administrator    17 Feb 2024
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This version brings all the goodies that we reported in the previous posts.

This version brings all the goodies that we reported in the previous posts. Enjoy!

Of course, we are already working on version 3.4.

One of the significant questions is when we will support HTTPS from within our IDE. It was not our highest priority, as you can always deploy your application under https. However, some users argued that HTTP is not mainstream anymore and that security departments demanded that they should work under HTTPS, and HTTP was about to become forbidden. As we listen to our customer's needs, we have been working to achieve that. The current status is that 3.4 will allow HTTPS from within the IDE. There is a catch, though.

PHsPeed uses a self-signing certificate running under localhost. Many browsers will not allow that due to more restrictive security measures. We solved that in our embedded Chromium browser by automatically accepting this certificate. In Chrome, you can also do this, but the browser will signal that the connection is not safe (due to the self-signed certificate). You might need to set up a certificate of your own, mainly if you use another browser. I.e., a let's encrypt certificate.

Another important question was about the restrictions that Chrome is implementing that will prevent the use of externally stored javascript and other libraries and its consequences for applications that are developed with PHsPeed. If you use PHsPeed as it comes out of the box, then you are safe. PHsPeed uses its own library that you need to deploy on your server. You can find all that is necessary in the _libs folder. However, it is possible to configure PHsPeed to use external references. An advantage would be that you always run the latest version of the libraries, but the main disadvantage until now has been that new versions could introduce issues. We are having an internal discussion on whether you should deprecate the use of embedding externally hosted libraries. Please let us know your thoughts. If the steps of Chrome are being followed by other parties (probably Edge, and maybe Firefox or Brave), then it is very likely that we will deprecate this feature of PHsPeed. For users that rely on this, there is no need to worry as you can easily switch over to locally hosted libs by setting just a parameter and uploading the runtime.

Fixes and enhancements for version 3.4 are currently:

  • PHPMailer: automatic cleaning of addresses and attachments
  • added move to clipboard autoloader
  • reorganised UI to support lower-resolution screens
  • relocated functions to make the IDE less overwhelming
  • added edit functions for Project attachments
  • added php autoloader to the component file
  • run button added pull down to enable/disable debug mode and shortcuts
  • bugfix: redir in non-ajax situations will now work as expected
  • Added documentation entry in the project tree to support SQL (ddl) and (readme) rtf files. It is now possible to deploy your application with the appropriate documentation and DDL (PHsPeed uses this for some of the sample applications)
  • bugfix: debugger stops itself after a network error. Prior the IDE would become unresponsive.
  • support for HTTPS in the IDE

Happy coding!

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