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Developer(s) Cake Software Foundation, Inc.
Initial release April 2005 (2005-04)
Stable release 3.1.1[1] / 6 October 2015 (2015-10-06)
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform PHP 5.4.16+
Available in Multilingual
Type Web application framework
License MIT License
Website .orgcakephp

CakePHP is an open source web application framework. It follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach and is written in PHP, modeled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails, and distributed under the MIT License.[2]

CakePHP uses well-known software engineering concepts and software design patterns, such as Convention over configuration, Model-View-Controller, Active Record, Association Data Mapping, and Front Controller.

CakePHP started in April 2005, when a Polish programmer Michal Tatarynowicz[3] wrote a minimal version of a Rapid Application Framework in PHP, dubbing it Cake.[4][5][6] He published the framework under the MIT license, and opened it up to the online community of developers. In December 2005, L. Masters and G. J. Woodworth founded the Cake Software Foundation to promote development related to CakePHP.[6] Version 1.0 was released on May 2006.

One of the project's inspirations was Ruby on Rails, using many of its concepts. The community has since grown and spawned several sub-projects.[7][8]

In October 2009, project manager Woodworth and developer N. Abele resigned from the project to focus on their own projects, including the Lithium framework (previously part of the CakePHP project). The remaining development team continued to focus on the original roadmap that was previously defined.[9]


  • Real-world usage 1
  • Conferences 2
    • Past conferences 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • External links 6

Real-world usage

It is used by many blogs and websites, including:


The Cake Software Foundation operates an annual Conference focusing on CakePHP called CakeFest. Initially held as a bi-annual event in 2008.

Past conferences

Year Location
2015 New York, NY, USA
2014 Madrid, Spain
2013 San Francisco, CA, USA
2012 Manchester, UK
2011 Manchester, UK
2010 Chicago, IL, USA
2009 Berlin, Germany
2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina
2008 Orlando, FL, USA

See also


  1. ^ [ "CakePHP 3.0.14 Released — Bakery"] . Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "CakePHP Manual - CakePHP at a Glance". Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
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  7. ^ "CakeForge". Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  8. ^ "TheChaw". Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  9. ^ "The Cake is Still Rising". Retrieved 2009-10-25. 


  • Munro, Jamie (April 9, 2011). "Rapid Application Development With CakePHP" (1st ed.).  
  • Golding, David (July 21, 2008). "Beginning CakePHP: from Novice to Professional" (1st ed.).  
  • Chan, Kai; Omokore, John; Miller, Richard (December 2, 2008). "Practical CakePHP Projects" (1st ed.).  

External links

  • Official website
  • Official Community Portal
  • Official Documentation
  • Official API
  • CakePHP TV
  • CakePackages
  • Official CakePHP Code Repository
  • Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP - DeveloperWorks series from IBM on CakePHP
  • PHP Frameworks Comparison Sheet
  • CakePHP Blog
  • CakePHP Presentation
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