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CakePHP 4.4 – PaginatorComponent is Deprecated

I got this deprecation warning after upgrading to CakePHP 4.4 "PaginatorComponent is deprecated, use a Cake\Datasource\Pagination\NumericPaginator instance directly" I thought that meant I had to run the CakePHP 4 upgrade tool and it would fix it but no. Simple Fix...

Electron & React

So I have been using timer apps from the App Store on my Mac to time parts that I run on Zoom. I was using Tempus but the form factor meant that I was clicking start and then having to relocate the window and hiding the control buttons. I also found that sometimes I...

Launching Google Chrome as an app on Windows & MacOS

Making a timer with javascript and want run it with no menus in chrome and a specific canvas / viewport size. But was always opening large. The secret to it not being the same size as an already running window is making --user-data-dir a new random location Windows...

CakePHP 4 multi-value search form

Sometimes you want to provide a multi-value search form This form POST's to http://10.197.3.73:6002/wms/pallets/lookupSearch Thenthe lookupSearch action filters the POST data and redirects to the lookup action with the search terms in the query string The lookup...

SFTP on Linux with chroot

I am currently working on integrating a client internal system with MessageXchange via an SFTP gateway for EDI with Coles, Woolworth and Metcash (when MessageXchange / Colladium - completes their accreditation) So for testing I wanted to emulate their SFTP endpoint....

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