CakePHP is a web development framework, somewhat similar to Rails. It provides scaffolding tools, an ActiveRecord/DataMapper implementation, doesn't require much setup or configuration. It comes with helpers for text translations, caching, validation, authorization backends, CSRF and XSS protection, and templating. It follows the Web-"MVC" scheme, centralized route dispatching, less efficient class-by-class autoloading, etc. Thorough API documentation and a rich set of user-contributed plugins e
minor feature: Scoped Middleware - Middleware can now be conditionally applied to routes in specific URL scopes. This allows you to build specific stacks of middleware for different parts of your application without having to write URL checking code in your middleware. New Middleware - New middleware was added to apply CSRF tokens, and encrypted cookies. Improved Console Environment - A new console dispatcher has been added, integrating the Application class into the CLI environment. Integration testing helpers have been added making testing console commands simpler. Helpful Console Errors - Missing options subcommands now make suggestions of valid options instead of just erroring out. Cache Engine Fallbacks - Cache engines can now be configured with a fallback key that defines a cache configuration to fall back to if the engine is misconfigured (or unavailable). Cookie Objects - New Cookie CookieCollection classes have been added. These classes allow you to work with cookies in an object-orientated way. dotenv Support added to Application Skeleton - The application skeleton now features a 'dotenv' integration making it easier to use environment variables to configure your application.