PHPRunner 9.8 Beta

3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 (41 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008/Server 2012/Vista / Shareware; $399.00 / 2,944 downloads

PHPRunner creates a set of PHP pages to access and modify MySQL database. Using generated PHP pages users can search, sort, edit, delete, and add data into database. It is easy to learn, you can get started in just 15 minutes. Easy to use wizard-like interface. Generates pure PHP code. Numerous search modes. Add, view, edit and delete pages. Creates password protected PHP pages.

Reviews of PHPRunner

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ricardo N.

    Reviewing 5.2 (May 5, 2010)

    This software has a simple interface but generates robust applications. For developers beginners like me, its assistant is very comfortable. And once you start to learn more about the software, very interesting developments can be done. Of course, it does not replace the knowledge of the developer; nothing can replace that knowledge, but it supports it. Furthermore, it is remarkable not only the software but also the support provided by the author of the software. In my opinion, PHPRunner is highly recommended that deserves at least be tested.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.1 Beta (Oct 3, 2009)

    This software works and must be used to be understood. I got this up and running real fast and got my idea to a "proof of concept" level, really fast. Uploaded it to the web site and it works....don't go off piste and your fine. I have amazed other engineers in my field by the shear speed of implementation (they are using other proprietary fully customizable tools) and sometimes too much choice is a bad thing. The tyranny of too much (the paradox of choice) has been a catastrophe for the software world. Get out have some fun, cheap and quick...really great tool....definitely for those not programming inter ballistic targeting functions :)

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.0 Build 444 (Nov 5, 2008)

    The short review - This product should cost $20 at most, and be used only by non-WebDevelopers that need a quick and dirty application. If you're a web-developer, there are many other better and cheaper solutions out there. You really should look elsewhere for web accessible database solutions using PHP.

    This product is only useful for people that are not web developers. It’s priced way too high for the limited customization it provides.

    The code is messy to try and customize. Once pages are customized, PHPRunner will fail to update the pages (like if you’ve added a column to your database). You have to end up resetting the entire page and starting from scratch.

    The code is all over the place, splitting things between PHP, Smarty and their own hand-written script language that has no good documentation.

    Updates to the product few and far between and when updates to come out, bugs remain broken and promised features remain unimplemented.

    Contrary to their marketing, the Wizard interface is very restrictive and not friendly to navigation. There are not many built-in configuration options and the options that do exist are confusing as to their meaning (if the customization options were so good, when you read the forums, why do the answers from the developers want you to hack this code, hack that code, “oh you can’t do that their, you need to add an event to do that”.

    The Visual Editing is the worst WYSIWYG editor ever. They use the MSHTML editor, but it’s not setup properly, it constantly rewrites your code (and causes things like javascript to not work). The tried to get Smarty integrated and understood by the MSHTML editor, but they only support the Smarty tags they use, the second you add a Smarty tag that they don’t recognize, MSHTML tried to format it as HTML and you’re code is rewritten for you.

    The built-in code editors have NO features. You can’t search or even replace, within a single event, let alone a global search and replace in all Events (which means just writte your code externally to PHPRunner and then have PHPRunner events call your own functions).

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