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Beginning CakePHP: From Novice to Professional by David Golding

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PART 3Advanced CakePHP

In Part 2, you began building a blog application, and along the way I discussed some key fundamentals—how to build controllers, models, and views, as well as where to use helpers to streamline development. Using and customizing other advanced features such as helpers, behaviors, DataSources, and components allows you to take advantage not only of Cake's efficient structure but of its cutting-edge functionality as well. In this part, you will build your own features and explore advanced built-in functions.

CHAPTER 9Helpers

In the previous chapters, you capitalized on some of Cake's built-in helpers to dramatically improve and speed up the development of some typical web application processes. Using the Ajax helper, you ...

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