In this new tutorial from WebReference.com Ahsanul Bari walks you through one of the core parts of any application made in the CakePHP framework - the controllers.
Controller, the name suggests its jobâ€”it controls, supervises, and manages. In CakePHP, controllers are the classes that handle browser requests and facilitate communication between models and views. It is the central hub where application logics are defined to control program flows of browser requests.
He talks about actions, working with models and interacting with views to pass the requested information out to the user. He also shows how to pass in parameters to the controller to give your application a bit more customization.