CakePHP是一个运用了诸如ActiveRecord、Association Data Mapping、Front Controller和MVC等著名设计模式的快速开发框架。该项目主要目标是提供一个可以让各种层次的PHP开发人员快速地开发出健壮的Web应用，而 又不失灵活性。主要特性：
♦ 提供应用程序的基础模块和CRUD 代码自动生成功能
PSR7 Middleware support has been added. This is an opt-in feature that allows you to leverage the increasing number of PSR7 middleware libraries from the broader PHP community in your CakePHP application.
A new streamlined workflow for TranslateBehavior that makes creating forms for multiple translation values easier than before.
Cake\Network\Http\Client has been moved to Cake\Http\Client. Its request and response objects now implement the PSR7 interfaces
Additional support has been added for mapping complex data types. This makes it easier to work with geo-spatial types, and data that cannot be represented by strings in SQL queries.