It can be really useful when working locally to use Mamp’s database it’s very easy to setup new databases and manage them. By default Nova probably won’t be able to connect to the database unless you map a project from Mamp. In my case I like to install Nova Framework into a folder open terminal run a server and use Mamp for the database only.Continue Reading
The system directory is the core of Nova Framework as such it should not be touched, to this end the system directory has been moved to its own repository. This makes upgrading Nova Framework a lot easier by running the composer command "composer update" on the root of the project. This will update any changes in the System and won't touch the App directory.Continue Reading
During the development phase it’s important to test sending emails without sending to end users or clients that’s where Mailtrap comes in. Mailtrap allows you to send emails without fear of spamming your customers. The emails will be sent Mailtrap where you can see emails sent from your site and inspect them.Continue Reading
Mac’s come with PHP installed but they don’t come with the PHP extension INTL installed. This can cause problems when running projects locally that require INTL such as Nova Framework, Thankfully it’s easy to install using HomeBrew.Continue Reading
I’m really happy to announce version 3.0 has been released of Nova Framework, (Nova is the new name, replacing Simple MVC Framework). The main focus of 3.0 was to place files above the document root.
This meant restructering the folders and there paths, normally assets such as css, js files and images are placed in the public folder so they can be ran normally, we went futher and placed everything except .htaccess and index.php above the root including all images, css and js files!.
This change results in a lot of other changes, documented in the docs and will be covered in future screencasts, here is the overall summary of the changes:Continue Reading