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Environment specific CakePHP Configuration in CakePHP 2 and CakePHP 3

I presented a talk at CakeFest 2015 about CakePHP configuration by extracting the differences in your app that are unique to each operating environment out into config files and I wanted to sum up the approach here. There is a repo available with sample CakePHP 3 / CakePHP 2 apps and well-annotated slides.


To start, […]

Now Hiring – CakePHP Developer

Loadsys is looking for a ‪‎CakePHP‬ Developer, contract-to-hire (or full-time), to join our team. Must reside in the United States.

Skills needed include:

Strong skills w/ CakePHP 2.X
Some experience w/ CakePHP 3
Javascript (Ember.js a plus)
Git (GitHub)

Unit testing experience is a major plus, but not required.

Our full-time package offers a 401k plan, 4 weeks of vacation […]

CakePHP 3, Use It In Pieces

One of the key goals of CakePHP 3 as discussed recently was making CakePHP 3 more decoupled. CakePHP 3 has achieved that goal very nicely. Take a look at the CakePHP organization’s repos on GitHub and you will find a long list of decoupled collections of classes that are all part of the overall […]

Wireframes with Ember.js

Much has already been written about the client side JavaScript framework for building ambitious web applications, Ember.js. If you’ve heard of Ember.js, then you likely know that it has a somewhat high learning curve. That comes with being a full featured framework.

We at Loadsys have started using Ember.js for more than just complex web […]

Getting Started with Ember CLI

The easiest to start building Ember.js apps is with ember-cli. This tool defines a conventional way to organize Ember.js code, has generators for creating the appropriate new files, and defines how the assets get built into 2 compiled files. It is installed with npm, so you’ll need nodejs.

If you do not have nodejs installed, […]

Introduction to CakePHP 3

CakePHP 3.0 is currently in the second Beta, so today we will go over the goals of CakePHP 3.0, some of the major changes and how you should start using it.

Goals of CakePHP 3

What are the goals of CakePHP 3? This is actually the easiest question to answer. The Cake core team provided that […]

Should your new CakePHP feature be a Plugin?

If you are working with a CakePHP application and you’re about to add a new “feature,” you may be considering making it a Plugin. There are a lot of benefits to Cake plugins, including containing the feature all in one place and making it reusable between projects. However, they aren’t always the right tool […]

CakePHP 1.3 and Forward-Compatible Unit Tests

If you want to write unit tests against a 1.3 CakePHP application (and you should want to write unit tests), using this TestCase class and Mockery will let you use forward-compatible PHPUnit-style assertions by temporarily translating them to SimpleTest assertions. The benefit being that your tests will break less when upgrading the project to […]

CakePHP Ember Skeleton

The landscape of web application development is constantly changing. New technologies pop up all around, and “definition” of a modern web application becomes more and more complex.

Ember.js is one of these new technologies. It is a rich front end application framework for developing ambitious web applications. Ember borrows many core ideas from desktop frameworks […]

CakePHP 2.0 and Twitter Bootstrap

The Twitter Bootstrap css library is a great starting point for putting together nice looking web apps. We’ve found it very useful for building wireframes quickly. Giving clients something they can actually use and click on in a web browser is wonderful. The bootstrap has many different UI elements that can be combined to […]