CakePHP is a free, open-source, rapid development framework for PHP that makes building web applications simpler and faster, as it requires less complicated coding. It’s a foundational structure for programmers to create unique web applications designed to support whatever your business objectives may be.

The aim of CakePHP is to enable users to work in a modern, structured framework without the loss of flexibility. That is why Britefish works with this framework, as it offers a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system that makes building systems of all sizes and complexity much easier and much more intriguing. With CakePHP we can build fast and help you grow while providing the added assurance of a solid foundation.


How Can CakePHP Support Your Business Goals?

Britefish enjoys working with CakePHP because it takes the uniformity out of web development and is compatible with different versions of PHP. Apart from being convenient and flexible, there are many reasons why CakePHP is a preferred PHP development framework among many web builders and website owners alike. Some of the incredible benefits of working with this system include:

Easy configuration – This is one of the most important reasons why developers use CakePHP as their framework. With CakePHP, you only have to manage the database connections settings. For everything else, there are automated functions to locate specific libraries and URLs, which makes your work significantly easier and more efficient.

MVC architecture – CakePHP’s software design pattern follows MVC or ‘Model View Controller.’ This means that MVC pattern breaks down and divides applications into three major components specifically developed to handle different aspects through the tiers: Model, View, and Controller.

Convenient Extensions – With CakePHP, you can easily extend your project with components, behaviors, and plug-ins. You have the ability to create parts of the reusable code which can then become useful within multiple projects. This expansion means that you can create a generalized library instead of Cake’s extending core libraries, which can then be shared between different models, controllers, and views as well as be used in other projects.

CRUD scaffolding – You can save time with CakePHP’s CRUD (create, read, update, delete) scaffolding. It’s incredibly useful, giving you a preliminary view of your application in just a single line of code.

Object Relational Mapping – CakePHP’s built-in ORM (object relational mapping) specializes in relational databases and can be extended further to support substitute data sources. This is a technique used to facilitate data conversion between incompatible type systems in databases and object-oriented programming languages for data and workflow management.

PHP Development with Britefish and CakePHP

CakePHP is one of the most popular frameworks for PHP development and why we have the expertise to provide this setup for our clients. Not only does it reduce development costs and has the ability to rapidly build applications using code generation and other advanced scaffolding features, it comes with a large, active, and effective community. Most required features are already built-into this framework, including database access, translations, validation, caching, authentication, and more. Britefish works with CakePHP because there’s no complicated configuration required. Once your database is set up, you’re good to go.