Don't Use It, You Lose It

Posted on Mar 31 2008 in Web Development

A friend of mine has been using CakePHP to solve some problems where he works lately, and has been asking me for some help here and there. I always love to help as much as I can, but lately I've found my advice when it comes to CakePHP to be …


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Write a Reasonably Complex Application with CakePHP/Drake/Drupal?

Posted on Jul 24 2007 in Web Development

This post is in reply to a comment on a previous article that I thought contained some good questions:

Hi Josh,

Saw your post on the cakePHP list regarding Drake, here http://groups.google.com/group/cake-php/browse_thread/thread/4d0ad8b73a5... .

I'm hoping you won't mind answering a couple of questions …


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Understanding CakePHP Associations

Posted on Jun 06 2007 in Web Development

CakePHP uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) concept as a framework to encapsulate the three basic layers of an application. Models, the component of the MVC framework that connect the application to the data, are especially good at describing relational databases. One of the questions that seems to come up alot on …


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Mssql_Table Behavior for CakePHP 1.2.x

Posted on Jun 05 2007 in Web Development

I've been using CakePHP 1.2.x for projects at work, where our primary database back-end is Microsoft SQL Server. Maybe I'm just missing something, but it seems to me that SQL Server outputs datetime values in an odd way (by odd, I mean not parsable by strtotime). When pulling …


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Cake, Drake, and Drupal: My Search for the Ultimate PHP Framework

Posted on Jun 03 2007 in Web Development

At work a few months ago, I was directed to start looking into some options for developing small database applications. So, I set out on my quest to find the best solution out there. Several weeks, and at least as many frameworks later, I finally found a solution that seems …


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