Last night at the monthly NYPHP meeting, Nate Abele presented an introduction to CakePHP, a web application framework. The New York subway wasn't cooperating with my schedule, and due to a problem affecting all uptown 4/5 trains, I was 30 minutes late to the talk.
Here are some of my notes from the talk as well as the conversation we had over dinner and drinks later.
He wonders about if the fact that Cake supports PHP4 hinders it, the scaffolding available, Ajax functionality, and, of course, some of the security features of the framework. He notes that "as long as you stick to the Cake way of generating output, it handles the escaping for you" - definitely a plus.