CakePHP Community 2012

by jameswatts
2012 was the year CakePHP turned 7 years old, maintaining it's reign as one of the major PHP frameworks.

CakePHP: a framework built and shaped by the community

2012 was an important year for CakePHP. Versions 2.1 and 2.2 of the framework were released, and work on the future 3.0 version began. We had over 7 million combined visits to the CakePHP sites, with over half of those being new visitors. More than 17 million page views were registered for the CookBook alone, with http://book.cakephp.org being the most popular location of all.

CakeFest 2012 saw some excellent guest speakers, with people from across the globe who couldn't make it tuning in and watching the event via streaming video. We also got a lot of feedback this year from the community, prompting us to create official Facebook, Google and LinkedIn groups for CakePHP, to help people stay in touch with the latest news and discussions.

We also gathered some interesting demographics to share with you all, for the people who were most active and influential with CakePHP in 2012.

The top 5 communities, based on country, were the following:

  1. United States
  2. Brazil
  3. India
  4. France
  5. Japan

They were followed by Germany, United Kingdom, Canada and Spain, with the number one city based upon engagement world wide being Tokyo, Japan.

Additionally, the top 5 languages were the following:

  1. English (en-us/gb)
  2. Portuguese (pt-br)
  3. French (fr)
  4. Spanish (es)
  5. Japanese (ja)

It was also interesting to see that 45% of the community who engaged with us were aged between 25-34, followed by 30% from 18-24, and the remaining over 34 or under 18. The gender difference was around 10% female and 90% male.

And finally, based upon browser usage, Chrome came out on top, with 46% of all visits to the CakePHP site. It was followed by Firefox (34%), Safari (9%) and IE (6%).

Of course, these statistics are just numbers. The reality is that every single person who contributes to CakePHP, no matter where you are, or which language you speak, male of female, you are important. That's why we thank each and every one of you for making CakePHP what it is today - a framework created by the community! Thank you.

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