cakephp/utility

CakePHP Utility classes such as Inflector, String, Hash, and Security


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CakePHP Utility Classes

This library provides a range of utility classes that are used throughout the CakePHP framework

What's in the toolbox?

Hash

A Hash (as in PHP arrays) class, capable of extracting data using an intuitive DSL:

$things = [
    ['name' => 'Mark', 'age' => 15],
    ['name' => 'Susan', 'age' => 30],
    ['name' => 'Lucy', 'age' => 25]
];

$bigPeople = Hash::extract($things, '{n}[age>21].name');

// $bigPeople will contain ['Susan', 'Lucy']

Check the official Hash class documentation

Inflector

The Inflector class takes a string and can manipulate it to handle word variations such as pluralizations or camelizing.

echo Inflector::pluralize('Apple'); // echoes Apples

echo Inflector::singularize('People'); // echoes Person

Check the official Inflector class documentation

Text

The Text class includes convenience methods for creating and manipulating strings.

Text::insert(
    'My name is :name and I am :age years old.',
    ['name' => 'Bob', 'age' => '65']
);
// Returns: "My name is Bob and I am 65 years old."

$text = 'This is the song that never ends.';
$result = Text::wrap($text, 22);

// Returns
This is the song
that never ends.

Check the official Text class documentation

Security

The security library handles basic security measures such as providing methods for hashing and encrypting data.

$key = 'wt1U5MACWJFTXGenFoZoiLwQGrLgdbHA';
$result = Security::encrypt($value, $key);

Security::decrypt($result, $key);

Check the official Security class documentation

Xml

The Xml class allows you to easily transform arrays into SimpleXMLElement or DOMDocument objects and back into arrays again

$data = [
    'post' => [
        'id' => 1,
        'title' => 'Best post',
        'body' => ' ... '
    ]
];
$xml = Xml::build($data);

Check the official Xml class documentation