruction. 
  • You have to restart the IDE.

I created the nbm against the development version, because it was for me much easier to fix certain problems. I have tested just little bit due to luck of time, but I don't expect that everything will work and not everything is implemented. I have noticed that the Prado code completion doesn't have to work in page files at the first time. In such case open the appropriate php file and go back to the page file.

When you will play with this, don't forgot to put Prado framework into the include path of the project.


Tuesday Aug 26, 2008

Prado Currency Converter Tutorial in NetBeans

In my last entry I described how to create a simple web PHP application based on the Prado Framework. It was a simple Hello World example and the whole project was created in NetBeans. In this entry I show how to start a Currency Converter Prado tutorial. It does not make sense to duplicate the whole tutorial from the Prado web, so I show how to start the project, because the procedure for starting the project is the part of the tutorial that is most specific to NetBeans.

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Sunday Aug 24, 2008

Prado Hello World Tutorial in NetBeans

In this thread some users of NetBeans PHP ask for a support for Prado framework. Because I haven't worked with this framework yet, I want to learn something more about Prado framework to find out what NetBeans could offer for developers, who build their web applications on top of this framework. The evaluation of the framework takes more time, this entry shows, how to set up NetBeans to develop applications based on Prado framework.

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