Enter CakePHP – Rapid Development Framework – No Really!

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Almost two months ago I mentioned that I was looking into some PHP Frameworks I must say, that I’ve procrastinated with the whole thing. Since then I’ve caught up on a few. A friend of mine tried introducing me to Code Igniter framework. I didn’t really get a good feel for it. He mentioned that it was more powerful and flexible, but I’m lazy, so I was looking for a lazy man PHP Framework.

Enter CakePHP

Here’s a bit of background. I know you’ve heard of Ruby on Rails (RoR). I mean who hasn’t? Well, I’m one of those guys who never paid it much mind, and for that I was wrong :). RoR introduces the MVC model: Model-View-Controller pattern. What these Frameworks do is bring this pattern to the PHP platform and I love them for it.

CakePHP is a bit simpler than Code Igniter at first, so that’s what drew me to it. However, this weekend I stumbled upon the Baking capability of CakePHP and I was hooked. I have an upcoming project, which I’ve decided to use CakePHP on. I will keep you posted on how things go.

This is what helped me make my decision: CodeIgniter vs. CakePHP

Good Luck to you guys.