The new and most awaited version of the rapid development framework is released by the core team of CakePHP.
The alpha released yet is not recommended for development purpose, until the stable version come. Removing the drawbacks and implementing new features , library support and improved performance the new version of cakephp will be rocking soon.
What are the new features in CakePHP 4.0.0
The Directory structure and the Bake console is rewritten to ease the development process and to increase development speed.
CakePHP was using Foundation framework for CSS and UI , but they are going to discontinue this associations and will go with the new one i.e. milligram.
Automatic Time zone handling by the ORM if any difference is found between Database timezone and server timezone.
All the deprecated features will be removed completely in new version.
CakePHP will not support PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0, The minimum version that will be acceptable is PHP 7.1.0. Further It will be modified to PHP 7.2.0 as a minimum acceptable version of PHP.
An improved type-hinting will be added.
Error and warning reporting system is improved.
Validation messages will be embedded in Form helper and date-time input is introduced.
Authentication functionality has been split into standalone plugins Authentication and Authorization.