Facts of CakePHP : Famous Open Source PHP Framework
CakePHP is one of the famous open source web application framework(PHP Framework) that provides an extensible architecture for developing, maintaining, and deploying applications. In 2005,Larry Masters started CakePHP when Ruby on Rails was gaining popularity as a framework on Ruby Programming language. CakePHP was developed using some useful concept of Ruby On Rails.
CakePHP is based on MVC architecture that is Model-View-Controller,CakePHP helps developers as developers needs to write less code.Also CakePHP reduces the cost of application as you can develop an application very rapidly.
Below are the links where you will find all tutorial related to CakePHP.
Compatible with PHP4 and PHP5
CakePHP 2.0 is planned for supporting PHP 5.2 and above
MVC (Model, View, Controller) architecture
Integrated CRUD (Create,Read,Update,Delete) for database
Code generation via Bake
Request dispatcher with custom URLs
Security, Session, and Request Handling Components
Access control lists (ACL)
Unit testing using the SimpleTest framework
I found CakePHP as one of the best Open source PHP Framework which is easy to use and having so many inbuilt features so the development time will be less and you can develop your web application with very less time.