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Towards Data Integrity: Validations and Behaviors in CakePHP 3.0

Written by Megan on August 3, 2016 240 Views

 

Validation
Let us consider “validation” in a little more detail to see how it has been implemented and optimized in CakePHP 3.0. In addition to what we discussed in the earlier sections, validation now incorporates two complementary conceptions or areas. These include 1) data type and format validation and 2) Application rules.

1. Data Type and Format Validation

This part of the validation deals structural aspects such as data type, format validation, and basic types. Unlike in prev…



CakePHP ORM 3.0 Unleashes New, Flexible, and Powerful Functions

Written by Megan on July 25, 2016 1385 Views

 

In line with its overall goal of eliminating redundancy and increasing efficiency, the new ORM has replaced several functions in the earlier versions with newer and significantly improved functions or functionality. Among the functions affected, we will confine ourselves here to three functions, commands, or processes:

1. afterFind or virtual fields

Developers of previous versions will recall how extensively they had to use afterFind callback and virtual fields to generate data prope…



How CakePHP can boost your organization's productivity while saving you money

Written by Megan on July 7, 2016 401 Views

 

As the name suggests, CakePHP is a delightfully easy-to-use framework for rapid application development (RAD). It has evolved to become the most advanced and the most sought-after rapid application development in PHP.

Part of this popularity stems from the framework’s ability to simultaneously fulfill the needs of the various stake holders to a project including business owners, project managers, developers, and system administrators.

If you are a business owner, you will love CakePH…



Migrating to CakePHP 3.0 is Easy and Painless

Written by Megan on June 30, 2016 1215 Views

 

The prospect of migrating to a new version often sets off alarm bells in many a developer who may know or have heard of upgrade related horror stories here and there. Indeed, the concern is justified because major software releases constitute extensive and massive changes over previous versions that sometimes may lead to errors and glitches.

But all major releases are not created equal. Some are better than others at managing the process. CakePHP 3.0 is a good example of the latter. In …



10 guidelines to outsourcing web development

Written by Megan on June 22, 2016 420 Views

 

One issue that has recently attained center stage in the business world is the debate over whether outsourcing web development is a good business strategy or not.

Proponents point among other things to local shortage of highly qualified web developers and to cost savings. Critics on the other hand remain skeptical and often point to the potential loss of control over some aspects of a company’s business processes that outsourcing requires. To add to the dilemma, some use the term interc…


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