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CakePHP is an open-source web 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.[3]

Developer(s)Cake Software Foundation, Inc.
Initial releaseApril 2005; 14 years ago (2005-04)
Stable release
3.8.6[1] / 2019-11-07[±]
Preview release
4.0.0-RC2 / 2019-12-01[2]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPHP
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformPHP 5.6.0+
Available inMultilingual
TypeWeb framework
LicenseMIT License Edit this at Wikidata

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[4] wrote a minimal version of a rapid application development framework in PHP, dubbing it Cake.[5][6][7] 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.[7] Version 1.0 was released in 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.[8][9]

In October 2009, project manager Woodworth and developer N. Abele resigned from the project to focus on their own projects, including the Lithium web framework (previously part of the CakePHP project). The remaining development team continued to focus on the original roadmap that was previously defined.[10]


The Cake Software Foundation operates an annual Conference focusing on CakePHP called CakeFest. It was initially held as a bi-annual event in 2008.[citation needed]


Year Location
2019 Tokyo, Japan
2017 New York, NY, USA
2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands
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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ "CakePHP 3.8.6 Released". Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  2. ^ "CakePHP 4.0.0-RC2 Released". CakePHP Blog. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. ^ "CakePHP Manual - CakePHP at a Glance". Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  4. ^ "Contributors - cakephp".
  5. ^ "Introduction to CakePHP - 1.1".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-08-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b "Listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  8. ^ "CakeForge". Archived from the original on 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  9. ^ "TheChaw". Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  10. ^ "The Cake is Still Rising". Archived from the original on 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2009-10-25.


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