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Starting with the what and why of CodeIgniter, Jon introduces key concepts such as the MVC pattern and libraries by demonstrating how to create static pages, then storing and displaying magazine info in a database. Advanced topics like classes and helpers are explored to validate user input, upload files, and much more. By creating a complete system, you'll have the foundation to build your own applications with CodeIgniter.
- What is CodeIgniter?
- Creating a static page controller
- Generating output with a view
- What is a model?
- Saving data with Active Records
- Creating forms
- Validating user input
- Listing records in tables
- Uploading images
- Viewing and deleting records
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Jon Peck. And welcome to Up and Running with CodeIgniter. In this course, we'll look a CodeIgniter, the open source PHP web application framework. I'll start by describing what CodeIgniter is and why it's useful. Then demonstrate how to install the framework. I'll model records in the database, add functionality using libraries, and finally show how to save time using helpers. Throughout the course, we'll create a magazine catalog web application for keeping track of a collection of back issues.
We'll be covering all of these features plus plenty of other tools and techniques that a modern developer can use to quickly build PHP applications without having to constantly reinvent the wheel. Now, let's get up and running with CodeIgniter.