Setting Up CakePHP with IIS

Published on Jun 11, 2013 by Jamie Munro

I’ve found myself doing this several times over the past little while as I had to switch computers.  Each time I would struggle with a few of the steps, so I thought I would document them this time and share for future me (or you if you like).

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Tags: CakePHP | php | PHP | mysql | iis

What Do You Care Most About When Reviewing Someone Else’s Code?

Published on Jun 10, 2013 by Jamie Munro

I wrote an article a few months ago called Compelling Interview Questions where buried deep in the middle under several open-ended technical questions I asked the question “What Do You Care Most About When Reviewing Someone Else’s Code?”

The funny part about this when you read a few lines below I follow it up with I’m not looking for anything in particular; just some generic catch-phrases that most people throw out there.  E.g. properly indented code, no large comment blocks, documentation to explain a complex block of code, etc…

Ask me today what I expect from this question and my answer is totally different!  Today being as I write this article – ask me in the present and let’s see if my answer changes…

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Tags: Optimization | php | socket server | PHP | interview | Rants | clean code

Why Java Makes Me Tremble In My Boots

Published on May 6, 2013 by Jamie Munro

Let me begin by saying that I have not spent a lot of time in Java.  I learned it in college (some 12 years ago) and I’ve used it sparingly throughout my development career.  To date I’ve never done a full project using only Java.  And ironically, one of the main reasons I haven’t is I don’t know where to start…

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Tags: php | Theory | c# | Java | java | comparision

Recent Guest Posts on PHPMaster.com

Published on Jan 7, 2013 by Jamie Munro

I've had the pleasure of being a guest writer at a fantastic site called phpmaster.com.  This site is a subsidiary site to one of the most popular technology blogging sites sitepoint.com.

The first article I wrote is an excellent extension of the various CakePHP articles I've written about in the past.  It discusses a variety of ways to improve the speed of CakePHP applications.  The latest article (that was just released a few days ago) discusses creating your very own OAuth server.  Since OAuth2 is still in a draft state, the article is for creating an OAuth1 server.

In case you are not a regular of this site, here is a quick preview of the articles.

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Tags: CakePHP | php | PHP | oauth

PHP: Single Quotes versus Double Quotes

Published on Oct 9, 2012 by Jamie Munro

I always enjoy doing interviews and asking potential candidates what the difference between single quotes and double quotes are in PHP.  Most people have the basic understanding that single quotes are not interpreted by the compiler whereas double quotes are processed while the page is being executed.  The follow up question is typically which one they prefer; this answer is always 50/50.  I have always been a fan of single quotes thinking them to be faster…

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Tags: Optimization | php | speed comparison | Theory | PHP | quotes

The Best Way to Prevent SQL Injection

Published on Sep 19, 2012 by Jamie Munro

What I Learned This Summer

Published on Sep 7, 2012 by Jamie Munro

PHP: Require/Include vs Autoloader

Published on Aug 29, 2012 by Jamie Munro

How to advance our CMS in CakePHP

Published on Mar 8, 2009 by Jamie Munro

How to create a CMS with CakePHP

Published on Mar 7, 2009 by Jamie Munro