Freelance PHP Developer

Laravel & CakePHP Blog Articles

Written by Michael Houghton

Recent Articles

A Thorough Review of CakePHP 3.0
9th July 2014

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

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Toptal Review: The Interview Process
20th April 2014

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.

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CakePHP 3 - My First Thoughts
23rd January 2014

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.

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Bad CakePHP Habits & How to Rectify Them!
27th October 2013

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.

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