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CKEditor Helper for CakePHP 3

Are you looking for a CakePHP 3 helper for CKEditor. I am pleased to announce, that I have just completed a CKEditor Plugin for CakePHP 3. It is fully flexible and adaptable, and is fully completed with tests.

22nd November 2016

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My Toptal Adventure: Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina

I promised an update on my next Toptal Adventure - and here I am - writing this from Split, in Croatia, sharing a house with 10 other Toptal core team members! Read about my working adventure to Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

7th September 2016

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Toptal - The 2 year update you have been waiting for!

It has been over two years since I have joined Toptal. I am now a member of the Toptal Core Team! My role in Toptal is as Director of Engineering - it is my job to match a developer to a project! This includes talking with clients about their project, and finding the perfect developer for their needs.

22nd June 2016

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CakePHP Money Helper Plugin

Looking for a way to make your currency appear neater in CakePHP Views? The Money Helper has been designed to make currency appear as small as possible.

29th January 2015

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Coderity.com - A CakePHP CMS - Launched Today!

For the last couple of months, I have been working on a CakePHP CMS. I am proud to announce that it is finally ready and roaring to go!

20th January 2015

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Most Common CakePHP Mistakes: A Tutorial for Beginners

I was asked by Toptal to do an article about common mistakes about CakePHP. This article is a variation on my CakePHP Bad Habits article.

11th November 2014

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A Thorough Review of CakePHP 3.0

I was asked to write an article for Toptal, this review takes a look at the features of CakePHP 3.

9th July 2014

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Toptal - A Follow Up After 6 Months

Its been 6 months since I have joined Toptal and while I promised to write a followup article earlier, I can happily say I have been so busy with projects (including Toptal projects) that I simply haven't had the time. Toptal is excellent, particularly if you are a programmer that isn't very business savvy.

2nd October 2014

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Toptal Review: The Interview Process

Having been freelancing for a large part of the last decade, I would consider myself an expert as a remote software developer. When I came across Toptal, I was immediately impressed by what I saw. Having spent a large amount of time bidding for projects on Elance and Freelancer.com, I was excited by the prospect of being awarded projects based on my skill set and experience, rather than constantly competing on price.

20th April 2014

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CakePHP 3 - My First Thoughts

I took the time tonight to review the preview release of CakePHP 3. Having used CakePHP for 6 years, I had certain expectations about what I wanted from the Framework.

23rd January 2014

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Bad CakePHP Habits & How to Rectify Them!

This article highlights a few bad practices which I have seen over the years in regards to CakePHP and how the correct procedure should be implemented.

27th October 2013

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