Datapod 2.0 Project

by Edward Tanguay
"Datapod is a free, open-source framework that enables you to make interactive, password-protected, database-driven websites. Since the database is nothing more than a SQLite3 file, it works simply by copying the files into any directory under any PHP web server."

Background

My Datapod project has four main purposes:

If you are interested in using Datapod to learn web development skills or build websites, and these instructions are not enough or you have questions, please contact me.

Background information, videos, and older versions of Datapod 1.0 can be found on my old Datapod sites.

Otherwise, have fun with Datapod 2.0! Start learning here: Setup Datapod and Development Environment.

2.00.05 Fixed minor issues in adminer and AJAX showcase - 2016-03-25 - download latest version here

fixes

2.00.04 Reorganization and showcase links - 2016-03-24 - download

features

2.00.03 jQuery Base with safe AJAX and search - 2016-03-21 - download

features

2.00.02 General cleanup and debugging functionality - 2016-03-10 - download

features

2.00.01 Pod-like Structure with jQuery Base - 2016-03-09 - download

fixes

2.00.00 Pod-like Structure with jQuery Base - 2016-03-08

features

Setup Datapod and Development Environment

Current insructions are for Windows only. The instructions for Mac and Linux are similar but details will vary.

INSTALL XAMPP (ENABLES LOCAL WEBSITES WITH PHP)

<?php
echo "hello world";

INSTALL DATAPOD

(at this point, you can learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL all by editing the files with any text editor, e.g. NotePad or NotePad++, but for a professional developer's editor, continue on and install NetBeans below)

INSTALL NETBEANS (PROFESSIONAL CODE EDITOR)

(at this point, you have everything you need to develop site on your own computer, if you have an account at a web provider and want to upload your site to your web provider so that it is available on the internet, continue on and install FileZilla below)

INSTALL FILEZILLA

GET PHP WEBHOSTING

Web Development Tutorials

One of the most straight-forward tutorials for non-developers on the web to learn the pragmatic basics of web development is w3schools.

Their tutorials have short pages describing each part of the technology with simple explanations and interactive examples so you can alter them online and see the effects of your changes, even the SQL tutorial has an online database which you can use to test sample SQL queries.

These are the core technologies you'll need to make websites with Datapod: