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Install CakePHP on WAMP in Eight easy steps

Hi, I would like to show how to get CakePHP running in eight easy steps. If you would like to run the more elaborate installation process, do check out the installation guide here:CakePHP Installation. But if you are the type who likes to get things done as fast as possible and easily, you can just follow the steps below:
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Integrating RetailPro and Magento

Recently, i had to do some integration work on RetailPro – a Point of Sale (POS) software and Magento – a E-Commerce software and platform.
While the only thing i found online was this link, i found it to be less technical than i would expect because it gave what i would describe as an overview rather than the “how-to” details. I decided to write more on the subject to help whoever would want to carry out the same integration.
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Book Review: PHPUnit Essentials

I recently was contacted by PACKT (a UK based publishing company specializing in focused IT books) to review a new book on Unit Testing in PHP. Here’s my review:

Book Title: PHPUnit Essentials
No of Pages: 314
Publisher: PACKT Publishing
Price: £14.49 (about 4,000NGN)

PHPUnit Essentials takes a simplistic and multi-optioned approach to the subject of unit testing in PHP. The examples are well defined and hit its point without too many unnecessary details.
Explaining legacy code testing in the book not only strengthens the testing skills of the developer starting on a new project, but also brings relief to developers who have to maintain existing codes that were developed without the concept of unit testing in mind.
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Unit Testing in PHP – The easy way

In one sentence, Unit testing is the process of testing small chunks of your code units as you write them. This is quite useful to be confident in your own unit of code before you integrate them into the whole system. With each part of your code being tested, you are sure each part can stand on their own and serve its purpose. To demonstrate unit testing in PHP, we would be using the latest version of the unit testing framework PHPUnit which was developed by Sebastian Bergmann Continue Reading »

How to consume RSS Feeds in PHP using SimplePie

I recently had to consume different feeds and display their contents on a webpage which led me to finding the open source library “Simple-Pie” which was developed by Ryan Parman. Writing from a scratch, codes to consume and parse the feeds amounts to a waste of time (clients are always on your neck to deliver on time), quite tedious (yes, I am lazy) and for Pascal’s sake, why should I reinvent the wheel?

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