The large download button shows the way, and the rest is easy.
Once downloaded, extract to your configured document root.
The easiest way to get started, is to create a database using your preferred database management tool (in my case, php My Admin or you can use My SQL Workbench) For the purposes of this tutorial, I will use a very simple database, the app we will be making is a list of sorts, be it a wish list or a to-do list, whatever you want to do to expand on it will be possible with the help of future tutorials.
This method of programming is often called RAD (Rapid Application Development).
Important Resources As well as the above, some kind of IDE such as Eclipse PDT or E-Text Editor is also recommended for ease of development.
Assuming you have all of these set up correctly, it’s time to grab the source code of Cake from their most excellent website.
As of writing, the latest stable version of the “Cake Core” is 188.8.131.5266.
Also the `created` field is an automagic field, which Cake will automatically populate on creation of a row. Information on field types can be found in the Cook Book. If you’re using Windows, press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard and type “cmd” without the quotes.
In OS X, press Command + Space and type “Terminal” and hit enter.
It should look something like the following in Windows: Find the directory you installed Cake Core into, and navigate to the console directory.
Welcome to the first of hopefully many articles based on getting to know and love Cake PHP.
This article assumes a working knowledge of web development programming in general, including working with Apache, a My SQL database and most obviously, PHP.