Reader Input: Picking A CMS – Part 1

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In The Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Define The Problem In the past, I've done some freelance Web Development and Web Design for different clients. One question I've always had to ask myself is: How will the user be updating this … [Read more...]

A Bit On Open Source And Some Baz Background

This has always been a touchy subject, especially in larger computer firms. But first, let me tell you how I got into Open Source. I started coding in Turbo Pascal 7.0, in about 1996 when I was in Grammar School. I took Turbo Pascal more as an … [Read more...]

CakePHP Contact Form – Quick and Dirty

I must say, this was a major hurdle for me when I first started out with CakePHP. If you're working with some data from a database, then it's all Model-View-Controller magic. Your forms are automatic: $form->input() is pretty much all you need. Why … [Read more...]

Stop Hating On PHP And Learn To Code Better

So here we have the timely battle that PHP faces. Frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of this. All in all, I'd have to agree with Jeff on this one, to a certain extent. They Say PHP Sucks You'll hear the same claims every single time: "Google PHP … [Read more...]

Qualtiy Website Design – 3HN Designs Review

So, you've been reading this blog for a while and you're (hopefully) picking up very valuable tips on website and web application design. But just like all other do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, no amount of tips or tutorials in isolation is going to … [Read more...]

Do We Not Understand What Bias Means?

Somehow I don't think most people understood what my bias comparison of CakePHP vs Ruby on rails meant. The last few visitors to comments seem to have been Rails fans. One of them seems to think that I shouldn't touch Ruby on Rails with a ten foot … [Read more...]

CakePHP Auth Component – Will You Remember Me Tomorrow?

This is the third installment of my Auth Component Tutorial. This tutorial builds on the first installment, so make sure you grab the download file: You'll find it on almost every popular web site's login page; a nice lil' checkbox that says … [Read more...]

CakePHP Auth Component – Tutorial Two

This is the second installment of my Auth Component Tutorial. I included a link to download a file for during the first installment: I just think that some of the stuff in there warrants some explanation. isAuthorized() This function is … [Read more...]