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routing array

An array of attributes that are passed to Router::url(). They typically look like:

array('controller' => 'posts', 'action' => 'view', 5)

Or a more complex example:

array(
    'subdomain' => 'dev',
    'plugin' => 'account',
    'prefix' => 'admin',
    'controller' => 'profiles',
    'action' => 'edit',
    10257
    '#' => 'email',
    '?' => array(
        'reset' => true,
    ),
    'full_base' => true,
)
HTML attributes

An array of key => values that are composed into HTML attributes. For example:

// Given
array('class' => 'my-class', 'target' => '_blank')

// Would generate
class="my-class" target="_blank"

If an option can be minimized or accepts it’s name as the value, then true can be used:

// Given
array('checked' => true)

// Would generate
checked="checked"
plugin syntax
Plugin syntax refers to the dot separated class name indicating classes are part of a plugin. E.g. DebugKit.Toolbar The plugin is DebugKit, and the class name is Toolbar.
dot notation

Dot notation defines an array path, by separating nested levels with . For example:

Asset.filter.css

Would point to the following value:

array(
    'Asset' => array(
        'filter' => array(
            'css' => 'got me'
        )
    )
)
CSRF
Cross Site Request Forgery. Prevents replay attacks, double submissions and forged requests from other domains.
routes.php
A file in APP/Config that contains routing configuration. This file is included before each request is processed. It should connect all the routes your application needs so requests can be routed to the correct controller + action.
DRY
Don’t repeat yourself. Is a principle of software development aimed at reducing repetition of information of all kinds. In CakePHP DRY is used to allow you to code things once and re-use them across your application.