With the move to CakePHP 2.x, it has been a bit harder to find quality open source code that can be integrated with your application. If it is a generic feature, it is very likely that you are duplicating effort, or missing out on a feature because you didn't know quite how to implement it. In this talk we will go over where to locate, assess and embrace/extinguish open source CakePHP code. We will also be covering a few of the more useful and popular CakePHP plugins available.
From CakeFest 2013