ZURB Foundation 5: Creating A Responsive Blog Layout

ZURB Foundation 5 Tutorial
ZURB Foundation 5

ZURB’s Foundation is a light weight framework for designing responsive web applications, it comes packed with: CSS3 media queries, The Grid, reusable HTML5 components and several jQuery plugins to aid interactivity. Furthermore, Foundation is built with mobile-first approach and allows the stacking of content by default using predefined break points. Or, in other words, we can say that it is responsive by default. Continue reading ZURB Foundation 5: Creating A Responsive Blog Layout

Database Migrations In Laravel 4

Laravel 4 developed by Taylor Otwell, is indeed a great php framework out there. It is suitable for both small and large scale applications, and has a very active community of really helpful people. I started using laravel more or less four months ago, and I have not searched google for “the best php framework” since then. With its powerful components like: a powerful and flexible routing system, an expressive query builder Fluent, Eloquent ORM, a descent authentication component, an intelligent IoC Container, Blade template engine and Artisan CLI tool, it just rocks (pardon me if I am missing something here).

Database Migrations In Laravel

Database migrations in Laravel provide you with an easy way of managing your application’s database schema. When using migrations, a lot of tasks related to database schema become a lot easier; by using migrations you can change the structure of database tables on the fly Continue reading Database Migrations In Laravel 4

Dependency Injection In PHP: Made Easy

In object oriented programming, tightly coupled objects / classes often result in an untestable, and a difficult to manage code base. These tightly coupled classes can be re-factored, and coupling can be achieved through DI (Dependency Injection). The principle of decoupling is based on the fact that, every object should be assigned one and only one responsibility, and there is no need for one class to be aware of the other.

Single Responsibility Principle:
In object-oriented programming, the single responsibility principle states that every class should have a single responsibility, and that responsibility should be entirely encapsulated by the class. All its services should be narrowly aligned with that responsibility.

Separation Of Concerns:
In computer science, separation of concerns (SoC) is a design principle for separating a computer program into distinct sections, such that each section addresses a separate concern. A concern is a set of information that affects the code of a computer program. A concern can be as general as the details of the hardware the code is being optimized for, or as specific as the name of a class to instantiate.

Consider the following Product class which uses a database to store and retrieve products Continue reading Dependency Injection In PHP: Made Easy