Cake PHP : An Overview

Submitted by Alan Smith | Category: Programming | Published on Oct 15, 2010
For those who are expecting into using a framework for your PHP development then it can be no better than CakePHP.

The brilliant feature is MVC architecture also known as Model-View-Controller and this is a three part way of programming and designing your apps so that code does not interfere with design and also it keeps your code clean so it lets you leave all the low level tasks you needed to do when building your app from scratch but there is a huge learning curve with this framework.

This kind of architecture needs time getting used to plus all the conventions and rules that have to be adhered also the CakePHP team provides online tutorials and documentation for beginners reaching to the intermediate level and it has been quite easy to survive the shift while there have been few with no hope.

CakePHP was introduced in many years ago amongst the monopoly of Ruby on Rails and since then it has largely owing to the spread of PHP and the need for a framework with standardized features and good support and the thing people liked about this framework was that with all that powered so it did not need any extra expenses but you could have a little bucks a month server host any kind of CakePHP app.

CakePHP shows compatibility with both version 4 and 5 and that was some good thing of course and also CakePHP offers database management in a better manner via CRUD integration so all you basic DB needs are taken care off, thanks to the bakery. Application scaffolding was a very much liking of a developers and application scaffolding helps to generate CRUD templates automatically which is good enough for testing you DB with the app and also Scaffolding cannot be easily modified and It is a feature that you'd love while prototyping.

Built in validation helps to save great amount of time and discard the hassles of taking inputs and interacting with the user and also data sanitization saves you from all that unnecessary code needed for protecting your app from injection attacks so such small and handy features have saved a lot of my time building apps and focusing on what really matters the quality.

Some people say that something that is needed is still not implemented yet but people like migrations because it allows you to change your database in any manner without worrying about your SQL queries so now we have to keep track of every query that had been made in the entire app.


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