Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dear diary

Enjoyed a lot programming with Yii this week. I'm really amazed at how the modelling layer, CActiveRecord, is implemented. With just a few lines, you're up and running. It's like a breath of fresh air. I take back what I said before about missing Symfony's schema descriptions.

I'm already using it on a project and the client's happy with the initial results.

In line with the clean ups I'm doing, I got to play with a couple of Pear modules, too. HTML_AJAX and Pager. Chances are that I won't be using them anytime soon on a project, but the opportunity to see and pick up some styles or ideas makes it worth. Come to think, I have to play yet with the new nifty features of PHP5.3.

Will also be playing with RaphaelJS. I believe it is the best choice for the seating plan project I'll be working on in the near future.

HTML_AJAX tutorial: http://devzone.zend.com/1356/building-ajax-applications-with-php-and-html_ajax/
PEAR::Pager tutorials: http://www.alberton.info/pear_pager_tutorials.html
RaphaelJS introduction: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/an-introduction-to-the-raphael-js-library/

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