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 relations, even though I…

CakePHP and Heroku

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I was impressed with how straight forward it is to set up CakePHP apps on Heroku (or probably any Cloud solution probably). And it is free here for basic applications, especially for trying it out. Prepare your app Your application…

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…

Tutorial: CakePHP & Tagging

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This article mainly shows the power of a Rapid Development Framework like CakePHP. The full plugin documentation can be found directly in the repository. Let’s imagine we have some blog posts in our database and we need to quickly add…

CakePHP 3.6 is coming

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The first betas have landed already. Make your plugins and apps 3.6-ready now. It is actually rather easy – better to be proactive now and have a small migration path than a big fallout and some surprises in a few…

CakePHP Tips 2015

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Most tips are for 2.x and 3.x as they have been applied to both versions. Complex radio inputs A while back I posted a tip about deep array options for select input form fields. With my recent path for 2.6…

CakePHP Meetups

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About Meetups are a great opportunity to get in touch with other companies or people that use CakePHP. It is a good place to share experiences and find people even that might have similar interests or who could even join…

CakePHP 3.0 Migration Notes

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Trying to migrate my CakeFest app for this year’s event, I made some notes regarding the upgrade process from 2.x to 3.x. I completed them during the upgrade of my Sandbox app to 3.0. And adjusted them after RC2 and…