CakePHP or Not ?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by fab5freddy, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    I am trying to learn and understand PHP.

    Should i look into using CakePHP ?
    Would that make things easier or not ?

    thanks!
     
  2. memco macrumors 6502

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    I know very little PHP and am in the process of learning it myself. I couldn't really find a use for CakePHP and felt it was making things more complicated for me. Perhaps you'll have a different experience, but I found it better to work with straight PHP to do what I needed. I'm sure after you've wrestled with it for a while, CakePHP may come in very handy for things you want help doing more easily, but could do just as well without it. Generally, it is recommended that you learn the language before learning to use a specific framework, which I have found to be useful advice.
     
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  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. m3kilpat macrumors regular

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    If you have no prior programming experience you'd probably want to learn regular PHP first. The CakePHP framework is based on OOP and design patterns which is more advanced stuff. Regular PHP is not so object oriented. I'd say learn the real stuff before using frameworks.
     

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