Do-able actions for CakePHP!

Documenting my comment here just in case discourse/cakephp threads have a “change of heart” (i.e. their servers crash)


We are a small group of volunteer developers contributing to the framework for free in our spare time, there’s only so much we can do.

This has to change, the “there’s only so much we can do” part.
Following things need to happen:
– Rewrite the entire documentation to allow faster learning/implementation (remember, 90% of the fresh audience of CakePHP would leave the framework if the documentation is either too less, too tricky, too detailed and, in case of CakePHP, too much “advanced-focused” – compare with “setup and basic-setup” with Laravel)
– Community leaders (like yourself, Mark Story and other awesome people out there) have to take the ownership of owning CakePHP (count me in)
– Go to youtube and search for “CakePHP tutorials” and then “Laravel tutorials” (the single reason why almost cent percent of new developers are choosing to go the Laravel way).
– Official (as in as a separate GitHub repo under the “cakephp” org.) support of some of the modern UI frameworks (Vue.js included) : clearly understanding that this has scope of change in a few years, but then, if we do not support these constantly-evolving frameworks now, even CakePHP has a scope of eventually be “”most-popular-framework-of-a-time” that down the line 5-7 years people “might not even heard of it” (Vue.js would be a good starting point, or rather “Alpine.js”)
– Official support of some kind of CSS/front-end framework (I am thinking Tailwindcss), considering the Author is a major contributor to Laravel, so supporting Tailwindcss (officially and/or, by default) would encourage a lot of people (new and old both) to see CakePHP as a viable option (see – “community-focused” and “open” have entirely different meanings when “frameworks” support common technologies – easier transition, less-steep learning curve, very-open culture of development etc)

A bit about me – copied from a site where I was supposed to write something in the “About me” section

I have always been intrigued by technology and have found myself wondering at hardware/software/systems and thinking “How” and then “Why”.
I am a father to 2 daughters, and husband to a lovely wife, and now that I am enjoying a more stable/fun time of my life, I am moving the “Why” before “How” and it gives a wildly different narrative of the same thought process that I had during my younger times (around 20 years back I would say).

Belonging to a time before the first Nokia phones became global trends, when reading books, visiting libraries, giving attention and focus was the norm, I believe I have seen some varied changes in the thought process of the generation before, and after mine and this has allowed (and in a way, enabled) me to create unique training and learning environments where the difference (or rather the journey) is understood and explained very well. This allows me to communicate (and understand the reasons for the lack of, if there is) much better than people older, or very younger than me.

I enjoy critical thinking, and intend to make the tools and technologies easier/better for wide adoption and increase the quality of thoughts amongst us.