Category Archives: frameworks

Living inside Moodle e-learning platform, source code and db structure

I’ve spent the last months of workdays inside the source code and db structure of Moodle, an interesting e-learning platform. My first impression was confusion. Some of the code is procedural, some is object-oriented, some global variables are used, and … Continue reading

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Objects in frameworks – those who get the work done – CodeIgniter notes

I’ve been working with CodeIgniter quite a bit lately, so I thought I’d record what I learn and share some of it too. Most of all I’ve been using a lot of objects. CodeIgniter 2 is very interesting in that … Continue reading

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Django, CakePHP and CodeIgniter, part 4: the Model-View-Controller or Model-Template-View interactions

I’m back in the world of frameworks. So, I’m continuing the series, restarting from the very basics, and that would clearly be the model-view-controller pattern. This post is not a brilliant triple tutorial which explains in great synthesis everything you … Continue reading

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5 things I love about Drupal

I’ve been wanting to let you all know that I have discovered Drupal, just haven’t been finding the time and the words. Today is not the right day, either, to write a proper Drupal post or a tutorial, but it … Continue reading

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Django, CakePHP and CodeIgniter, part 3: Models, data, relationships and foreign keys

I have written this post to annotate something I have been studying – which is how do I use Django, CakePHP and CodeIgniter to create database tables for my web application. This approach, especially the comparative aspect, has made it … Continue reading

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Frameworks part 2: server talks to framework – mod_php, mod_wsgi and friends

What happens behind the scenes when you unpack the web framework, like Django, CakePHP or CodeIgniter, which we did in this previous post, and you see the welcome message in your browser? How does the server get the framework to … Continue reading

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Django vs. CakePHP vs. CodeIgniter part 1 : downloading – planting the framework tree

I’m studying and comparing web frameworks (Django for Python and CakePHP and CodeIgniter for PHP). This series of posts describes what I learn from it. | | In part 1, I’ll be writing about tutorials and initial … Continue reading

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