Win free copies of the new book “Laravel Application Development Blueprints” [UPDATED] [EN only]

It’s been a while since the last (well.. one and only) contest held on my blog.  Meanwhile, I’ve been a regular Packt’s customer, looking for books about many different topics (not only PHP). Yes, talking about PHP framewroks I’m mainly a CakePHP guy, but, as already said, I’m curious about other …

Cakephp 2.0 Address Finder Helper

I’m publishing as open source a simple -but hopefully useful- helper. It is based on http://tech.cibul.net/geocode-with-google-maps-api-v3/, most of the credit goes to this script. The Helper encapsulates the client side functionality as an easy to use widget, allowing a cakephp developer to easily enhance a cakephp form with address autocomplete, geocoding, …

Single query cache and pagination cache (until a future post) and ad hoc joins. An over-override of appModel::find

In a project i’m working on, being unaware of super behaviours or plugins that may appear on github, i made some search to find fast and effective solutions (or ideas) for the needs at hand. Namely, performance -> caching. Needs stacked over time. I liked the idea of single query …