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CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like Active Record, Association Data Mapping, Front Controller and MVC.
Our primary goal is to provide a structured framework that enables PHP users at all levels to rapidly develop robust web applications, without any loss to flexibility.
## Some Handy Links
[CakePHP](https://cakephp.org) - The rapid development PHP framework
[CookBook](https://book.cakephp.org) - THE CakePHP user documentation; start learning here!
[API](https://api.cakephp.org) - A reference to CakePHP's classes
[Plugins](https://plugins.cakephp.org) - A repository of extensions to the framework
[The Bakery](https://bakery.cakephp.org) - Tips, tutorials and articles
[Community Center](https://community.cakephp.org) - A source for everything community related
[Training](https://training.cakephp.org) - Join a live session and get skilled with the framework
[CakeFest](https://cakefest.org) - Don't miss our annual CakePHP conference
[Cake Software Foundation](https://cakefoundation.org) - Promoting development related to CakePHP
## Get Support!
[#cakephp](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#cakephp) on irc.freenode.net - Come chat with us, we have cake
[Google Group](https://groups.google.com/group/cake-php) - Community mailing list and forum
[GitHub Issues](https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/issues) - Got issues? Please tell us!
[Roadmaps](https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/wiki#roadmaps) - Want to contribute? Get involved!
[CONTRIBUTING.md](CONTRIBUTING.md) - Quick pointers for contributing to the CakePHP project
[CookBook "Contributing" Section (2.x)](https://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/contributing.html) [(3.x)](https://book.cakephp.org/3.0/en/contributing.html) - Version-specific details about contributing to the project