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CakePHP is a leading PHPbased web app development framework. When asking a question on forums or chat rooms, many CakePHP beginners get little help from the experts. Simple questions can get a response like, Well, just read the online manual and API. Unfortunately, the online manual is depreciated, and who wants to absorb a programming language or framework from an API? Beginning CakePHP will do the ...
CakePHP is a leading PHPbased web app development framework. When asking a question on forums or chat rooms, many CakePHP beginners get little help from the experts. Simple questions can get a response like, Well, just read the online manual and API. Unfortunately, the online manual is depreciated, and who wants to absorb a programming language or framework from an API? Beginning CakePHP will do the following:
This book will speak to an audience of developers already familiar with PHP but who may not be PHP experts. This book is tailored for those new to CakePHP and who want a thorough tutorial.
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Getting Started
Ch. 2 Installing and Running CakePHP 9
Ch. 3 Creating a To-Do List Application 17
Pt. 2 Developing CakePHP Applications
Ch. 4 Naming Files and Designing the Database 29
Ch. 5 Creating Simple Views and Baking in the Console 55
Ch. 6 Customizing Views 73
Ch. 7 Working with Controllers and Models 89
Ch. 8 Implementing Ajax Features 113
Pt. 3 Advanced CakePHP
Ch. 9 Helpers 137
Ch. 10 Routes 175
Ch. 11 Components and Utilities 187
Ch. 12 Vendors 207
Ch. 13 Plugins 219
Ch. 14 DataSources and Behaviors 241
Ch. 15 Wrapping Up the Application 273
Pt. 4 Appendixes
App. A Installation Issues 281
App. B How CakePHP Compares with Other Frameworks 289
Posted March 25, 2010
I have read and successfully completed many tutorial books. I found this to be THE most frustrating tutorial
ever. The author complains of books that lead you to 'dead ends' or as I call them 'brick walls'. This book is full
"I don't consider this a mistake in the text. At this point in the book, I have already discussed echoing (particularly with short tags), and I expect the reader to know at this point how to echo lines in views, including layouts."
Once again , this books title starts with "Beginning" cakePHP. This book costs a wopping $42.00 (retail).
I find is answer curt, terse and rude and he has discouraged me from wanting to learn CakePHP at all.
In fact , after struggling through the first 120 pages and hitting numerous brick walls , and finding that this
books sample code seems to be out of date or just does not work , I have abandoned this book and CakePHP.
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Posted June 15, 2011
Posted June 18, 2010
The publisher recommends reading their "Beginning PHP" before working with this book, which I believe is important for starting work in any PHP framework. The CakePHP developers have changed the core libraries enough that some incongruities exist between this book and the current stable release, especially for those wanting to use CakePHP 2.0. However, the concepts are clearly explained and given due diligence in this overview, and beginners to Cake will certainly be given a useful introduction to the world of PHP frameworks and CakePHP. In response to the previous reviewer, this book came out before PHP 5.3 was even available, so holding it to an unforeseen standard is just silly and disingenuous. I didn't find the book curt or terse at all, rather well-written compared to most programming books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 8, 2010
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Posted October 29, 2011
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