I’ve decided to spend less of my free time on blogging and more on learning new things. I had planned to change this site to run on WordPress, but have decided instead to learn Ruby on Rails. From what I can see it is (in many ways) similar to CakePHP (which I love) but with… Continue reading Riding on Rails
If you are like me, you prefer to have a specific url mapped to your applications control panel/backend etc. This is usually something along the lines of www.url.com/admin or www.url.com/cms. Normally during the CakePHP “bake” process, the system will ask you what you want your admin route to be (default “admin”). Once this has been… Continue reading Developing with CakePHP: Creating a simple admin control panel
You could simply code: but thats the “noob” way, a real coder creates a function… Update: 13/05/2018 Sigh What was wrong with me back then, this would have been so much better. Keep it simple, stupid!
A short while ago I posted about testing if a variable exists in a list and I spoke about the MySQL “IN” keyword. I realised this week that not everyone knows about the MySQL “IN” keyword, so I’ve decided to explain this very handy SQL keyword. Lets say you have a user table with the… Continue reading MySQL: filtering results from a list of id's
It has been a while since I have posted here, mainly due to the time consuming period that is the festive season and also because I am discovering that I am getting fairly annoyed by Drupal as a blog tool and am trying out the new WordPress as an alternative. For now I have a… Continue reading Life of a developer
Here’s one line of code to get the last day of a month: $last_day = date(‘t’, mktime(0, 0, 1, $month_variable, 1, $year_variable)); How much more difficult do you want it to be ???
As a PHP developer of almost four years now, I often still come across little problems in coding that make me do the good ol Google search to find the answer. (someday I will have memorised the entire PHP manual, but today is not that day ;-). Anyway today I was asked about how to… Continue reading Delving deeper into the PHP lake…testing if a variable exists in a list
Whenever I have to output a numbered list of data I usually run the following code to achieve the required result. but I have discovered a lovely little function that does all this for me. now I simply call and it automatically outputs the next numeric. Great! Simple and easy to use…..that’s the way to… Continue reading Simple PHP increment function
Something of a first for me. I recently started playing around with the CakePHP framework again. I have had some (little) experience with it in the past and with the launch of two CakePHP books I decided it was high time I learned how to use this awesome framework properly. A few days later I… Continue reading My first published article.