CakePHP is a framework created for developing web applications in PHP. A framework automates many of the most common tasks of a developer. However, the learning curve that is required to get the most out of it is a limitation. CakePHP's main idea is to speed up the learning process while reducing development time and maintaining the code's quality.
CakePHP uses the Model-View-Controller scheme to structure its projects. This is reinforced with the object-oriented paradigm and allows the development of modularizable applications.
Let's see some of the most exciting things it offers us:
At the beginning of a project, it is very common for details to be adjusted regarding the information that each table in the database will save. Thus, developers have to spend more time re-tailoring the site sections that save or delete data.
Scaffolding creates a temporary CRUD structure with four simple steps: Create the initial database, create the model, create the blank controller, and add the $ scaffold variable. CakePHP takes care of all the internal logic and the display of the required options.
Once the database has been defined, the developer can replace the scaffold with his own views and methods.
CakePHP includes a small but powerful script called "Bake" that allows us to "bake" our application from a simple database. Bake can create fully functional models, views or controllers, and even with scaffolding, without the developer having to write a single code line.
CakePHP models reflect the entities and relationships in the database. Also, for each field in the tables, you can define your own validation rules or use the predefined Cake rules. In each modification or insertion of a record, CakePHP will automatically validate all the fields (unless otherwise indicated from the controller).
To query the database in CakePHP, it is not necessary to write a single database statement. Through the find method, inherited in the models, the searches are parameterized so that it is simply required to create an array with the search details.
In Cake models, the relationships between the different entities in the database are defined. Thanks to this, when making a query, CakePHP returns the fields of the record directly associated with the search, but it can also include all the information related to the record in the database. This is one of the features that make CakePHP more powerful.
If you can make recursive queries, you can also save information in this way. Cake simply needs to send as a parameter to the saveAll method a hash in which the keys are the names of the models, and the value of each input is an array with the fields to be saved. CakePHP will automatically keep the records and update the foreign keys of all the models involved, as specified in the models.
Other Cool Stuff
The Advantages Of CakePHP:
- No configuration: configure the database, and that's it
- Extremely simple: it's a piece of cake, that's the name
- Very active and very responsive community
- Soft license: MIT license (what you develop is yours and can be sold)
- Healthy framework: all code was written by the CakePHP development team
- Respects best practices: security, sessions, authentication, and many more
- Hierarchization of data in the database according to the MPTT structure
- Object-Oriented (OO): beginner or experienced in object development, no problem!
- The documentation provided
- Cache management, rights
- Integrated development assistance tools (forms, ajax, data validation, authentication, etc.)
- Command line console allowing the generation of CRUD (Create / Read / Update / Delete) applications on the fly
- And many others!
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Cake PHP Development At Hyperlink InfoSystem:
Developed in PHP and based on the MVC architecture, the CakePHP framework ensures rapid development of web applications. Its Model-View-Control architecture supports a clear bifurcation of website design, development and flow. Very functional, the framework saves development time. Being open source also saves the cost of developing any web application. CakePHP web development is chosen for its simplified functionality and fast customization.
Hyperlink InfoSystem is a trusted name for web application development. It is one of the most sought after CakePHP development companies in the outsourcing industry. Its CakePHP development team has been repeatedly chosen for CakePHP web development by its satisfied customers. We have a proven track record of providing top quality CakePHP development services including customization of CakePHP, CakePHP plugins, custom module development, and all other types of websites.
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Great Flexibility And Versatile Use
CakePHP is based on the MVC pattern, which allows you to use it in a variety of ways, e.g. as a stand-alone application, as one or more parts of a microservices architecture or as backend technology for frontend frameworks such as AngularJS. The framework also leaves enough flexibility for future changes in the development of your applications.
Quick And Easy Creation Of Prototypes
CakePHP's code generation capabilities allow prototypes to be created in a very short time. You also have the opportunity to test your concept right from the start.
CakePHP can be hosted on all common web servers, virtual servers or cloud solutions such as the Google cloud platform.