After the year we had… our new motto should be work smarter, not harder, in 2021? Am I right?
Luckily, CakePHP community and core members are extremely helpful and constantly working to make baking easier. Here are some things that will assist you with your CakePHP projects….
The good news is, if you don’t see one, but have a great idea, you can build and release your own! To learn more about this process, Jose Gonzalez explains it in his CakeFest 2021 Talk.
Lots of other videos / talks / tutorials are located in the CakePHP Youtube channel as well.
If you follow us on social media, we highlight a lot of tools released from the community.
One of the most popular is the debugging tool: https://book.cakephp.org/4/en/development/debugging.html
A commonly used one is to help updating your composer.json while upgrading https://toolbox.dereuromark.de/utilities/upgrade
You can see more on THIS cakePHP tools list from Dereuromark!
I talk about support channels a lot… because well… what is open source without them?
Every time I take a virtual stroll to the slack channels, I am amazed at the participation and interaction between community members. It’s like having your own development team available anytime you need them. Rest assured that if you have an issue that's causing a blocker, someone in the chat will (most likely) have a solution.
A full list of support channels was listed in our last blog, but if you missed it, here you go:
Discourse forum: https://discourse.cakephp.org
Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/tags/cakephp
If you’re a veteran baker, you already know this. However, this wouldn't be a helpful blog without mentioning the all mighty book… The CakePHP book.
This is where you should start on your cake journey… read it… read it again. Then, reference back to it when you need it.
There is an average of 46k users utilizing the book monthly (184k sessions). That should speak for itself.
The CakePHP team releases a newsletter each month. This is a good resource if you’re looking to catch up on a month’s worth of news in one place.
Usually included is: releases, helpful tools, training/event dates, specials, surveys, and more.
You can see previous newsletters & subscribe HERE.
I will close this with a shameless plug: if you want to work a whole lot smarter this year, let someone else do the work for you. Check out all of the CakeDC services offered at cakedc.com/services.
Here’s to 2021 being a lot easier… more peaceful… and tasty!