Hi folks, I have a question, but first let me introduce myself.
After working in IT for over 30 years I am now retired. For the early part of my career I worked on real-time solutions for the military using assembler and ‘C’, and later spent a lot of time designing relational databases for the finance industry.
To keep me ‘busy’, I have decided to learn web design, PHP, Object Oriented techniques etc. I liked the sound of Phalcon and as soon as I discovered it was written in ‘C’, I dusted off my copy of Kurnighan & Ritchie.
I am trying to get a handle on things like DI, Autoloading, Name Spaces and especially on what I used to call ‘scope’. To this end I tried in vain to create a small ‘breadcrumbs’ class to add to the Vokuro starter app.
I have noticed that all the example apps tackle these issues differently and while I agree there are many ways to skin a cat, I have found that usually one way has advantages over some others.
Anyway, to my question(s)….
Is Vokuro a good starting point to learn Phalcon ? I don’t want to start off with shaky foundations. Could someone please show me how to build a breadcrumb class, and more importantly how to integrate it into the Vokuro example. I’m sure that once I understand how it all hangs together I will have a much clearer picture of what is going on… In particular I need guidance on how to load the class, and how to reference it in my controllers and views.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like the Phalcon concept and understand that development of V2 has taken priority over documentation, but you can’t beat a good example and some quality documentation to get you up and running with something new.
I hope to not only learn from this great project but, once I gain some Phalcon proficiency I aim to help where ever possible and I am sure my experience in DB design my be useful to other Phalcon users. Who knows, there may even be some requirement to embed Phalcon onto a old Z80 cpu and there my experience will be invaluable :-)
Sorry for taking up so much time, but I wanted to both ask a question and introduce myself.