Improved CakePHP ErrorHandler

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Some might already know the improved error handler parts of the Tools plugin from CakePHP 2 or 3. Here I rewrite and publish those now for the 2020 CakePHP 4 scope. Motivation The main goal of the error.log is to…

Leverage your IDE

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Using the example of PhpStorm 2020.1 and a state-of-the-art CakePHP 4 app. Preliminary remarks The following ideally should adhere to any IDE and framework. I just can’t verify and confirm them all, thus the selection at hand. Please be so…

Flash Messages in CakePHP 4

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This replaces the old and outdated v2+ article about this topic. Looking back at v3 As the old article was still from CakePHP 2 days, the CakePHP 3 version was already its own plugin. It was moved to a standalone…

Exposing records in CakePHP

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… using UUIDs (universally unique identifiers) on top of the existing AIID (auto-increment ID) primary keys. Introduction I first have to explain a bit where I am coming from regarding this topic. Over 13 years ago (~2007) I started some…

CakePHP Tips Winter 2020

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Over the last months, I collected some useful tips again for CakePHP apps and development you might find useful. Data Integrity for your DB content I usually also don’t take this into account when creating new table relations, even though…

Virtual query fields in CakePHP

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This basically compliments the article about virtual entity fields. Note that those entity ones are not creating custom SQL queries, but work/operate on the existing entity data. Now, the query ones, however, usually involve custom SQL snippets to fetch the…