How to Improve Your CakePHP Development? These Few Steps Can Help!

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Any developer, either versatile or amateur, is likely to come across many unpredictable errors while running any PHP program. CakePHP developers get at the time of running an application might not be 100% correct owing to some amendable errors in codes. The developers and designers, who are serious about faultless coding, resolve it at the root level for getting better results!

See this also: why to use CakePHP for web application development.

Given below are some steps that can improve your CakePHP development:

Be Careful while Managing Tables

To manage the tables correctly, designers have to know the basic information about the tables. There are times a developer finds hard to work with tables for a minor fail in getting the basic information. Just add: pr($this->ModelName->schema()) to your codes, and collect all the needed information about the table. Again, many programmers face strange issues when they modify the data in the table. For that they should work according to a predefined format, or delete all the cache files from the list by adding: app/tmp/cache. The steps are too simple to avoid usual issues that occur while dealing with tables.


Keep the $validate Array On

After the coding is completed, developers go for file validations and then start notifying errors. A programmer can easily spot wrong entries by keeping the validate function on. Developing of record files or updating of record files may end with some irritating errors while we work in CakePHP. Rectifying such errors one by one is a major issue all programmers face with PHP.

Keeping the $validate array on during modification or development of the record files save a lot of time in the run time of programs.

Creating Pages Without Using Models

If you want to add new static pages quickly, the cakePHP developer need not have to set a dedicated controller and define separate action for each page in codes but not to worry cakePHP has an option to reduce this difficult task.

The developers can simply develop their views inside the pages folder itself and get the action called for every page at the runtime!

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Correct the Errors Happens with Save()

As a developer you’ve followed all the guidelines mentioned in the CakePHP manual, still you find some errors at the time of saving files. Developers can easily spot it and rectify it by including pr($this->validationErrors) as a command in coding.

If you still find the function returns no true values, you can add before Save() command in your app model. This function will return all the errors prior to saving the files. Both functions are extremely helpful to return errors, and help save() work properly.


Follow these points and you’ll improve your cakephp development.

Author is associated with TalentsFromIndia – Leading Cake PHP Development Company and remains busy in researching and learning about the latest web development trends & technologies.



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