CakePHP to Rails

In a blog comment, Nate Todd lays out an extensive description of why he switched from a PHP based framework (CakePHP) to Ruby on Rails. The points he makes reflect a lot of what I hear from people coming to rails, and some I’ve made myself – albeit not as eloquently as those you’ll find [...]

Nate Koechley on the YUI Library CSS components

If you ever find yourself doing layouts on the web, you owe it to yourself (and your clients) to take the YAHOO! CSS Foundation for a spin. There are other CSS frameworks out there (I really prefer blueprint‘s naming conventions for example, and am looking forward to seeing future updates), but not all are as [...]

Dummy text at your fingertips

Sometimes I find myself in need of more than just the block of Lorem Ipsum text that magically appears from typing “lorem” and hitting tab in Textmate. Sure, I could use a handy widget, but flipping back and forth from the dashboard gets tiresome after a few iterations.

The Upcoming API as a CakePHP Model

As part of a calendar-of-events application, I needed a way to easily publish and update our events to external services, such as Upcoming or Eventful. Here are a few tools to help you integrate your CakePHP application with the community events service formerly known as upcoming.org (now known as just simply, Upcoming). Felix Geisendörfer has [...]

Upcoming.org API wrapper for PHP4

Sounds like Upcoming.org is set for some upgrades (does version 2.0 of a Web 2.0 application == 4.0? :) ) next week. Aside from a yahoo account merge, they are keeping things pretty close to the vest. Maybe the documentation wiki will be reincarnated. The suggestion board is nice, but doesn’t have the same information. [...]

Constants, Paths and ecetera in CakePHP

It took me longer than it should have to find the Global Constants And Functions section of the CakePHP Manual. At least I seem to remember searching for it a few times. Maybe I was looking for something with a vague keyword. Ah, yes – how to get the path to a specific directory in [...]

Recursive (multidimensional) array search in PHP

If you are looking to do a recursive array search in PHP (and don’t feel like writing your own), you might have tried a number of the functions described in the comments section of the array_search page in the manual. Just for future reference, I have tried a few, but not all of them worked [...]