3.3.2 2016-08-23 10:37 UTC


Even if are trying hard to ensure that the framework is usable, your mileage may vary. We encourage you to test it and to report any problem that you find.

Prado PHP Framework

PRADO is a component-based and event-driven programming framework for developing Web applications in PHP 5 and 7. PRADO stands for PHP Rapid Application Development Object-oriented.

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API Documentation

The complete API documentation can be found at

Prado uses ApiGen ( to generate its API documentation. An ApiGen configuration file is providen, to generate the documentation just execute ./vendor/bin/apigen generate --config=.apigen.yaml The documentation will be generated in the build/docs/ directory.


The best way to install Prado is through composer. If you don't use composer yet, first install it:

	# download composer.phar
	curl -s | php
	# install it globally on the system
	mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Then, create the application structure using composer:

	composer create-project pradosoft/prado-app app

The application will be installed in the "app" directory.

Add Prado to an existing application

Just create a composer.json file for your project:

	"repositories": [
			"type": "composer",
			"url": ""
    "require": {
        "pradosoft/prado": "~4.0"

The asset-packagist repository is used to install javascript dependencies. Assuming you already installed composer, run

    composer install

Then you can include the autoloader, and you will have access to the library classes:

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

Demo Apps

Several different example prado applications are provided in the repository. You can see these applications running here: . When you create your own prado application you do NOT need these folders.


Prado uses phpunit ( for unit testing and Selenium ( for functional testing. A phpunit configuration file is providen, to run the tests just execute ./vendor/bin/phpunit --testsuite unit to run unit tests and ./vendor/bin/phpunit --testsuite functional to run functional tests.

Test results will be saved in in the build/tests/ directory.

Integration with your favorite IDE/editor

Plugins providing syntax highlighting and code snippets can be found at


In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help improve this project.

Here are some ways you can contribute:

  • by using prerelease versions
  • by reporting bugs
  • by writing specifications
  • by writing code (no patch is too small: fix typos, add comments, clean up inconsistent whitespace)
  • by refactoring code
  • by resolving issues
  • by reviewing patches

Starting point:

  • Fork the repo
  • Clone your repo
  • Make your changes
  • Write tests for your changes to ensure that later changes to prado won't break your code.
  • Submit your pull request