All new CakePHP Tips Summer 2014

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For CakePHP2.x Awesome CakePHP Check out this all new awesome CakePHP list: awesome-cakephp Star it, fork it, enhance it 🙂 Note the cake3 branch that will proabably soon be filled rapidly with all new shiny CakePHP3 resources and plugins. There…

CakePHP flash messages 2.0

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This is a topic often discussed. What is the best approach? While I might not have the best, I sure have a fully working one since 2008 and CakePHP1.3. I still use it in all 2.x apps. It is easy…

Generating PDFs with CakePHP

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The recommended approach is to use the CakePHP plugin CakePdf for this. With that plugin it is "a piece of cake" to output HTML views as PDF or render them to files for download/emailing etc. You can obviously just use…

Using Composer

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There are quite a few good articles on this topic, already. Especially on how to leverage it for CakePHP projects. See using-composer-with-cakephp-2-dot-x or maybe installing-cakephp-with-composer So I won’t go into detail too much. It is worth noting that composer really…

Continuous Integration with Jenkins

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CI with Jenkins and GitHub is especially interesting for private repositories, as CI with Travis is mainly for free GitHub repos (unless you have Travis Pro, of course). But since Jenkins is OpenSource and free, it might make sense to…

AJAX and CakePHP

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I don’t know why I didn’t post about AJAX earlier. It is probably one of the topics that most don’t really know how to approach. The docs don’t say much about it, and so many try to rely on (outdated)…

CakeFest 2013

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You can see that I have been quite busy by the huge amount of blog posts the last couple of weeks 🙂 Well, except for my 2 weeks of holidays right now. Currently I am in Dubai. So, before hitting…