To give you a sense of what to expect from Cake, this appendix compares it to some other popular web frameworks.
Currently, the most popular PHP frameworks include the following:
Each of these frameworks is built in the PHP language, but they differ in their methods and libraries. Other frameworks could be listed here as well (PHP has a large and growing number of frameworks compared to other languages), but I'll stick with these four. No doubt others will emerge, but I expect these to continue to be the most dominant players in the PHP frameworks ...