Monthly Archives: April 2014


Getting Started With Zend

This morning, we finished getting the Zend server installed on our dev box, so we can take advantage of that option with our applications, and got the Zend Framework in place.  Getting the skeleton app going was easy, just download, unzip, upload, then run the three composer commands.  Only minor hiccup […]


Relooking at Frameworks

So today my partner and I really sat down to talk about the issues we've been having with CakePHP and to start the decision making process.  We once again started researching the various framework options, including talking about the potential cons of using one of the "dead" ones, like CodeIgniter.  As […]


The Cake is a Lie!

Fair warning – minor ranting may be found in this post… At this point it would be fair to say I really really do not like CakePHP. In fact, I hate it.  Almost two weeks of trying to learn this framework has made me loath coming to work.  It isn't coding, it's […]


Getting Started With CakePHP

This week I’m starting to dip my toe into CakePHP, the framework we’ve chosen to use for our first PHP application. We liked it’s age/stability, large community, MVC nature, and the wealth of documentation for it. Following along with the Cake Cookbook, I was going to try it on my local […]


Semi-Practical PHP Practice: Guess the Number

When I expressed my growing boredom with just doing random PHP tutorials, my sweetie suggested I do what he does when he's learning a new language: write a guess the number game where users try to "guess a number between 1 and 100" that also gives players an indication as […]


Even More PHP Learning: Codecacademy

At this point, I'm pretty much done with the Beginning PHP5 book.  The next chapter was on XML, then the rest was DB stuff and OO programming.  Decided it was time to move on to something at least somewhat more up-to-date.  So I decided to go through some of the PHP […]