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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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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 […]

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Stream Video with CakePHP pt.1

Have you ever wanted to build your own streaming platform that rivals Netflix (Hulu, Peacock, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple Tv, HBO Max, etc.)? Well, if I knew how to do that I probably would be too rich to blog, but I can help you create a basic video streaming service backed by CakePHP! To accomplish […]

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Blocking Disposable and Nonexistent User Emails

With disposable email websites readily available it’s important to add an extra verification layer to your sign ups, and email opt-ins! Plus, who needs all those extra rows clogging up your database. In this post I’ll show you how to detect disposable emails, and nonexistent domains. Be sure to check out Cake’s email-queue plugin, along […]