CakePHP is the most popular rapid application development framework for PHP. For over 10 years, this open source project has been the go-to solution for quickly and easily building websites and web applications.
Through a series of over 60 recipes, this book takes you from the basic building blocks of the CakePHP framework to the implementation of routine tasks that will help speed up your development even further. From routing to authentication, the model layer and the events system, as well as views and unit testing, you'll learn how to handle the ins and outs of developments using CakePHP. With fast paced recipes written by a core CakePHP member and official trainer, this book is your piece of the cake!
Comments about oreilly CakePHP 2 Application Cookbook:
Recently I've had the opportunity to read CakePHP 2 application Cookbook. As all my colleagues know, I've not used to PHP as a standard way of creating webs. But surprisingly, I was amazed by this framework.
The book explain a lot of useful recipes of doing the most and frequently tasks when we are developing. Jorge and James get its knowledge to the highest teaching with a clear and simple exposition everything you need to know to get success in your work. The code is everywhere and in every page, letting a little to the boring and long theory; moreover, pure theoretical explanations are very well balanced with the examples themself, as to give them the right and necessary support.
On the other hand, It lacks of a "how to do I" section for install the framework and It's needed a previous PHP experience to get full understanding of the lessons taught.
Finally, I must say that it's a excellent book to get started with Cake PHP and to get things done in a jiffy thanks to its convention-based power.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend