CakePHP Basics Tutorial – Part 4

Overview

In this tutorial I will show you the power of associations in cakePHP.  With associations you can link up your models and get related data when you fetch results from one model.

In this example I’ll show you how to create an association between a User and a Product.

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CakePHP Basics Tutorial – Part 3

Overview

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a login form which validates the user with the database and do some basic security to redirect people who try to access a protected page. I’ll go over Flash messages to show the user some information which will last for one request.

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Unhide the Library folder on (Mountain) Lion

Problem

Since OSX 10.7 Apple has decided to hide the ~/Library folder from your users directory. When you are using the iPhone Simulator or other development applications, you spend a fair amount navigating around in the Library. So if you are tired of using command+shift+G all the time, you can easily unhide the Library folder forever and ever, without showing all the hidden files on your system!

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CakePHP Basics Tutorial – Part 2

Overview

In this tutorial I’ll show you in about 30 minutes how to create a html form with the built-in FormHelper of CakePHP which automatically links up to the database fields to see what kind of input field should be generated.  Further on we also check out the built-in validation options and how we can save our submitted form data to the database. And at the end I’ll explain how you can use CakePHP’s Model callback functions to put in our custom code before a CakePHP action.

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CakePHP Basics Tutorial – Part 1

Overview

In this tutorial I’ll show you in about 30 minutes how to do a basic setup of CakePHP and read some data from the database without writing any SQL!  This will be an i-don’t-know-how-many-parts tutorial, but I’ll try to add every week a few until the basics are covered!

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Generate code with CakePHP’s cake bake command

Overview

In this tutorial I’ll show you in 25 minutes how to generate some basic CRUD functionality into your CakePHP website without writing a single line of code! This can be done by using the console which you get for free with CakePHP.
This is a great way to get up’n’running in minutes and start from what CakePHP has generated for you.

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