CakePHP is a modern framework designed for the rapid development of business sites. It offers flexible and scalable solutions, as well as a convenient MVC application structure.
CakePHP’s Merehead development team has extensive experience developing fast, innovative websites. We use all the capabilities of the framework to integrate high-quality properties of databases on the site, as well as to make it workable on different devices beyond productivity.
CakePHP is one of the most popular PHP frameworks. The number of fans continues to grow. This is beneficial both for enterprises (the choice of order performers is increasing) and for developers (the community is developing, the number of best practices is increasing). Gradually, CakePHP take a liking to the mass of developers because of the outstanding features that help develop dynamic and complex business websites.
One of the reasons for recognizing this development tool is usability. With this framework, it is easy to set up even the most complex website, regardless of business requirements.
A simple tool does not mean an insufficient quality product. This means that the developer can devote more time to detail, achieving better results. In addition, a deeper study with each writing application improves the experience of a specialist.
A self-respecting developer will never proceed to the next stage until he has tested the finished part of the code. In some frameworks, you need to prescribe many commands or use additional tools, but not with CakePHP.
This environment supports unit testing by default. This allows you to conditionally divide the application into several parts, thereby achieving a more accurate quality check result. It also speeds up testing because it reduces the likelihood of confusion in the code.
Many modern frameworks built on this technique. It is based on 4 basic functions: create, read, update, delete. This allows you to quickly customize the framework for specific business requirements to meet all needs.
This ability is increasingly being implemented in new versions of all web development tools. Firstly, it facilitates the work of a specialist, since, having written a working code once, he can safely use it in the next steps.
Secondly, it saves time, as the developer does not need to constantly focus on writing new code. Again, this allows you to put more effort into the logical and creative part of the project.
No setup needed
Unpopular development tools are often scary because you need to set configuration parameters before use. First, it takes a long time. Secondly, in case of an error, you will have to rewrite the setting again. It is noteworthy that an error can be detected only during the development process.
CakePHP is one of those frameworks that has a good basic configuration. Most settings are determined automatically. This saves a lot of time for the programmer because he doesn’t need to learn configuration parameters.
Any product is amenable to negative statements. Some are true, the second are made to discredit, while others appear due to the user's inexperience. CakePHP is no exception. There are a lot of erroneous judgments around it that lead to the refusal to work with the framework.
. Github activity rates have actually dropped slightly. However, the developers of the framework continue to improve it, releasing new versions. This development environment is very durable and time tested. Experienced experts will calmly confirm this and disprove the fact of "death".
2. Slow. Yes, it was in versions 1.x due to incorrect loading. Many things turned on automatically, even if they are not necessary. This greatly burdened the system, which caused a drop in performance. Today, the developer selects the data that must be downloaded at a particular moment, which eliminates all unnecessary processes. Because CakePHP does not lag behind the more popular frameworks like Yii
3. Outdated Documentation. If you do not travel in time, then you cannot believe it. Since 2008, documentation has improved significantly time after time. Migration guides are 100% complete, writing code is described in detail in the instructions. The creators of this myth, most likely, could not read the documentation correctly.
4. Strict configuration.Beginning developers believe that the automatic settings of the framework are strongly constrained in freedom of action. In fact, it does not have any restrictions on reconfiguration. Anyone can set their configuration if necessary.
CakePHP was originally designed for large-scale projects. Things don't work the first time, but each new version brought useful changes. Thus, this framework has become one of the best solutions for business. Why?
High degree of protection. The framework is licensed under the MIT. Thus, it is marked as an authorized tool. In addition, there are tools for protecting against CSRF, preventing SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and validating input data. CakePHP and Laravel framework
have the same high level of security.
Productivity. CakePHP provides a flexible data verification process. Moreover, it simplifies the complex structure of the website with advanced tools. When starting the framework, the developer chooses the elements that need to be downloaded, so that the system is not overloaded with active processes.
Such approaches significantly speed up the work of the framework itself and the applications created with it. Thanks to this, requests and incoming data are processed faster, which allows you to instantly provide users with the necessary information.
Big community. Since CakePHP has been in the top rankings for 14 years, it has acquired a large community of developers at various levels around the world. Thus, a lot of best practices are collected online, which allows you to create the highest quality applications
Simplicity. With the ability to reuse code and high-quality pre-installed configurations, getting started with CakePHP is easy. First of all, it affects a significant reduction in the necessary resources that can be later spent on marketing and optimizing applications for business expansion.
The Merehead team will help identify key business requirements and create the appropriate applications. To do this, our employees use both personal experience and best practices that are gathered online. We will make reliable and high-quality applications for your business.