Using CakePHP for A School Project – Proof of Concept

Before I start let me say that CakePHP is great. I love it to death. Currently, I'm coding a semester long class project for a friend. I'm trying to illustrate just how much faster it is to create a web application using CakePHP than anything else … [Read more...]

WYBISYG – What You Bake Is What You Get – CakePHP + FCKEditor

Now i doubt it has crossed anyone's mind to use CakePHP to create a custom content management system (CMS). Even though you're not designing a full blown CMS, sometimes it's nice to give novice users a way to create HTML content for a website or web … [Read more...]

CakePHP Bake – Baking Models, Controllers and Views the CakePHP 1.2 Way

Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker's Man One of the things that sold me on CakePHP is the bake routine. This is basically code generation for the lazy types like myself. It was good in CakePHP version 1.1, now it's just awesome. The only way they can … [Read more...]

The CakePHP Bakery Is Out Of Yeast

Today I popped onto the CakePHP Bakery looking for the obAuth Component. To my surprise, I got a blank page. Seems like there's a database issue. Here's hoping that it's not down for too long. Update (11/20/07): Most of the stuff is back up … [Read more...]

CakePHP vs. Ruby On Rails – A Very Bias Look at Why I Choose CakePHP

First of let me state that this post is very bias towards CakePHP. Truth be told, I haven't even installed or used Ruby on Rails. The closest I've come is looking at various code snippets I've found around. With that said, you may want to stop … [Read more...]

Cute CakePHP Trick of the Day – GenerateList Empty Slot In List

With this post I'm introducing a new segment to this blog: Cute CakePHP Trick of the Day. This is basically going to be a learn as I learn sort of thing. There are always a bunch of little things that I want to do in CakePHP, but just haven't … [Read more...]

Give Me 15 Minutes and I’ll Make You A jQuery Expert

Introduction In the spirit of rapid web development, I've stumbled upon jQuery. Here's a testimonial from a jQuery user: You start with 10 lines of jQuery that would have been 20 lines of tedious DOM JavaScript. By the time you are done it's down … [Read more...]

The Secret of CakePHP Advanced Routing – Even Better URLs

The power of CakePHP has a lot to do with conventions. The framework (like many others) harnesses its power by enforcing certain conventions and standards that users must follow. You name your database tables, file names, etc; a particular way and … [Read more...]