I’ve just finnished my first real live application built with CakePHP. It’s nothing too wild – a booking management system based on 10 tables, the only vaguely fancy bit a couple of AJAX lookup / search fields.
Considering it has been the project I’ve actually built using Cake, and I’ve been learning the framework on the job, it has been very painless. It hasn’t taken long – it is an internal project for another department that I’ve squeezed in when I need a break from whatever else I’m doing.
The hardest part has been geetiing used to the format of query results, but that is easily solved with a quick print_r() and it has been a dream to debug and tweak, just working through it with the main guy who will be using it.