LAPHP March Talk: CakePHP

The Los Angeles PHP Meetup Group
Sat, 19 Mar 2011, 02:00 - 04:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Mahalo HQ , Santa Monica, US

Larry Masters (@PhpNut) and several members of the CakePHP core developers team will be on the official US tour and will be talking to LAPHP group on March 18th. 

This is the last stop of the official CakePHP 3-city tour in March! Come meet with the CakePHP Core Dev Team and discuss the CakePHP 2.0 project and future plans, learn about how you can be involved, and why our community is so important.

We are going to perform an actual run-through with CakePHP to educate users on its rapid development, and how to use the framework, as well as re-use community components and tools.

We'll be building out a URL bookmarking service, which is great timing given the dropping of delicious by Yahoo!.

We encourage users to come along with their laptops, ready to build along with us.

After the main talk the members of the CakPHP team will be available for the Q&A session as well as general networking, socializing and catching up.



CakePHP is one of the most popular PHP frameworks out there.  It provides an extensive architecture for developing, maintaining and deploying PHP applications using the widely popular MVC and ORM patterns.  CakePHP greatly reduces development time and costs and helps developers write less code.

Just recently CakePHP team released CakePHP 2.0-dev version and production release is expected pretty soon.  The 2.0 version will take full advantage of PHP5 and will have a number of new features, including:

  • PHPUnit as a test framework
  • Separate Request and Response objects
  • Extensive use of lazy loading (for Associated models, Helpers and Controllers)
  • Exceptions and Errors, etc.


We will have several members of the core CakePHP developers team:

Larry Masters (@PhpNut)
Founder of the CakePHP Project, and long time PHP developer.
Larry Masters  is the president of the Cake Software Foundation and is currently working on a CakePHP 2.0 Model change set to move CakePHP from Active Record to Data Mapper for model data.

José Lorenzo Rodríguez
José has been on the CakePHP core team for 1 year, and has contributed many enhancements and fixes to the project.
He is currently hacking up some cool plugins for CakePHP 2.0 and assisting the implementation of changes and features for CakePHP 2.0.

Graham Weldon (@predominant)
Graham's a core CakePHP developer since 2 years ago focusing on refactoring the framework architecture and bringing up all the CakePHP related sites. He's also an excellent educator who puts emphasis on clean, tested and performant code. Probably Graham Weldon is one of the must known CakePHP community members since he has given several talks around the world promoting the framework, agile development and open source in general.

Admission is free, snacks and drinks will be served.



The food and drinks for our meeting are kindly sponsored by
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online (WDPRO) is an exciting and dynamic environment that is responsible for creating the web presence for the entire spectrum of Walt Disney’s vacation and travel offerings. WDPRO's LAMP stack development projects boast the latest features available in PHP 5.3.x and includes the use of Zend Framework 1.11.x and WordPress 3.x. In addition, WDPRO is working with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery 1.4.x in order to create industry-leading guest experiences.

As usual, CoLoft is kindly hosting our event.  Please check also their latest project: - a CoLoft's new job board.  A great place to find local tech jobs and to hire great engineers.



There's plenty of street parking along the Santa Monica Blvd and the side streets nearby.  The metered parking is free after 6pm.  Please look for the signs as certain sides of the side streets are residential permit parking only.


We look forward to seeing you all there on Friday!


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