Kept hitting CTRL+R, F5 or CTRL+F5 and don’t see what you’re expecting to see in your CakePHP App? This might have to do with the CakePHP internal caching and here’s how to get pass it.
As I’ve learnt the hard way, while still in the early development phase of a webapp where you might still need to change the database layout, controller variables etc, it’s better to disable caching so that you’re always working with the “real thing” when doing testing.
To turn off caching application wide, you will have to look into /app/config/core.php and look for the line
By default, this line is commented and you will have to uncomment it to disable caching.
Another simpler solution is simply set debug to either 1 or 2 in /app/config/core.php.
When debug is set to 1 or 2, all caches are automatically regenerated.