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Photos of Rockland, Maine. Summer 2009.

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This is the personal blog of Kevin Wentworth.  Topics covered here are web programming, design and internet marketing.

Getting output from shell_exec() at all times

Posted on 11/14/2016 at 12:18 pmViewed 424 times

Sometimes shell_exec() won't output anything.  This might be because of an error or a silent success.  If you want to see the output, you can always do this: $output = shell_exec('$HOME/aaa/command 2>&1'); echo "<pre>$output</pre>";

CORS Middleware in Cakephp 3

Posted on 10/11/2016 at 09:44 pmViewed 482 times

I didn't end up needing this (yet) but wanted to post here for future reference.  This is CorsMiddleware for CakePHP 3: // Plugin\src\Middleware\CorsMiddleware.php namespace Plugin\Middleware; class CorsMiddleware { public function __invoke($request, $response, $next) { // Calling $next() delegates control to the *next* middleware // In your...

View Layer - Getting count of Entities in View in Cakephp 3

Posted on 06/12/2016 at 01:27 pmViewed 767 times

In my views I'm usually executing code depending on if a variable is empty or not.  For example, I'll fetch all the images in a gallery and only want to output the containing divs when the gallery has images.  You can't do a simple !empty() or if($img) because it will always be "true" because it will be a non-empty object (like Cake\ORM\Query...

Changing URL in beforeRedirect() in Component - Cakephp 3

Posted on 05/23/2016 at 12:21 pmViewed 776 times

Change the URL redirect location using beforeRedirect() in Cakephp 3 I wanted to change the redirect behavior from within a component in my Cakephp 3 application.  The old 1.3 method of returning the new $url didn't work.  Turns out that you need to use Response::location() to modify the location of the redirect.  See my code below: public...

Foundation CSS Framework Resources

Posted on 01/28/2016 at 12:30 pmViewed 1,071 times

Motion UI Classes (used for animation): https://github.com/zurb/motion-ui/blob/master/docs/classes.md

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