Oth\’s Thoughts

CakePourTous – Voulez vous Caker avec moi ?

Posted in CakePHP by othy on December 28, 2006

Some of you might already know, but I don’t write about anything until it’s official.. 😛

So what was I saying, oh frenchy, yeh..so I started this blog about cakePHP in french.

It was really needed because the community is growing and some people ( they are quite many ) still can’t cross the language border.

It’s called CakePourTous and translates to Cake For Everyone.

The aim of this new Blog is to provide material about cakePHP. Be it news, articles or Tutorials. Maybe a glossary, or even screencasts! anything that can encourage curious minds, help new comers, or clarify advanced stuff for the experienced bakers.
So if you’re looking to refresh your french skills as cakebaker or if you’re straightforwardly a french speaker, I give you a rendez-vous there.

Last but not least, there is the official french cakephp google group jump there if you need some help or want to join the community by helping others.


SwiftMailer Component

Posted in CakePHP by othy on December 21, 2006

Based on the really cool SwiftMailer library by Chris Corbyn, a serious alternative to PHPMailer. This Component makes it easy to send views, or wrap a body message with a layout, suitable for newsletter for example, in addition, it embeds the images in the view on the fly, so you don’t have to change your Cake habits ( you use $html->image as you would normally ). you just need to add an attribute to the images you want to send with a embed=”swift”
Hmm what else, oh yea there are some utility functions that make life a bit easier, read it cake-ish.

a note though, this Component doesn’t intend to hide the functionalities of Swift, its syntax is alreay clean, inventing another one is just pointless.

You can download the Swift Mailer Component from bakery. oh yeah the tutorial is there too.


othAuth 0.5.2

Posted in CakePHP by othy on December 21, 2006

This is just a minor-bugs-fixing version + support for the newly introduced lazy model loading, as always you can find the component and the helper here. I updated the docs too.

  • Fixed a bug in getData ( both in the component and the helper)
  • Fixed a bug related to the ‘/’ route
  • Added lazy model loading support

The latter affects othAuth because it creates the models within the component.