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12-29-2007, 05:18 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Well, I think there are enough tutorials on topics like MVC and OOP in general.
PHP is a very useful language but it's mostly used for websites. In fact you can create GUI- and console (e.g. by using ncurses) applications but these features are quite unknown and there is not much literature about that. I've only seen one book about PHP-Gtk written in 2005. There are plenty of books about PHP itself but not many for those 'advanced' users.
So in my opinion it's more meaningful to create tutorials on those barely known features of PHP. Today I discovered a PECL extension to compile PHP code to get binary files which can be used like an ordinary Windows ".exe" file. That's quite useful when you need to write proprietary code in PHP. There's also a PHP extension called PHP-Gtk which adds functionality to create 'real' GUI applications using PHP.
Perhaps a subforum for PHP-Gtk would make sense. I'm using PHP-Gtk for some months now and it's really great. I've been looking for forums about PHP-Gtk but I wasn't able to find anything except of mailing lists and a PHP IRC which isn't a real replacement for a forum. PHP-Gtk is rarely unknown and many tutorials I was able to find were only cover PHP-Gtk 1. If TalkPHP will introduce such a subforum I'm consent to help by creating tutorials, etc. What do you think of such a forum?
Thank you very much for your responses.
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