CakePHP 4.0.0-beta2 Released

The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the second beta release of CakePHP 4.0.0. Since the previous beta we’ve finished upgrading migrations to 4.x, cleaned up how booleans and nulls are handled by the database layer, improved generated javascript snippets, made the development error pages better, finished migrating all core shells to commands and merged all bugfixes for 3.x in.

The majority of breaking changes for 4.0 are complete. For the next beta release we’ll be focusing on improving stability, improving error messages and plugins and continuing to add quality of life improvements.

New Features

The migration guide has a complete list of what’s new in 4.0.0. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading as it notes the various breaking changes present in 4.0.

How you Can Help

You can help deliver 4.0 by contributing in one of many ways:

  1. Check the documentation for mistakes, outdated, unclear or broken examples. We’ve been trying to update everything but may have not caught everything.
  2. Try it out! Give CakePHP 4.0 a test drive in a non-production application. We’d love to hear how converting a small application went and what was harder than it should have been.
  3. File issues for regressions in existing features, or suggest new features. While we’re not likely to greatly expand the scope of 4.0, we would like input on what should be a part of 4.1 and 4.2.
  4. Let us know about unclear error messages or silent failures in CakePHP.

Contributors to 4.0.0-beta2

Thank you to all the contributors that have helped since the beta1 release:

  • ADmad
  • Albert Cansado Solà
  • Anne van de Venis
  • Bogdan SOOS
  • Brandon Kelly
  • Edgaras Janušauskas
  • Hideki Kinjyo
  • Mark Scherer
  • Mark Story
  • Mauri Kujala
  • Robert Pustułka
  • Walther Lalk
  • andrii-pukhalevych
  • bancer
  • gregs
  • mirko-pagliai
  • ndm2
  • saeideng

As always, a huge thanks to all the community members that helped make this release happen by reporting issues and sending pull requests.

Download a packaged release on github.