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Wanna Kohana?

admin » 31 October 2009 » In web development » 4 Comments

Wanna Kohana? Because I sure do.. This secure, lightweight, and extensible little number can work wonders for your web developing ensemble.

OK, I know what you’re all thinking, “What about CakePHP?” Cake is undeniably an Olympic gold medalist framework featuring many similarities to Ruby on Rails. Ahhh Rails, I promise someday I’ll devote more time to you, but until then my programming world resides primarily in PHP. Sometimes you have to make the best of the hand thats dealt…

Which brings us to the lovely, elegant, graceful and genteel Kohana framework.

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Getting RAD with CakePHP

admin » 30 August 2009 » In web development » 1 Comment

Ever gotten tired of rewriting a user login system every time you build a website, or database access scripts?  Do you wish there were a way to create more reusable modular code?  Well get ready to fall head over heels in passionate love with Rapid Application Development (RAD) Frameworks.

Wikipedia defines RAD as

A type of software development methodology which uses minimal planning in favor of rapid prototyping. The “planning” of software developed using RAD is interleaved with writing the software itself. The lack of extensive pre-planning generally allows software to be written much faster, and makes it easier to change requirement

Enough about RAD itself, lets get into some of the benefits.  Hold on to your terminal cassonova…

  • Speed up development
  • Write less code
  • Focus on functionality, not mundane repetitive tasks
  • Create a more modularized and organized project
  • The acronym is actually RAD, which, itself, is pretty rad…

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