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 exist.
minor feature: Paginator scopes now generate URLs correctly when passed parameters are involved.The searched path list in a MissingTemplateException is now correct for elements in plugins.Improved documentation for Query::applyOptions().ADmad.Joel Montesinos.Mark Story.ndm2.