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CakePHP Framework

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CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like Associative Data Mapping, Front Controller, and MVC. Our primary goal is to provide a structured framework that enables PHP users at all levels to rapidly develop robust web applications, without any loss to flexibility.

Installing CakePHP via Composer

You can install CakePHP into your project using Composer. If you're starting a new project, we recommend using the app skeleton as a starting point. For existing applications you can run the following:

$ composer require cakephp/cakephp:"3.0.*-dev"

Running Tests

Assuming you have PHPUnit installed system wide using one of the methods stated here, you can run the tests for cakephp by doing the following:

  1. Copy phpunit.xml.dist to phpunit.xml.
  2. Add the relevant database credentials to your phpunit.xml if you want to run tests against a non-SQLite datasource.
  3. Run phpunit.


See for more information.

Some Handy Links

CakePHP - The rapid development PHP framework.

CookBook - THE CakePHP user documentation; start learning here!

API - A reference to CakePHP's classes.

Plugins - A repository of extensions to the framework.

The Bakery - Tips, tutorials and articles.

Community Center - A source for everything community related.

Training - Join a live session and get skilled with the framework.

CakeFest - Don't miss our annual CakePHP conference.

Cake Software Foundation - Promoting development related to CakePHP.

Get Support!

#cakephp on - Come chat with us, we have cake.

Google Group - Community mailing list and forum.

GitHub Issues - Got issues? Please tell us!

Roadmaps - Want to contribute? Get involved!

Contributing - Quick pointers for contributing to the CakePHP project.

CookBook "Contributing" Section - Details about contributing to the project.

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