InfoWorld's Test Center picks the best open source development tools of 2011
Among the PHP Web frameworks to hit the InfoWorld test bench this year, CakePHP offered the best balance between quantity of features and ease of use. CakePHP applications require minimal configuration, and an excellent set of command-line tools dramatically reduce the time required to build an application. Define a database for your application, and CakePHP's Bake shell will create the model classes and method scaffolding for it -- and will even construct unit tests for the model, if you like. CakePHP offers shortcuts for code reuse, helpers to simplify the use of AJAX, and even recommendations for securing your website. It's clear why CakePHP is so popular and well regarded by its users.
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