UD/USDA Lima Bean Data Interface

Developed a data interface, in collaboration with Dr. Nicole Donofrio et al. (University of Delaware).  The Lima Bean Data Inteface is part of a USDA funded multi-institution lima bean research grant.  The interface provides capabilities for disseminating the work of the plant and soil scientists to stakeholders, such as processors and growers and other scientists.  The interface allows visualization,…

cakephp controller save from scaffolded “join table” relationship, non-conventional primary keys

When I build interfaces on top of a pre-established database schema, I usually can’t change schema properties.  That’s a problem when working with a “convention over configuration” MVC Framework like cakephp. After baking/scaffolding a CRUD interface based on a “join table” (HABTM) class, that issue came into focus, once again.  I have had run into…