Security on CakePHP

One issue that involves security on CakePHP 2 is the configuration of those keys that they call salt and cipherSeed… The code below can be used to generate those keys:

This code can be executed on terminal.

Source: https://gist.github.com/930914

File Upload on CakePHP

I have a file manager written on PHP and I’m transfering all it’s logic to CakePHP 2.1, making it object oriented…

Yesterday I was working with the file upload section, that gets the file from the client and saves on the server, including saving some details of the file on the database. The difficult part was doing that using the CakePHP resources, because I didn’t knew them yet.

Example 1: I usually develop on Linux, that uses / for paths, but yesterday I was on Windows, that uses \. How to treat that??

Example 2: I was using PHP functions to create the directories (mkdir), remove directories (rmdir) and do the upload (move_uploaded_file). How to do that on CakePHP??

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Comparing values on PHP

Who knows the difference between == and === on PHP? Well, I already knew and still, fell on a trap that I done myself… I was working on a method that receives “on” and “off” and returns 1 and 0 or  “on” and “off”. When I needed to compare the return var with a value, I forgot the importance of the difference between the signs.

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