Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Doctrine 1.2 inheritance bug

While working on news and articles system for my project I have encountered an annoying problem with doctrine migrate task. It was giving me a bunch of errors related to indexes in the database tables and wasn't performing migrations correctly. In the beginning I thought it is me doing something wrong but after several approaches I've came to conclusion that this time I'm not a reason.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Making a business portal - case study startup

I'm currently working on business portal which is to include some community building features. As I'm building it from cratch I thought I could make a nice case study out of it. Fortunately I'm not in a hurry with this one so I can spend some time to write about it :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tag Cloud plugin for Diem

So I have this Diem based project I'm working on for some time now and at some point I decided I need to display a tag cloud on the page. I thought it will be a trivial thing to add but unfortunately I was wrong. I've searched the symfony plugins database and found nothing, Diem itself doesn't have anything like that as well. So I was tring to find anything interesting outside the symfony community and I found only two (!!) scripts which satisfied my needs.

I'm on Twitter

Yeah, after years of resisting it, I've set up a Twitter account. You can follow me @devFactor. I'll tweet mostly on symfony and web development topics.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Separating Model from Data Access Layer

At last I found some time to provide you with an example of design I wrote about in previous posts. For the sake of easy understanding I'll keep the example simple but of course in reality it'd be much more complex. This example is based on a real implementation.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Symfony and MVC - follow up

My previous post caused a little bit of confusion so I decided to write this short follow up before I find some more time to provide you with an example explaining my approach. In this post I'll clarify some of my previous statements about separating your models from ORM generated classes.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Symfony and MVC - a little rant about

So symfony is a MVC based framework. True. It provides all you need to build MVC applications. True. Symfony users build MVC applications. Unfortunately - usually not true. And I think it's mostly symfony's team fault. I'll explain it later in this post.