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    Talking Ruby on rails alternative for Php?

    Howdy,
    I heard about Ruby on rails from a friend, about how it automatically creates pages for adding,editing,deleting,viewing, etc for your tables.

    Now I don't know about you but making those pages for each table seperately is about the most boring thing i have to do. So I really want to have that feature. But I don't want to switch over to ruby on rails because:
    1) Ruby is not widely used.
    2) Ruby is slower than PHP.
    3) I like php, i'm good at it, and I don't want to learn a new language

    So is there any alternative/clone/duplicate of ruby on rails in PHP? Which has all the functionality of automatically making the pages and other things?

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    theres lots of php frameworks that can help make many tasks like this much more simple. keep in mind Ruby on rails is a framework.

    i cant really give any recomendations, as ive only played around with a few, havent really used any extensively yet. but you can definately find similar in php.

    you will need to learn the framework, but this shouldnt be too much effort.

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    I couldn't find something in PHP so far which automatically builds pages for adding, editing, deleting and viewing data in a table. :S

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    Take a look at http://www.cakephp.org/

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    Ruby just doesn't automatically create things out of thin air. There is pre-built functionality that you call to create those items. If you had those same items built in PHP then it would do that same thing. In Ruby they just happen to be part of the root framework.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish
    There is pre-built functionality that you call to create those items. If you had those same items built in PHP then it would do that same thing.
    Not sure I know what you mean. Can you give me an example?

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    Might want to look into PHP on TRAX - haven't much looked into it (just Googled for "php on rails" and found this), but it claims to clone most of the functionality of Ruby on Rails, it just does it in PHP instead.


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