I have been hesitant over the past year or so to pick up learning a framework of any sorts, it kinda feels like cheating. But I picked up 960 grid system a while ago and I do like it, it takes some of the guess work out of designing. But I don't use it consistently. Then I picked up jQuery and fell absolutely in love with it. It makes life so much easier and I don't have to wrote bunches of javascript and make sure it's cross broswer computable for the most part.

So last week I got a big protion of a new project information and it looked like I was going to be a doing alot of coding. My biggest concern is paypal integration and security of the application. I started looking around. While there might still be issues I decided to pick up cakePHP. I've been using it for three days or so and in that time I've decided to rewrite my Grocery List Meal Plan Application again using it. I've worked on that particular app for two days. And most of that was trying to figure out how to do a few things that were giving me problems. I have added functionality and areas I hadn't incorporated into my initial design in a matter of hours instead of days. Talk about cutting down my development time. Grated it take two days to get the probelms of what I have done now resolved but that's because I'm still learning and it's to be expected. I have one more hurdle to nip in the bud and I think the rest will be smooth sailing because at that point all things will be building on what I just learned.

I think it's going real well. I am really enjoying it. After the functionality is done I'll work on theming the application and possibly routing but for now I'm leaving it all as it is. Here's to learning something new!

Dragon Hunting

Published on September 30, 2015

First Public Writing

Published on September 30, 2015