Both frameworks provide the feature of automatically setting the creation/modification datetime of a database record. For this feature to work, you have to add datetime columns to your tables which follow some naming conventions. For some reason, CakePHP uses different conventions for this feature than Rails…
In CakePHP, the names of those “magic” columns are:
created modified / updated
In Rails, on the other hand, the respective column names are:
created_at / created_on updated_at / updated_on
Fortunately, the other database-related naming conventions seem to be the same in both frameworks.