CakePHP developed by Cake Software Foundation is a remarkable open source web framework. This Rapid Application Framework is written in PHP by maintaining the Model View Controller approach. A developer, versatile or amateur, may come across many unpredictable errors while running a PHP program. The response, CakePHP developers get at the time of running an application might not be 100% correct owing to some amendable errors in codes. Designers, whom are serious about faultless coding, rectify it at the root level for getting fine results. Let us look into some steps that can improve your CakePHP development.
Keep the $validate array on
Developing of record files or updating of record files may end with some irritating errors while we work in CakePHP. After the completion of coding, developers go for file validations and then it will start notifying errors. Correcting such errors one by one is a major issue all programmers face with PHP. By keeping the $validate array on while developing or modifying record files save a lot of time in the run time of programs. A programmer can easily spot wrong entries by keeping the validate function on.
Be cautious while managing tables
To manage the tables correctly, designers have to know the basic information about the tables. There are times a developer finds hard to work with tables for a minor fail in getting the basic information. Just add: pr($this->ModelName->schema()) to your codes, and collect all the needed information about the table. Again, many programmers face strange issues when they modify the data in the table. For that they should work according to a predefined format, or delete all the cache files from the list by adding: app/tmp/cache. The steps are too simple to avoid usual issues that occur while dealing with tables.
While creating pages without using models
For adding new static pages quickly, a CakePHP developer need not have to set a dedicated controller and define separate action for each page in codes. CakePHP has an option to reduce this tedious action. The developers can simply develop their views inside the pages folder itself and get the action called for all the pages at the runtime.
Rectify the errors happens with Save()
You have followed all the guidelines rightly mentioned in the CakePHP manual, still you find some errors at the time of saving files. Developers can easily spot it and rectify it by including pr($this->validationErrors) as a command in coding. Still you find the function returns no true values, you can add before Save() command in your app model. The function will definitely return all the errors before saving the files. Both functions are extremely helpful to return errors, and help save() work properly.