Join Drew Falkman for an in-depth discussion in this video Intro to CodeIgniter 2.x, part of MVC Frameworks for Building PHP Web Applications (2015).
- CodeIgniter has long been a favorite…among PHP developers who prefer a lighter weight framework.…It has a very small footprint and does little more…than enforce the MVC pattern, but it also…has many components that help…with rapid application development.…In December of 2014, CodeIgniter's management…changed from EllisLab, a company,…to British Columbia Institute of Technology.…CodeIgniter 3 (laughs) is currently a release candidate.…However, the latest stable release is version 2.2,…so that's what we'll be using in this course.…
CodeIgniter, also called CI, has a couple…of different licenses.…From version 2.2 and previously,…it used a special open-source license,…which is what they call copyleft,…which basically means if you do any changes,…you need to upload those changes publicly.…Starting in 3.0, the license will be moved to MIT,…which is much more flexible.…CI was a very popular framework at one point,…but it stalled a little bit in development…and now is behind some of the other frameworks.…Some of the ways it's behind is it doesn't even…
- Why use a framework?
- Introducing MVC-framework concepts
- Examining each framework's components
- Setting up the software
- Walking through sample apps built in each framework
- Comparing frameworks
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: When setting up Composer on my Windows machine, I'm asked to specify where php.exe is located. Where can I find it?
Q: Why doesn't my folder structure in Laravel match what's on screen?
A: Version 5 of Laravel was released after the recording of this course. The core information in this course is still valid, but the Laravel's main files have been reorganized. For more details on how this reorganization has changed the structure of Laravel files, please see https://mattstauffer.co/
Q: Why isn't mcrypt prepped for PHP when I run the phpize command?
A: If you're having trouble setting up mcrypt, you may need to change the directory from which you run the phpize command. You'll want to navigate to the /ext/mcrypt/ folder within the folder for the version of PHP that you're running.
1. About PHP Frameworks
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