CakePHP is an open source web framework based on PHP. CakePHP is inspired by Ruby on Rails and also follows the pattern of Model-View-Controller (MVC). Other similarities with Ruby on Rails are the underlying principles – Do not repeat yourself (DRY) and convention over configuration.
Philosophy Behind CakePHP
CakePHP is developed since 2005. It was parallel to the increasing popularity of Ruby on Rails and the desire for a similar MVC framework based on PHP. Lithium framework was dedicated as a “Cake3” framework in October 2009 after was a change in the team.
The assignment of models to database tables is done by the same name in singular and plural, but not using configuration files. This principle is known as Convention over Configuration (CoC).
CakePHP Framework Technology
Compared to other web frameworks CakePHP provides only modest demands. CakePHP supports PHP version 5.2 and CakePHP does not require a separate database for the application, it allows database tables to be used with prefixes. Solely for the use of so-called console applications, access of command line is required.
Usage of CakePHP
traffictravis.com is an example who uses CakePHP. No complicated XML, easy code generation, built-in tools, MIT license structure are among many factors which makes a person with grab on PHP easy to code and implement.