Very useful CakePHP Code Snippets

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A small collection of useful Cake Snippets for all projects made with Cake. First of all: Keep it DRY If you have several projects I recommend extending vendor classes. require_once(VENDORS.’my_model.php’); class AppModel extends MyModel {} Same for AppController, AppHelper, bootstrap…

All new CakePHP Tips and Tricks

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This is supposed to be a list of useful tricks gathered over many months. First Templates, then Bake, then Adjustments The usual workflow for a new project should be Create your custom templates Bake your crud actions using this very…

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About PHP basics and pitfalls

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AND, && and & Usually you use && in favor of AND. At least, I prefer! Cake code conventions state the same. But they do exactly the same: They "intelligently" match the conditions and abort as SOON as the first…

CakePHP Beginner Tips

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Based on CakePHP1.x. Valid for 2.x (see updates below). Apache Server For Windows use WAMPServer2 and select "Apache" => "Apache Modules" => "rewrite_module". Thats all there is. Cake should now work out of the box without any other modifications. Database…

Useful Windows 7 Tricks

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We all agree that Windows 7 is the most sophisticated version so far. WinXP is totally outdated, ME and Vista were crap. But despite the more stable workstation and some really good new features windows still lacks some basic stuff…

Useful hidden functions

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There are some handy cake functions you might not have used or even heard of, yet. Debugging Most beginners use print_r() to debug variables. Without <pre> tags its really hard to read, though. Use pr($var) or debug($var) to debug this…