PHP and MySQL : Server Side Scripting For Web Development
Understanding PHP & MySQL with MVC Frameworks
PHP scripting and MySQL database are one of the worlds most popular open source techniques used to develop websites. Add an advantage of a MVC framework to it and you can develop powerful, dynamic and easy to maintain database driven websites. PHP, MySQL and CakePHP are also platform independent i.e. You can easily port a website developed on a windows machine to a Linux based apache web server with minimal to no changes. The CakePHP MVC architect also adds some additional security against threats like SQL injections, hacking etc.