Not sure how many people are still around these parts. I woudn't be surprised if I am writing this to myself. I've neglected this blog for a long time now and most of the content isn't relevent to what I'm working on these days. Back when I was working on this site I was knee deep developing with CakePHP and using Croogo for a lot of my projects.
I've now for the most part left CakePHP behind and moved on to other frameworks and langauges. You can usually catch me using Ruby on Rails for most of my day to day work although I still have a sweet spot for PHP. PHP has grown and matured greatly in the past few years and I still think it's a great tool for certain jobs. My biggest reason for leaving it over Rails was community. The Rails community is amazing, there are so many amazing libraries and modules that you very rarely have to reinvent the wheel.
There are a few PHP frameworks catching my attention these days, mostly Laravel and Phalcon. I don't see PHP going anywhere any time shortly and will continue to use it when it's the right tool for the job. I should have some new posts on my new blog covering some of these new frameworks in the future.
So this is it, the final post on andrw.net. I now welcome you to follow me and subscribe to my new blog andru.co where I will be writing about my new ventures into development and open source contributions.
It's been way to long since my last post. I've been busy at the 9-5 and also working on launching my first startup (Chooey.com).
I saw that Heroku allowed for PHP applications to now be deployed with their cedar stack setup. I thought I would give it a shot and see if I could get CakePHP running in the cloud. It only took me about 20 minutes of reading and tinkering before I got everything working perfectly.
I will be documenting CakePHP on Heroku with a simple blog I've set up at cakeblog.heroku.com. If you are interested take a look and if you have any questions feel free to give me a shout.
Tonight we held Toronto's first CakePHP meetup (or so we think). I did a talk on RESTful web development with CakePHP and demoed building a RESTful application with CakePHP and consuming the REST API with CakePHP's built in HttpSocket class. Ryan White did a presentation on localization using the built in translate behaviour and I18n as well as caching in CakePHP.
I will keep you posted on future CakePHP meetups in the Toronto area.
I recently moved back home to Toronto, Canada after living in Asia for almost 6 years. I decided it was time to move back and get a "real" job since freelance and contract work was starting to die down.
Upon my arrival I started work with a company downtown Toronto, BetterTheWorld.com. I was hired as a Sr. PHP Developer to work with their current platform and help design and build out new properties. We are currently using Croogo to rebuild one of our current properties and will be open sourcing some of the plugins we develop.
Hopefully I will have some free time to write some more articles on Croogo, CakePHP, web development and release some more code. Stay tuned and subscribe to my RSS feed.
After a long hiatus I am back with an update to my Croogo theme 'Simple'. To install simply unzip the theme's folder into the themed directory or use the built in theme uploader in Croogo's administration panel. Look forward to some new posts on Croogo, CakePHP and some other stuff I have going on.
If you have any questions or problems drop me a line in the comments section.
Last Updated: September 4th 2010, 10:22am
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