CakePHP Tips Summer 2019

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This year I want to quickly put a few useful things out there again for you in terms of CakePHP development and ecosystem. CakePHP 4 preview Check out CakePHP 4 while it is still not RC (release candidate) and therefore…

DTOs in CakePHP

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Data Transfer Objects in PHP have been around for some time. Martin Fowler proposed something here in his architecture book and blog posts back in 2004 even. Also, this article from 2010 describes the idea. They are also heavily used…

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Test composer dependencies with prefer-lowest

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This 4 year old post already blogged about it. Surprisingly many libraries still don’t use it in their CI system yet. The –prefer-lowest option has been added around that time. Composer documentation says: "Useful for testing minimal versions of requirements"….