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  1. Just thought I would make this post for fun. If you could put Larry Ullman's face to an actor in Hollywood which one would it be? (If you don't know what he looks like type his name into google search)
  2. Yes thanks i am very happy you did suggest Yii, it will save a bit of time. I am using Zend Studio 9.01 for my IDE, it works really well with the OOP code, much better than Dreamweaver CS5.5. I have not yet decided on what framework i will go ahead and use i am also looking at Zend Framework, with Zend Studio you can incorporate all into your application easily. Yes i agree its better to see what Larry says, i was just giving you all the info i knew that i thought would help. Take care Johny.
  3. Yes set the foreign keys prior to generating the model and Gii will do that for you. If you can view the agile web application development with Yii, the relationships are on pg.96 and pg.97. If I was you I would give that book a read through before attempting to use Yii, it covers everything you need to know, but there are a few mistakes in the book so watch out.
  4. Did you read the Yii agile web development book. Foreign keys were covered for the trackstar app. Yii auto generates table relationships in the model you create, provided you setup your relationships in mysql first. You can add to or edit the relationships in the model.
  5. Thanks that was what I had planned on doing. Really looking forward to working all the way through your php books. I may not have had these earlier but glad I have them now.
  6. Thanks I was going to get cloud hosting with them, I am working through the david powers oop book right now. My plan was to get my own web domain with rackspace then use it to work through your php and mysql for dynamic websites then the advanced php book. I've got the older advanced book so I'll get your new one when it comes out. I got over half way through the yii book but some things were starting to irritate me a bit. I thought it would be best learning oop then building my own oop mvc, then after working through your two php books and converting everything into oop. That way I think I will be 100% about this kind of stuff. Then onto yii, hehe... It looks like about two years work to get through...
  7. Has anyone heard of rackspace, i was considering using them for my host?
  8. Sha1 as Sir Jonathon quoted, and using password hashing, that will give them a tough time.
  9. Sessions or the sessions array would be used rather than cookies which can easily be exploited. If you get Larry's next book php and mysql for dynamic websites you will see this in action. Or for more advanced stuff you can get his advanced php book that handles session info stored in the database to be extra secure.
  10. I was just winding you up, you being able to come in here and help us out is much better than getting a free book.
  11. Could I get one free. I promise to buy php advanced 4th edition.
  12. Yes php is cross-platform so you are right it doesn't matter. Just people say once you know how to operate a Mac you won't go back.
  13. My woman bought a MacBook about one year ago, i have noticed many developers as you and FaceBook using this for machine for their main web development tool, so i figured since i still have loads to learn i thought i would try it out now. I would say if you are going from Windows 7 over OS X Lion its like writing with your right hand and trying to write with your left hand. Larry i am struggling more more with learning how to use Mac than learning OOP code, its a mind bender and can leave you with a migraine. I just got Zend Studio 9.0 so i installed it to the Mac, i have found it hard to locate, move, edit files etc...
  14. Which operating system do people prefer to use for web coding and preferred IDE? Reasons and Why?
  15. I think the only reason IE is popular as that is what you get when installing windows, most of the computer purchasers just being beginners and therefore stick with it. Firefox kicks IE ass, for speed and CSS functionality.
  16. They are saying nothing is better than this IDE?
  17. Is Zend Studio 9.0 the same as Zend Studio for eclipse? I am currently using dreamweaver CS5 but have heard Zend Studio handles better for OOP code?
  18. Thanks for listening I appreciate you taking the time. I will continue to be a loyal member to your forum.
  19. Ah remember I told you I would get four of your books well I kept my promise. Php Advanced 2nd edition being one of them.
  20. I see your points. Okay but how about Effortless Ecommerce taking Knowledge is Power and Coffee Shop and combining into one, so then Coffee Shop would have a user log in and registration. If you were able to write up the book in the OOP MVC way. I am aware we would have to code common tasks as in validation etc which are covered by frameworks. But generally speaking it would give us a strong base to work off for those that wanted to build from scratch or go into frameworks with OOP. Also whether someone does go into frameworks even though common tasks and MVC is all in OOP they still have to code there website so they would need two know which design patterns were best in OOP. It would just be helpful for people going full OOP, what more can be said!
  21. Hi Larry i wanted to make my point in the last forum a bit more clear. I know most of your books have been written in the fashion for people to start building websites up from scratch, and i have no complaints they are all well written. But for people like me and i am sure there are more, we don't really have the time to be reinventing the wheel and need to get on with the main website functionality. I know from the knowledge i have now that frameworks are the best approach, Yii, Codeignitor or Zend Framework etc, but they are all built with object orientated code. We can find books on the market showing object orientated practice and patterns, but there is no current book like how to build an ecommerce website with registration and user accounts all written in objected orientated code. All we are finding in books is just a few classes etc, but we are not seeing a whole explained design pattern for one of these websites with your great explaining and notes. A book being in MVC of course. I understand that you are making a new book on Yii which would i am sure be more popular than this due to the lack of Yii books that there are currently. But this type of book like i am suggesting would be a great base for people to understand the concepts of OOP in action and therefore be able to tailer this design or something similar into one of these OOP frameworks. Like me and probably others at the moment, we have to buy many books to try to figure out how we should go correctly about this. Just a comment i would like to make as i am struggling to find the way right now.
  22. It's okay what you've got is fine, there is enough OOP in PHP 5 Advanced for us to be able to work the rest out ourselves. Learning Yii also drastically helps us improve our knowledge and understanding on the implementations of OOP. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, happy to be back here for more posts.
  23. I meant a separate book on OOP not including Yii. Don't forget also that some pick up things faster than others!
  24. That would be awesome. It would be good to consider a bringing it all together OOP book, as there are many books about how OOP works but not the full blown design in a website.
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