In this article, we are going to give some very unique reasons why we are using Cakephp as our framework. In Web Development Guru, we use Cakephp as our main PHP development framework, for the following reasons:
- Deployment is easy
It is extremely easy to deploy a Cakephp application – all you need to do is to copy the whole App folder into your domain’s home directory and change some folders’ permissions. Everything is wrapped inside this App folder, so you don’t need to worry about missing files and broken directory links. It makes deployment process very fast, thus it saves a lot of manpower cost.
- Built-in MVC structure
MVC (Model-View-Control) is built in to Cakephp, and it is structured into three main folders (models, views and controllers), each of them containing corresponding components. Well structured MVC pattern makes Cakephp projects easy to maintain, and scalable.
- UI Templates
In Cakephp, you are able to form your own templates using helpers. Helpers are special files to help build your own UI templates. It will save a lot of your time not having to develop your own templates engine.
- Built-in Cache engine
Cache engine is a very powerful component with which to improve your application’s performance. With the Cakephp built-in cache engine, you can cache repeated views inside files, memory even your database. With Cache engine, you tell Cakephp to store data from database to some other place so it does not have to retrieve them from the database every time. And this is just one way of using Cache, amongst many other methods of using it to improve applications’ performance.
As Cakephp is growing, we at Web Development Guru believe that the Cakephp team as well as independent developers will continue to push the Cakephp application to a higher level.