IBT PHP Library

 
Home Features Download Documentation  

Features

Shell Design
The IPL has a unique ability to separate code from content from design in a very modular and efficient fashion. This functionality is created by providing the programmer with a shell in which to work. This shell is brought together at runtime by the IPL itself, and all of the parts of the IPL are processed in a smooth and orderly fashon. This helps set the IPL apart from most other PHP libraries.

Modular Design and Dot-Syntax
All classes and actions are now well structured. By making use of a dot-syntax, similar to the way that Java handles imports and instanciations, you can now import and instanciate classes and actions that are a part of the library. A new directory structure and logical directory assignments now make the library easier than ever to navigate.

Custom Displays
You decide how your pages are processed and what module layers to access in what order. Your display procedure is your own.

Internal Functionality
Internal functionality is what brings the IPL together when the programmer's work is complete. The IPL uses internal processing to combine and process all of the layers of the IPL layered processing methodology and quickly deliver a final product at runtime.

Layered Processing
The IPL processes pages based on a layered processing methodology. The library makes use of multiple process layers. The following order is the default processing order:

  1. Global Preprocessing
  2. Local Preprocessing
  3. Page Preprocessing
  4. Error Processing
  5. Notice Processing
  6. Content Processing
    • Shell Processing and Display
    • Content Display

Dynamic Content Switching
Switch display content dynamically during logic processing.

Dynamic SSL Switching
Switch Secure Socket Layers on and off dynamically or via external queries to the IPL. (under development and testing)

Action Scripts
Action scripts are PHP documents that work with one or more library class, but are, themselves, included into another layer.

Workflow Engine
Steps are currently being taken to integrate a third party workflow engine into the library. The original workflow engine has been removed from the IPL to prepare room.

Simple Configuration
Configuration of the IPL is fast and easy. There are multiple configuration classes for the library that can be modified. Steps are being taken to convert these configuration files to an XML format. The IPL is also out-of-the-box operational.

Database Access
Database access is greatly simplified through the use of the Database class.

Data Manipulation
Easily manipulate data types, compact, decompact, encode, and decode data with the DataManip class.

Email Processing
Create and send complex or simple emails through use of the Email class.

Error Processing
It is easy to send errors and notices to the IPL or process them yourself.

Graphing
Graphing is now easier than ever with the latest graphing class. Dynamically generate charts and graphs based on any dataset.

Header Manipulation
Manipulate or read page headers to modify content types, site information, create forward scripts, and more.

INI File Manipulation
Manipulate or read INI configuration files.

LDAP Directory Access
Authenticate against LDAP directory servers.

System Information Access
Pass queries to the IPL or use a built in class to retrieve basic system and version information.

Sourceforge.net Page
Visit our Sourceforge.net project page.


© Copyright 2004-2005 Inspired by Technology