First Week With Croogo

It's been my first week using Croogo - a CMS platform based on CakePHP and created by the Bangladesh developer Fahad Heylaal. Recently I've been looking for a next level platform in order to decrease development time and reduce wasting time for writing standard things from scratch such as menus, user controls (Auth+ACL), multilingual options etc. What Croogo does is delivering all this in a way upper lever. Croogo itself works out some general concepts in a way that we know from other popular systems. Overall look & feel in admin panel seems like the one that we've seen in… Continue Reading

CakePHP Headaches At A Glance

@jose_zap has replied to me regarding a tweet of mine comparing CodeIgniter and CakePHP and the different aspects of both technologies. Since Twitter itself is way restricted into the 140 chars (which I like most usually - less offtopic and media) I will better blog this off here as a couple of things I don't like in Cake. First of all, I've been doing Cake for a year and a half and have several projects up and running with different web services, sync mechanisms and so on. It's usually one of my preferred platforms (right after WP and Croogo which… Continue Reading

Some Hate Over Cake’s i18n

I'm really fond of CakePHP's principles, but I'm too tired of its i18n features. For some reason internationalization, although one of the really major requirements for every framework or CMS, is implemented poorly in most of the systems I've worked with. Django had few disadvantages (but few strong points as well) with its django-multilingual, and here it comes Cake with its toolkit for multilingual applications. Comparing with few Java frameworks + CodeIgniter, I'm pretty aware of using locale-based apps with few languages for dynamic content. It's ugly as hell most of the times. The beauty of Cake is mostly its… Continue Reading