Get Your PHP Cake - MVC for PHP

Published in Programming and Scripts on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

I linked to PHP Cake in the links and resources the other day, and after having played with it a bit I needed more room to say how cool it really is. If you happen to be into PHP but have a certain amount of Rails envy, get on this and check it out.

PHP Cake is a framework developed by Michal Tatarynowicz and based on Rails.

With 8 releases this month alone, the code is rapidly developing into something that will be very useful for people who want to develop easily in PHP using the MVC model. There is already a short tutorial and a small set of docs up on the website, and the latest release adds new form generators and data validation.

If you are a newer programmer, this is a great way to begin writing well structured applications (this being said, it also a good idea to understand how it all works).

Anyways, I haven't done much playing around with Ruby on Rails since it's early days, but for us PHP'ers this looks to be a nice development.

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You should check out Prado if you haven't already. Nice component based PHP framework similar to Tapestry.

Ehy, I'm going to try Cake, it looks like a well writtend and rapidly evolving software.
But check also the phpCodeGenie: similar approach...


See also Biscuit for PHP - which is a little simpler and more rails-like.

Has a nice introductory tutorial too.

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