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Getting RAD with CakePHP

admin » 30 August 2009 » In web development » 1 Comment

Ever gotten tired of rewriting a user login system every time you build a website, or database access scripts?  Do you wish there were a way to create more reusable modular code?  Well get ready to fall head over heels in passionate love with Rapid Application Development (RAD) Frameworks.

Wikipedia defines RAD as

A type of software development methodology which uses minimal planning in favor of rapid prototyping. The “planning” of software developed using RAD is interleaved with writing the software itself. The lack of extensive pre-planning generally allows software to be written much faster, and makes it easier to change requirement

Enough about RAD itself, lets get into some of the benefits.  Hold on to your terminal cassonova…

  • Speed up development
  • Write less code
  • Focus on functionality, not mundane repetitive tasks
  • Create a more modularized and organized project
  • The acronym is actually RAD, which, itself, is pretty rad…

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