A professional Change

Change isn’t always an easy thing to do, but it’s exactly what I have been doing.  I’ve changed where I work, bringing down the curtain on my second stint working with OpenCRM.  I’m moving on to work for Codebase 8 who design and build bespoke software solutions, both for the desktop and web.  I’ll still be working with the technologies I love, and developing web applications; just in a different setting and not strictly in the CRM market.

I wish everyone at OpenCRM the best going forward, and hope it continues to go from strength to strength.  I know they have a lot of really cool things currently in the development pipeline, and some big changes in store which will be great to see when the rest of the world gets access to them too.

Yet another change

Hello and welcome to my new website, again.  I last changed the site in March 2014, so just over a year ago, and now I’ve done it again.  This time, things are a little different though.  I’ve ditched Joomla and any other regular CMS, and have rolled my own.  I’ve not done this because I think existing CMS products are inferior or rubbish; I actually have quite a lot of respect for them.  I’ve done it as an exercise for myself to get used to working in an MVC driven way, more so for when I was in the process of changing jobs (more about that in a different post).

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Getting started with CakePHP 3

I mentioned back in my blog post for “Yet another change” that I was looking to use CakePHP for a project I had in my head that I wanted to start on.  Today I had some time free so I thought I would get set up with CakePHP V3.0, and follow their user guide.  I went through the various steps within the tutorial, and when I came to load the page, I was presented with a blank screen.  Completely blank, no error message, no indication of what might be wrong, and not even any mark-up.  Nothing in the logs folder to guide me.  After a while of trying, I decided to use the terminal to see if it could help, so I did the following:

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