Getting Started

To get started with the Raxan Framework follow the instructions listed below:

Download and Install

If you haven't yet done so, please download and install the latest version from the Raxan website. See the Downloading and Installation Instructions web page for more information.

Reading the User Guide

You can start by reading the Introduction and General Topics to become familiar with the framework or have quick look at the Hello World demo application.

Choosing a good PHP Editor

While it is true that you can use just about any text editor to code your applications, I would recommend that you go the way of using an IDE to increase productivity. There are many Open Source and commercial PHP IDEs available for you to choose from but my personal favorite is the open source NetBeans PHP IDE.

The NetBeans IDE includes support for "Code Templates" (or snippets) that can greatly accelerate your development process. To easy the process of coding web applications, we have created a set of Code Templates that can be downloaded from our download page.

Getting Help

The Raxan Community is available to help you with any questions that you might have in regards to the framework. Please feel free to join the community and share your thoughts and ideas.

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