Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Where to go from here, part of Learning PHP CodeIgniter (2013).
Throughout this course, I've covered a lot of base functionality.…Starting with the what and why of CodeIgniter, then explored models, views,…controllers, libraries and helpers. I'll be honest.…It was kind of difficult to hold back and focus.…There's a lot that can be done in the magazine catalog system.…Here's some ideas that can be used to extend this application, in three categories.…Starting with, Usability Ideas, such as adding a validator that prevents duplicate…magazines and publications. Highlighting erroring fields, which is…supported by Twitter bootstrap. Adding a confirmation step to deletion and…sorting magazines. Then, you could do some changes to the…look and feel, including adding pagination using the pagination library.…
Making a thumbnail upon upload, maybe for inclusion in the list of magazines.…Formatting dates using the date helper so, it excludes the day.…Styling magazine covers and lists, maybe using a Hero header or three abreast…instead of a table. And then finally, configuring the url…
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