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Developer(s) Cake Software Foundation, Inc.
Initial release April 2005; 13 years ago (2005-04)
Stable release
3.6.10[1] / 2018-08-04[±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform PHP 5.6.0+
Available in Multilingual
Type Web framework
License MIT License

CakePHP is an open-source web framework. It follows the model–view–controller (MVC) approach and is written in PHP, modeled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails, and distributed under the MIT License.[2]

CakePHP uses well-known software engineering concepts and software design patterns, such as convention over configuration, model–view–controller, active record, association data mapping, and front controller.

CakePHP started in April 2005, when a Polish programmer Michal Tatarynowicz[3] wrote a minimal version of a rapid application development in PHP, dubbing it Cake.[4][5][6] He published the framework under the MIT license, and opened it up to the online community of developers. In December 2005, L. Masters and G. J. Woodworth founded the Cake Software Foundation to promote development related to CakePHP.[6] Version 1.0 was released on May 2006.

One of the project's inspirations was Ruby on Rails, using many of its concepts. The community has since grown and spawned several sub-projects.[7][8]

In October 2009, project manager Woodworth and developer N. Abele resigned from the project to focus on their own projects, including the Lithium web framework (previously part of the CakePHP project). The remaining development team continued to focus on the original roadmap that was previously defined.[9]


The Cake Software Foundation operates an annual Conference focusing on CakePHP called CakeFest. It was initially held as a bi-annual event in 2008.[citation needed]


Year Location
2018 Nashville, TN, USA
2017 New York, NY, USA
2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 New York, NY, USA
2014 Madrid, Spain
2013 San Francisco, CA, USA
2012 Manchester, UK
2011 Manchester, UK
2010 Chicago, IL, USA
2009 Berlin, Germany
2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina
2008 Orlando, FL, USA

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