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I was wondering what sort of tools are available that used by experts for creating php projects in a short space of time. I need to create a prototype of an e-commerce site within weeks.  i have looked into Embarcadero RAD studio xe2. what are your opinions on this suite? and please advice on alternatives.

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u can use joomla, in which module of oscommerce or magento is resent it will be developed easily
Well there are 2 things.  
IDEs for writing your code and frameworks for simplifying your code.

For IDEs there are plenty of freely available applications that are very powerful.
Notepad ++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
Netbeans http://netbeans.org/downloads/

This is not a free one but also very good and good price http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php

The next one is Frameworks which use MVC pattern site development with lots of built in modules and classes for rapid development.

I like Yii very much http://www.yiiframework.com/
There is also Codeignitor http://codeigniter.com/
Or Zend http://www.zend.com/en/

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