The CakePHP is a free, open-source, rapid development framework for PHP. It’s a foundational structure for programmers to create web applications and also easy for deploy it.
A Deep History Of Cakephp
- Nowadays, There are so many ways to develop web application in PHP development. Thant’s why PHP become mature more and more PHP Frameworks have come onto the scene. It’s providing a wide range of development options and flexibility.
- Cakephp recently relised new version of Cakephp 3.0.
- Since 2004, when PHP 4 was still the standard, in this time there where no PHP framework and no Object Oriented programming access in PHP was certainly challenge.Cakephp is one of the MVC framework.Cakephp has running to virtual maintaining and healthy market share of CakePHP developers.
- CakePHP started in 2005, when Ruby on Rails was gaining popularity. The community has since grown and spawned several sub-projects. CakePHP is not a port of Ruby on Rails to PHP, but appropriates many of its useful concepts.
- The Mambo Foundation announced in 2007 that it would utilize the CakePHP framework for future versions of its widely used content management system, calling CakePHP a “solid choice and certainly one of the top frameworks available today.”
- How popular is the CakePHP framework? It has wide range of active community and support team and Cakephp ranked in the Top 4th most popular PHP framework on GitHub around 12,5000 Projects. Moreover It has CakePHP Google group with 1000 of topics.
500 contributer of free code ex:-Plugins, behaviors and many more.
What is new feature in CakePHP 3.0 version?
- Better performance :- New version of Cakephp boost improvements of the bootstrap functionality and routing process, and several parts of process for creating helper templates.
- Enhanced components and helpers :- New version enhance support and FlashHelper and FlashComponent. Moreover it’s add CookieComponent has been enhanced, with advance configuration of cookie namespaces and handling of cookie data.
- Advance session management :- Session management is one of the most important part of web application that’s why new version of Cakephp comes with Request Object ex: $this->request->session();. This new changes also make easy to access session and make changes in web application.
- Themes and plugins merged:- A key goal of CakePHP 3 was to make themes more powerful and robust. Working toward that goal, it became apparent that what was really needed was for themes to provide the same capabilities as plugins. Accordingly, any plugin may now be used as a theme, which also simplifies packaging and redistribution.
In addition, there are a few additional features that are also planned to be integrated into the beta release of version 3.0.
- Internationalization and localization (i18n and L10n) feature enhancements.
- A replacement for CacheHelper based on Edge Side Includes.
- A new routing API for simpler and faster route declaration.
Cakephp provide below features you’ll enjoy when using CakePHP
- MVC architecture:- Model -View-Controller
- Flexible licensing :- MIT License
- Compatible with versions 4 and 5 of PHP
- Integrated CRUD for database interaction
- Application scaffolding
- Code generation
- Request dispatcher with clean, custom URLs and routes
- Built-in validation
- Fast and flexible templating
- View Helpers for AJAX
- Email, Cookie, Security, Session, and Request Handling Components
- Flexible ACL
- Data Sanitization
- Flexible Caching
- REST API
MVC(Model view controller)
The Model represents the application data
The View renders a presentation of model data
The Controller handles and routes requests made by the client
Why use MVC?
- Because it is a tried and true software design pattern that turns an application into a maintainable, modular, rapidly developed package.
- Crafting application tasks into separate models, views, and controllers makes your application very light on its feet. New features are easily added, and new faces on old features are a snap.
- The modular and separate design also allows developers and designers to work simultaneously, including the ability to rapidly prototype.
- Separation also allows developers to make changes in one part of the application without affecting others.