CakePHP 3.0.0 released

Finally the wait is over! On 22nd March 2015 the CakePHP team announced the availability of version 3.0.0 stable. There are a host of new features in the latest version.

Over at SANIsoft website we already have a bunch of posts related to CakePHP 3.0 are the links to a few old posts that were written about CakePHP 3.0

Do I have a negative remark about the framework? Well if I stretch my mind I would say this version once again breaks backward compatibility. However CakePHP version changes should be seen like LTS (Long Term Support) releases and in it’s 10 year history they have only 3 LTS releases so this is certainly way better than most of the other frameworks out there.

Bald for a cause at MUWCI

Worldwide, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and despite tremendous progress, it remains a top disease killer of children. Like last year 23 first year students of MUWCI went Bald for a Cause and donated over 1.5 kg of hair to Children’s Cancer Centre for Lebanon. Aasim was one of them and I … Continue reading Bald for a cause at MUWCI

Mutton Biryani in a Pressure Cooker

Traditionally you cook Mutton Biryani over a slow wood fire. Modern urban life does not lend itself to such indulgences. Swati who just launched her kitchen blog has learned and perfected the art of making the complete Dum Mutton Biryani in pressure cooker. Apart from the marination which can be anything between 3 hours to … Continue reading Mutton Biryani in a Pressure Cooker


Sahir Ludhianvi has written both the verses Kal aur ayenge nagmon ki Khilti kaliyan choonewale Mujhese behetar kahenewale Tumse behetar sunnewale Kal koi mujhko yaad karhey Kyon koi mujhko yaad karhey Masruf zamana mere liye Kyon waqt apna barbadh kare Versus Tujhko Mujhko Jeevan Amrit, Ab In Haathon Se Peena Hai Inki Dhadkan Mein Basna … Continue reading 48

View Cells in CakePHP 3 – A quick start!

Wrote about another new feature in CakePHP 3 – View Cells. In a short 4 step how to I explain how to create a Recent Posts Widget The concept behind View Cells in CakePHP 3 has been around for a very long time. As per the book View cells are small mini-controllers that can invoke … Continue reading View Cells in CakePHP 3 – A quick start!

Aasim in MUWCI – finally!

Aasim had been preparing for this day for almost an year! Finally today he is where he wanted to be – a first year at the Mahindra United World College of India abbriviated to MUWCI by almost everyone. Several friends expressed concerns about us having to let go of Aasim. Thanks for that. Agreed, last … Continue reading Aasim in MUWCI – finally!

From self downing to self acceptance!

One of the roadblocks that many people face on the path to happiness is self downing. In Self downing you believe that you are not good enough. This in some sets of a chain reaction of irrational demands leading to unhealthy negative emotions and self defeating behaviours. A simple thumb rule to know that a … Continue reading From self downing to self acceptance!

Twitter bootstrap forms in CakePHP 3

Wrote about how to get Twitter bootstrap forms in CakePHP 3. Twitter bootstrap is probably the most popular of the CSS frameworks, getting to know how to manipulate the CakePHP 3 forms to use it is a useful thing to know. So what are the thumb rules for using custom templates, Widgets and form helpers? … Continue reading Twitter bootstrap forms in CakePHP 3

Beginning Therapy? Some tips to remember…

Beginning Therapy? Just the fact that you have decided to seek help of a therapist is a huge step forward towards your emotional well being. REBT is generally short term and often didactic. To make the best out of your sessions I would like to suggest a few tips which will help you maximise the … Continue reading Beginning Therapy? Some tips to remember…

10 free minimalist WordPress themes

In my previous post I wrote about some premium minimalistic themes and had promised that I will make a post about free minimalist wordpress themes next. So here it is, I am making good on my promise. All of these themes are available as free and open source themes. Some of them surpass several paid … Continue reading 10 free minimalist WordPress themes