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CakePHP vs Laravel: What are the differences?

CakePHP: The Rapid Development Framework for PHP. CakePHP 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; Laravel: A PHP Framework For Web Artisans. Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel 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.

CakePHP and Laravel can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider CakePHP over the competitors, whereas "Clean architecture" was stated as the key factor in picking Laravel.

CakePHP and Laravel are both open source tools. Laravel with 53K GitHub stars and 16.2K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CakePHP with 7.88K GitHub stars and 3.4K GitHub forks.

9GAG, UNION, and Geocodio are some of the popular companies that use Laravel, whereas CakePHP is used by EventManager-Online.com, Swat.io, and Gymglish. Laravel has a broader approval, being mentioned in 817 company stacks & 753 developers stacks; compared to CakePHP, which is listed in 66 company stacks and 27 developer stacks.

What is CakePHP?

CakePHP 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.

What is 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.
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    What are some alternatives to CakePHP and Laravel?
    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.
    Django
    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
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    Reviews of CakePHP and Laravel
    Avatar of LukeWatts85
    Full-stack Developer at Three.ie
    Review ofCakePHPCakePHP

    The main pro of CakePHP is "bake" functionality and use of conventions, which, if you follow them and buy into them you can really create some complex, large applications quite fast. Faster than any other PHP framework I've ever used, and I've tried all the popular ones.

    However, my issues with Cake are as follows:

    The ORM is slow. Slower than many of the alternatives. It's queries sometimes do strange things like querying 2 tables separately instead of using a join and I've often faced memory issues stemming from the ORM.

    The code conventions, while since 3 they have adopted PSR-2 are still a long way to go to being as compliant with the many PSRs as say, Laravel and Symfony. For example the controllers have an "initialize" method which is doing what you would/should do in __construct. Bugs me.

    The template layer needs to be Twig and not the ctp one. This is where the conventions fall apart and I've seen controller code, and tonnes of php logic in views because ctp offers nothing useful, unlike twig or blade templates which are very clean in comparison.

    That said I work on a project with hundreds of models and controllers and it holds up really well. I couldn't imagine the same application in Laravel or Symfony. It would be a mess.

    Review ofLaravelLaravel

    I moved from .NET and Rails to Laravel, and since then never thought to go back. I feel Laravel framework has the capability to overcome all modern frameworks.

    At Soft Pyramid we are developing rich business applications using Laravel Framework, and never feel any limitation even for complex reporting.We have written REST apis, complex ERP solutions and found awsome in all areas.

    Review ofCakePHPCakePHP

    CakePhp has is own Comunity and its very coprative they helpd me lot wen i wind no way to resolve a problem then i go for googling and Stack OverFlow but when we could not find any answer then we have to just post and shere issue with CakePhp Community and get answer Shortly

    How developers use CakePHP and Laravel
    Avatar of Dynamictivity
    Dynamictivity uses CakePHPCakePHP

    CakePHP is used because it is a very feature-complete, battle-tested rapid development framework. This saves us months of development time because the API's do most of the work. There is also an extensive plugin and community built around this platform.

    Avatar of BrightMachine
    BrightMachine uses LaravelLaravel

    The best PHP framework right now, intuitive and growing up quickly.

    We use Laravel in the outer layer of our Clean Architecture codebases, whereby the domain model does not rely on the framework as a whole.

    Avatar of Kent Steiner
    Kent Steiner uses LaravelLaravel

    See "PHP", I don't really choose to use it, but I can step in and operate in Laravel when necessary. Same goes for quite a few other PHP frameworks, including my own full-featured proprietary stack.

    Avatar of Nicholas Alexander
    Nicholas Alexander uses LaravelLaravel

    An excellent PHP framework employing SOLID principles to rapidly develop web-site systems and connect them to databases. Custom development of admin screens for website management.

    Avatar of Digital2Go
    Digital2Go uses CakePHPCakePHP

    CakePHP is one of the most mature and developed PHP Frameworks available, it brings order to Chaos and the core team are a decent bunch of people who really care about the project

    Avatar of Doug Bromley
    Doug Bromley uses LaravelLaravel

    A clean, easy to understand, well documented framework with excellent tools and a great community providing every imaginable extension to add functionality to your project.

    Avatar of Jake Taylor
    Jake Taylor uses LaravelLaravel

    Laravel is the PHP framework we use. It speeds up development and simplifies a lot of PHP. Complicated at first but saves time once you're comfortable with it.

    Avatar of Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please
    Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses CakePHPCakePHP

    Admin interface for users.

    Avatar of ajuria
    ajuria uses CakePHPCakePHP

    The best FW

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