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What Are the Best Books for CakePHP Development?

(This post has affiliate links) Developers are knowledge workers and as such it pays to invest in the knowledge they work with, but how do you know which sources of knowledge are the best? Historically books were hard to produce and distribute so you could trust any that made it into your hands. Nowadays any […]

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Real-Time Search With AJAX and CakePHP

As I type away at my 9 to 5 I get a request from an executive to create a “real-time search bar for the employees-dashboard”. A fairly typical request for a code monkey like myself and, at first glance, an easily solvable problem. Several hours of caffeine fueled spaghetti code later, and several more hours […]

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The Best CakeFest Talks, So Far

Every year CakePHP hosts an event called CakeFest where all the coolest cake creators gather to talk about their creations. When I began my journey with CakePHP I found the archived talks incredibly useful for catching me up to speed with the finer points. I did not include some of the older CakeFests, as I […]

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CakePHP Voice Search, Select, and Synthesis

Have you ever wondered how to add voice input to your various forms, and fields? If you did, you probably need a new hobby away from screens, but lucky for you I also need a new hobby that isn’t rotting my retinas! In this week’s addition of Tuesday Tutorials I’ll walk you through how to […]

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CakePHP and Namecheap Hosting

You’ve created an amazing CakePHP app that runs perfectly on your local machine. All your friends think it’s quite possibly the coolest thing that’s ever existed, but the rest of the world will never know about it because you have no idea how to publish a CakePHP app to the world wide web. Well, this […]

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Sending Text Messages With CakePHP

Have you ever wanted to spam your friends phone with endless photos of cats, but felt like you didn’t have the time? Well, my devious friend, I’ll show you how to do that, and more, with the power of CakePHP and email! Sending Text From Email For those of you that don’t know, you can […]

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AJAX Notifications in CakePHP

Notifications can help get the users attention about important events. If you’re here I probably don’t have to explain what notifications are to you, but I like to have a little preamble introducing the topic. In this blog I’ll show you how to create custom notifications in CakePHP using AJAX. Creating Our Script For this […]

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CakePHP and Active Directory

If your company uses Active Directory (AD) to store information for their employees, then why have that information duplicated on your database? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use AD so that you’ll be able to store all data in one centralized location! Setting Up The Plugin Assuming you’ve got you’re project up […]

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Top 3 IDEs to use with CakePHP

IDEs can bring out the intellectual zealot in even the most mild mannered programmers. I choose these 3 IDEs based on their wide use, feature set, and, most importantly, their ability to aid you in your CakePHP app. PHPStorm PHPStorm by JetBrains is an IDE built specifically for PHP. It has live web page editing […]

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CakePHP APIs and Voice Commands

For this project you’ll need Google Assistant either enabled on your phone, or in miniature speaker form. First we’ll set up an API to accept our request, then we’ll use IFTTT to create a command on our Google Assistant. Setting up an API Creating The Skeleton First we’ll create our project skeleton, then we’ll add […]