2 thoughts on “Cakephp devs trying out laravel, how was it for you?”

  1. I don’t think you’re missing anything. I think both have their good and bad sides.

    The Blade templating in Laravel is really popular and does work well, and I think is a little quicker to develop with than CTPs. CakePHP is definitely a lot more logical for writing controllers and it’s really good at ORM. Personally I think the documentation can be a little better especially when doing something a bit different, like your own authentication. However Laravel has really good support for a lot of stuff, like REST.

    Both are pretty good, I’m definitely no fanatic about either, but I definitely do prefer CakePHP personally 🙂

  2. Well, any system you’re not used to is going to seem 5x as complicated as a system you’ve been for a long time. That said, Laravel does have some distinct differences from CakePHP. It’s much more similar to Cake 3 than it is Cake 2, though, so if you’re comparing it to Cake 2 you’re comparing oranges and apples.

    Some of the features of Laravel can be implemented in CakePHP, [such as dotenv support](https://github.com/bkeepers/dotenv), which I’m working on a plugin/module for. I’ll put something out when it’s less of a scattered mess.


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