CodeIgniter Base Classes: Keeping it DRY

Posted 2010-02-08
Category CodeIgniter

Most applications in CodeIgniter will have various types of pages. Logic for these types of pages is normally copied between all of their different Controllers which means, for example,  if the way the admin area protection is handled is changed there will be lots of Controllers to change and test. This logic can instead be shared by some creative extending of the Controller class to create custom Base Controllers like Public_Controller, Admin_Controller, etc.

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Working with RESTful services in CodeIgniter

Posted 2010-02-04
Category CodeIgniter
This blog has been pretty quiet for a few weeks now, mainly because I have been working on a beast of an article for NetTuts called "Working with RESTful services in CodeIgniter".

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CodeIgniter Template library

Posted 2009-12-29
Category CodeIgniter
Working with multiple views in CodeIgniter has always been a pain. Out of the box CodeIgniter provides no real way of having a layout file or header/footer functionality. This library makes the whole process very easy and gives lots of useful methods for shared output.

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Twiny-Framework: the framework small enough to tweet

Posted 2009-12-15
Category PHP

Many frameworks say they are lightweight, quick and easy on your server, but none are as lightweight as my new "framework" which is so lightweight it can fit in a Tweet.

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Why CodeIgniter HTML helper functions rock

Posted 2009-12-14
Category CodeIgniter
A complaint I often hear about CodeIgniter is one about HTML helper functions like form_open(), doctype() and img(). This post helps explain what they are and why they are useful.

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CodeIgniter on PHP 5.3

Posted 2009-12-10
Category CodeIgniter

Find out how to make PHP 5.3 shut up complaining about "warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings" and deprecated functions in your CodeIgniter applications.

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PyroCMS v0.9.7.3 released

Posted 2009-12-07
Category PyroCMS
After a long wait the new stable PyroCMS has been released which adds German language support and a bunch of other bug-fixes.

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Managing stable and unstable branches in Git

Posted 2009-11-30
Category Git
Stable and unstable branches mean that while you work on a new version of your software, you maintain the current version by working on bug-fixes and small tweaks. Find out how to achieve this using Git.

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Give CodeIgniter's Parser library more kick with Dwoo

Posted 2009-11-23
Category CodeIgniter
Dwoo is a PHP based templating engine aimed as a replacement for Smarty 2.x using similar and alternative syntax. This implementation basically overrides the logic of the default parser with this more powerful system.

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Send iPhone notifications from CodeIgniter

Posted 2009-11-21
Category CodeIgniter

Most web-applications currently use automated e-mail's to let an administrator know someting is going on and some applications use Twitter. Why not use iPhone Push Notifications to get an alert to you immediately without having to check a thing?

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