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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 […]

CakePHP Metadata Plugin

The metadata plugin simplifies the setting of HTML page meta data. Web site meta tags are often the same for every page, but a few could vary between requests. The purpose of the metadata plugin is to eliminate view or layout logic for setting meta tags data. It is also meant to encapsulate the […]

CakePHP JSON API Plugin (Code Release)

Loadsys has released a CakePHP plugin to aid in the creation of JSON APIs. This plug-in contains a few helpful classes for both the API side and a CakePHP JSON API consumer. This post will cover one of the pieces from that plug-in called the Server Response Component.
Installation
cd app/plugins
git clone git@github.com:loadsys/JSON-API.git json_api

GitHub Repo URL:  […]

Loadsys to Give Away Tech Books Twice a Month

We have decided to start pushing education and different technologies by giving away educational material on every 1st and 15th of the month.  There is no catch, but be sure to read the directions below on how to enter.

Book topics that will be included in the giveaway are:

CakePHP
Ajax (in particular JQuery)
MySQL
No-SQL Databases (ie. Mongo, […]