Web Development Cycle – Tutorial

We found that many people are unaware of how an application is built from the drawing board stage to the live application. Hence, we decided to select an real-world project, something like a mash-up or a useful application and do a run through the development cycle of the application from scratch and build a live application on our own. We have also planned to create a tutorial series to demonstrate the entire development process. The tutorial series will run into few weeks since we work on it only during our spare time, so please be patient.
We plan to make use of CakePHP Framework along with MySQL and have decided to keep the application simple by following the KISS principle (Keep It Simple and Stupid).
Please send in your suggestions to help us choose an application.

We also suggest you read the following books which will give you an edge in understanding the development cycle.

  1. Getting Real by 37 Signals
  2. Beginning CakePHP: From Novice to Professional
  3. CakePHP Application Development: Step-by-step introduction to rapid web development using the open-source MVC CakePHP framework