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Catalyst 5.8 by Antano Solar John

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Chapter 4. Expanding the Application

In this chapter, we will continue to work with our address book application and add some features that almost every application needs. We'll see how to move the configuration options out of application code and into an easy-to-maintain configuration file. We'll also learn how to search a database and create search results that span multiple pages. To bulk up our database so that searching is more meaningful, we'll write a script to import CSV files into the address book. We will also add sessions to our application, so that data can persist between requests. Finally, we'll explore authentication and authorization by implementing page-level and record-level access control.

Configuration files

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