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CakePHP3 Cache Example – Using Curl to get a Web page contents


Heres a simple example of using the cache feature of cakephp. We want to grab a webpage contents from the web but we only want to do this once otherwise its going to be slow and waste resources.

The basic idea is that we check if the url is saved in cache, if it is then we read it in otherwise we must use curl to grab it.

CakePHP3’s Cache settings are in the config/app.php file;

 

 

CakePHP 3 Cache:
https://book.cakephp.org/3.0/en/core-libraries/caching.html

Cakephp 3 Plugin – Changelogs

Ive finally gotten around to releasing this little app i was working on for Cakephp3.  I decided a while ago to abandon Cakephp 2 and go with the new version 3.

Its been a steep learning curve so i wanted to learn as much as i could.  So thats where this app/plugin came in.

The Aim:
The goal of the plugin was to allow a way to simply log tasks, changes or articles about the cakephp project your working on.

If your working on a website/project on your own you need a way to record your changes and tasks so i thought this would be an ideal way to learn and release something. Sure you could do the same with Github and better but i think its better to have something like this integrated into your application.

Screenshot: Version 1
2016-05-25

 

 

 

 

 

Version 2 Screenshot:
changelogseditv2

 

 

 

 


Github & Source:

https://github.com/gerrymcdonnell/cakephp-changelog

CakePhp3 – Date Formating and Timezone

23666Quite simply this is a pain to set right, as it seems to default to the american time zone despite several efforts to configure it to european time in both Cakephp3 and the Php.ini file.

But you can display the needed time format as follows in your view action;

Below the field “created” is a date field in a MySQL Database.

Edit;

To set the timezone of your application you need to go to the config/app.php

Change below as follows;

This wont change the default display of dates but will set the dates to be displayed in the locale you desire.

edit;

MORE here

Cakephp3-Creating custom queries

23666In your object table;

In your controller method;

So what does it do?
It will return the results where the artist field is like eg.”U2″ and where the title is like “U2”.
It also has an order clause in there and will contain the related records set “mp3files”.

Reference:
http://book.cakephp.org/3.0/en/orm/query-builder.html

Cakephp Tips – Sort Data With the Pagnator Component

If you wanted to sort a Model by a certain field in this case take the field “created” which is a date. We can simply tell cakePHP to pagnate entries by the order they were created by the following example.

More Examples can be found here;
https://www.codeofaninja.com/2013/07/pagination-in-cakephp.html

CakePhp 2 Tip#8-Checking User Ownership

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Another common task in Cakephp Applications or any Web Application is making sure that a user can only delete items they own otherwise anyone could erase your entire database.

An example you have created a users table and users can create posts, but we need to ensure that User A can only edit and delete posts belonging to them.

Solution: The isAuthorized() function.
This function will check that the user isAuthorized to do what ever action they are about to under take.

Assuming every posts has a user_id as a foreign key, we can check the current logged in user’s Id against the id stored in the post their about to modify and if they match allow and if not deny.

Entire User Auth Solution and Guide:
https://github.com/cakephp/docs/blob/master/en/tutorials-and-examples/blog-auth-example/auth.rst

CakePHP 2 – Tip#1: Display Field instead of ID

Display Field instead of ID:

Whenever CakePHP automagically fetches lists from your tables, it uses the id key for the value and the $displayField for the text.

If your table has a name or title field, CakePHP automatically displays it as the display field. So, either rename the field that you want as your display field (say, candidate_name to just name) or set the $displayField variable in your model:

Source:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4558505/cakephp-related-tables-show-ids-instead-of-values

Manual: