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: Basic Authentication now reads the Authorization header if present. This improves compatibility with FastCGI. Improved API documentation. Marc Würth. Mark Scherer. Mark Story. Nicola Beghin.