Going Back To CodeIgniter

It’s has been months since I played around with CodeIgniter. I say, it’s time to head back into it. Or should I say, jump back head first. I just realized how much easier it is to whip out an application or two, by just piecing together a few lines of code.

The resulting code is light, fast and fairly efficient. I tried other PHP frameworks, like CakePHP, butĀ for some reason I can’t really explain, I just couldn’t latch on to it. It’s a weak try on my part, but I just feel much more comfortable with CodeIgniter. Maybe, it’s the simplicity.

In any case, both CakePHP and CodeIgniter requires some heat, starting a fire, and some baking. But, first off, I need to get reacquainted with CodeIgniter.

I’m back reading The User Guide.

Code Igniter vs CakePHP

In the next several weeks, I will be evaluating two PHP frameworks: Code Igniter and CakePHP. I have been coding in PHP for several years now, and that’s without the help of a framework. I would still recommend this approach to anyone who is learning PHP for the very first time.

Knowing the basics of a programming language is essential first and foremost. A programmer needs to know the ins and outs of a language before jumping on a framework.

One of the reasons I want to use a PHP framework is for the rapid development of applications. So, in the next two weeks I will be evaluating both frameworks. I’ll come back a few weeks later with my observations.