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What is CakePHP?

It makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
CakePHP is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
CakePHP is an open source tool with 8.4K GitHub stars and 3.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CakePHP's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses CakePHP?

Companies
272 companies reportedly use CakePHP in their tech stacks, including Swat.io, Deloitte, and Walls.io.

Developers
314 developers on StackShare have stated that they use CakePHP.

CakePHP Integrations

PHP, Laravel, Symfony, KeyCDN, and Raygun are some of the popular tools that integrate with CakePHP. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with CakePHP.
Pros of CakePHP
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Open source
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Really rapid framework
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Good code organization
13
Flexibility
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Security best practices
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Clean architecture
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ORM
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Less code
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Composer friendly
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Convention Over Configuration
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CakePhp Book
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Cake Bake
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Built-in Validation
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Ctp view File extension
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CakePhp inflector
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Quickly develop
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Rest Full Apis

CakePHP's Features

  • Use code generation and scaffolding features to rapidly build prototypes
  • No complicated XML or YAML files. Just setup your database and you're ready to bake
  • Instead of having to plan where things go, CakePHP comes with a set of conventions to guide you in developing your application
  • The things you need are built-in. Translations, database access, caching, validation, authentication, and much more are all built into one of the original PHP MVC frameworks

CakePHP Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to CakePHP?
Laravel
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Rails
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
See all alternatives

CakePHP's Followers
360 developers follow CakePHP to keep up with related blogs and decisions.