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Setting Up CakePHP with IIS

Published on Jun 11, 2013

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).

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

Published on Jun 10, 2013

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…

Why Java Makes Me Tremble In My Boots

Published on May 6, 2013

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…

Recent Guest Posts on

Published on Jan 7, 2013

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

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.

PHP: Single Quotes versus Double Quotes

Published on Oct 9, 2012

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…

CakePHP Global Constants and Functions

Published on Sep 21, 2012

The Best Way to Prevent SQL Injection

Published on Sep 19, 2012

What I Learned This Summer

Published on Sep 7, 2012

PHP: Require/Include vs Autoloader

Published on Aug 29, 2012

CakePHP Version Comparison with PHP Version Comparison

Published on Jun 25, 2012

How to add comments with AJAX in CakePHP

Published on Mar 9, 2009

How to advance our CMS in CakePHP

Published on Mar 8, 2009

How to create a CMS with CakePHP

Published on Mar 7, 2009

How to create a socket server in PHP

Published on Mar 2, 2009

StringExtractComponent for CakePHP

Published on Feb 28, 2009

Facebook Development and $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER']

Published on Feb 15, 2009