CakePHP commonly known as ‘Cake’ is easy to install and faster to configure. It needs Apache (with mod_rewrite enabled), Php 4.3.2 or higher, MySQL/PostgreSQL/other ODBC, ADODB compliant databases.
XAMPP by ApacheFriends or MAMP has a complete installation of the above products which is an ultimate time saver. But, you should prefer installing each software individually in order to get a grip on the subject.
You can download the latest release from http://cakeforge.org/frs/download.php/695/18.104.22.16862.tar.gz (more…)