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

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API Documentation

The complete API documentation can be found at


The best way to install Prado is through composer.

Just create a composer.json file for your project:

    "require": {
        "pradosoft/prado": "~3.3"

Then you can run these two commands to install it:

$ curl -s | php
$ php composer.phar install

or simply run composer install if you have have already installed the composer globally.

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

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

Demo Apps

The Demos folder has several different example prado applications. You can see more information about these applications here: . When you create your own prado application you do NOT need these folders.

  • address-book
  • blog
  • blog-tutorial
  • chat
  • composer
  • currency-converter
  • helloworld
  • northwind-db
  • personal
  • quickstart
  • site
  • soap
  • sqlmap
  • time-tracker


Prado uses phpunit ( for testing, phing ( for building, and Selenum ( for web browser emulation.

Running phing with no arguments will show you the different tests/builds that are setup in build.xml.

Buildfile: /yourcodepath/build.xml

prado > help:


    Welcome to use PRADO build script!
    You may use the following command format to build a target:

              phing   <target name>

    where <target name> can be one of the following:

    For all PRADO developers:
    - test           : run unit tests (results are under /build/test-reports)
    - coverage       : run unit tests collecting coverage informations
    - functionaltest : run funcitonal tests (requires Selenium Server)
    - lint           : run lint on framework
    - lint-demos     : run lint on demos


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