PHP on Rails
Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/) buzz has been making its rounds these last few months. I’m anxious to use Rails (http://www.rubyonrails.com) but my ISP nor my employer support it. So I’ve been stuck staring at the colorful lollypop from a distance.
Cake (http://www.cakephp.com/) may be the solution to my problems, at least until Ruby becomes more widely supported. Cake is a PHP framework based on the Rails design. It’s still in its infancy but it looks pretty solid. The developer has shown his commitment by releasing four updates in a row this month.
UPDATE As of April 18th Cake has been updated to 0.2.7 (https://trac.cakephp.org/wiki/Cake/Download) with some nice new enhancements. There is now a code generator, however, it only works in Windows. This update also includes Flay (Textile like formating class), form generators, Folder class, and the beginnings of data validation with the Model using regular expressions.