You’ve probably already heard about the PHP-GTK extension that allows you to write client-side gui apps in PHP – no web browser required 😉
Already some impressive examples are available:
- PHPMole – a modular integrated development environment
- Agata Report – a graphical client for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and other databases
- Teak – an IMAP mail client
- NewzRider – a newsreader (NNTP) client
Check out Andrei Zmievski’s presentation at conf.php.net for a full introduction to GTK and some great screenshots. Or read this interview to find out more how the extension came about. Or if you want to jump right in and start coding this tutorial at Zend will start you off with all the basics you need to know.