Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP, Part 1: Getting started

Using CakePHP all along. This part of the tutorial builds the online product application, Tor, which includes a “request dealership username …

More PDF Content

Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP, Part 1: Getting started
Quick and easy PHP rapid-development aid
Skill Level: Intermediate Duane O\’Brien (d@duaneobrien.com) PHP developer Freelance

21 Nov 2006 Updated 22 Jan 2008 CakePHP is a stable production-ready, rapid-development aid for building Web sites in PHP. This \”Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP\” series shows you how to build an online product catalog using CakePHP.

Section 1. Before you start
Editor\’s note: This series was originally published in 2006 and 2007. Since its publication, CakePHP developers made significant changes to CakePHP, which made this series obsolete. In response to these changes and the popularity of this series, the authors revised each of its five parts to make it compliant with the version of CakePHP available in January 2008. This \”Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP\” series is designed for PHP application developers who want to start using CakePHP to make their lives easier. In the end, you will have learned how to install and configure CakePHP, the basics of Model-View-Controller (MVC) design, how to validate user data in CakePHP, how to use CakePHP helpers, and how to get an application up and running quickly using CakePHP. It might sound like a lot to learn, but don\’t worry — CakePHP does most of it for you.

About this tutorial
This tutorial shows you how to get started using CakePHP. You\’ll go through the installation process, then get down and dirty by building the online product gallery. And through it all, you\’ll see how much time you could have saved had you been using CakePHP all along. This part of the tutorial builds the online product application, Tor, which includes a \”request dealership username and password\” page and a login page. CakePHP topics include: * MVC design * Helpers * CakePHP data validation

Prerequisites
It is assumed that you are familiar with the PHP programming language, have a fundamental grasp of database design, and are comfortable getting your hands dirty. A full grasp of the MVC design pattern is not necessary, as the fundamentals will be covered during this tutorial. More than anything, you should be eager to learn, ready to jump in, and anxious to speed up your development time.

System requirements
Before you begin, you need to have an environment in which you can work.

Download Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP, Part 1: Getting started pdf from www6.software.ibm.com, 36 pages, 810.52KB.
Related Books

Leave a Reply