The CakePHP framework provides a robust base for your application. It can handle every aspect, from the user’s initial request all the way to the final rendering of a web page. And since the framework follows the principles of MVC, it allows you to easily customize and extend most aspects of your application.
The framework also provides a basic organizational structure, from filenames to database table names, keeping your entire application consistent and logical. This concept is simple but powerful. Follow the conventions and you’ll always know exactly where things are and how they’re organized.
The best way to experience and learn CakePHP is to sit down and build something. To start off we'll build a simple blog application.
.. toctree:: getting-started/a-typical-cakephp-request getting-started/cakephp-conventions getting-started/cakephp-folder-structure getting-started/cakephp-structure