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Top Posts of 2020

How’s your year been? I’ve had a great year, besides the whole virus. Staying inside all day for months on end does have some upsides though, for example, I started this blog! Did you make any cool stuff during quarantine? I didn’t. Here’s the best of the posts I did this year! 4. CakePHP Voice […]

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Surveys CakePHP Tutorial Part 1

Last Thursday I received a request to do an application tutorial, so I figured no better time than Tutorial Tuesday! In this two-part tutorial, we will be covering some of the basics of CakePHP application development starting today with database design. I will walk you through different association types and how you can use them […]

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Free APIs for Your Next CakePHP Project

You’re one curl request away from your next great project idea. When hacking together a project you don’t want to get bogged down in the details like validating emails. You want to get started on the actual fun part! Whether that’s serving up random jokes of the day or starting your own blog these free […]

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Versioning Your Resource Files in CakePHP

If you have AJAX interactions on your page, or recently went through a style overhaul in your application you’ve probably run into the problem of users having cached versions of resource files. Instead of forcing your users to clear their cache, you can version your resource files! This is easy to implement and saves you […]

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CakePHP on Windows with WSL 1

Not enough people use WSL. If you’re a web developer using windows I’m officially mandating that you use it! My pompous and unwarranted opinions aside I’ll show you how to set up CakePHP and WSL so that you’re no longer hindered by the bondage of Windows! Enable WSL In order to enable WSL, you need […]

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Adding Character Count to Textareas

Continuing my Textarea saga. Users are an unfortunate reality of the software development cycle. Ideally, the perfect code I write sits idly in a box readily available, scalable, containerized, and any other jargon you can think of, but we do not live in a perfect world. Anyway, here’s a tutorial for how to add a […]

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Best of CakePHP – November 2020

I spend a lot of time thinking and reading about the CakePHP framework, so I come across lots of interesting articles. I’ve decided to put together a list of all my favorite articles from the month of November on CakePHP. You can also find my list of best CakeFest talks here. Hope you enjoy it! […]

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How to use BETWEEN in CakePHP – Quick Slice

Pssst… Wanna know how to use a SQL BETWEEN statement in CakePHP without having to use an anonymous function? Here ‘ya go. (Shamelessly stolen from Stack Overflow) Hope you enjoyed your slice of Cake 🍰

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Upcoming Trends for CakePHP Developers

Keeping up with trends in development is important for a long-lasting career, but with hot new JavaScript frameworks being released every few days what’s a developer TODO? Different technologies matter to different careers but there are some new names online that every CakePHP developer should know. PHP 8 With PHP 8 being released today, Thanksgiving […]

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Can You Have Markdown in the CakePHP Form Helper?

It’s no secret that the default HTML toolkit is pretty lackluster, at least compared to the plethora of hand-holding tools offered to the average MS Office user nowadays. Make your users feel more at home by adding markdown to your textareas, you could also check out my guide on how to use voice input. With […]