CakePHP is an open-source web framework. It follows the model–view–controller (MVC) approach and is written in PHP, modelled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails, and distributed under the MIT License for the online community of developers it is being used by many websites and blogs.

The model–view–controller (MVC) are three individual aspects which together make up an application. In CakePHP models are the key ingredients of any application. They handle validations and domain logics within your application. Views are the presentation layers in your application. They provide you with powerful tools to create JSON, HTML and other outputs your application needs. And lastly controllers, they handle requests and coordinate your models and responses your application creates. It helps in building web application simpler and faster with as minimal code as possible. There are currently three versions available of CakePHP the latest being v3.2.

Benefits of CakePHP

  • • It provides rapid development in terms that the code is built quickly generating prototypes.
  • • CakePHP requires no extra or complex configurations neither XML nor YAML, all you have to do it set up your database and you are good to go.
  • • It provides ease of use in commercial applications as it is licenced under MIT licence which is an extremely friendly licence.
  • • It is customized and integrated with all the important features including database access, caching, validation, authentication, translation and much more which is all built into the PHP model–view–controller (MVC) framework.
  • • It provides clean, clear and easy model–view–controller (MVC) conventions, lightening you from the burden of planning.
  • • CakePHP comes with a set of guidelines which helps and guides you through the development of your application.
  • • CakePHP is extremely secure in terms that it comes with built-in tools for Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) protection, form tampering protection, SQL injection prevention, Cross-site Scripting (XSS) prevention and input validation making your application secure and safe.
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