If you are a novice developer, with very basic programming skills then PHsPeed is a great product for you to create prototypes. With the built-in wizards and components, you can already create amazing applications in a very short time. In many situations, you might have the need to change the standard behavior. In PHsPeed this is done with PHP, but you don't need much PHP knowledge to be able to do just that. If you look at the samples that you find on this website then most of them are created with very little custom PHP code. It should give you a good insight into the power of PHsPeed.