Re: [php-49] CodeIgniter Gurus

From: Joshua I. C.
Sent on: Saturday, February 9, 2013 8:02 PM

Commence flame war in 3.2.1.

On Feb 9,[masked]:01 PM, "Patrick Thach" <[address removed]> wrote:
Codeigniter is a horrible framework.  You should never never use it for anything.   For PDO or any kind of ORM you could use Redbean as a Spark library.  

Sorry, don't mean to be too hash on CI as a framework.  :p  ... but I was introduced me to Laravel. I am loving it.


My fav framework is still nooku.org.

Thanks,

Patrick T.


On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Eric Harris <[address removed]> wrote:
Great feed back.

I had heard that some frameworks interact with AJAX applications better than some. And my current project utilizes a lot of AJAX. So I want to make sure that any framework I get involved in, does not leave me banging my head against the desk.

Does CodeIgniter utilize PDO? I have been looking through the documentation and have not really found an answer.

Thank you guys. You all are a big help as usual.

-- Eric


On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Mark Steudel <[address removed]> wrote:
Couple of thoughts:

1. Definitely go with a framework. Don't home brew unless you have very valid reasons. There's so much "basic" stuff that frameworks take care of that it really does save you a lot if time.

2. Try and figure out what functionality could be developed using modules and then do some research to see if your framework has good plugins for that. Codeigniter has a good community of library developers so you should be able to find anything you need. 

Regards to front end stuff like Ajax, UI, or mobile responsive design remember that's all front end stuff. It doesn't really have anything to do with a php framework. You'll want to look at js/CSS frameworks to aid you in that regards.

Codeigniter is a good framework to start with its pretty easy to get it up and running and get stuff done. 

Some minuses:

Sometimes getting the pretty urls working on some servers is a pain but I've always figured it out.

Also sometimes getting pretty urls and name value pairs in the urls working together can be a pain.

I don't like that you cant out of the box include templates inside of other templates but i know that there are some good templating libraries for ci.

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On Feb 9, 2013, at 12:50 PM, Eric Harris <[address removed]> wrote:

Hey Guys,

I am messing around with CodeIgniter and I am still on the fence about using a framework. Rather than homebrewing my own.

But I am curious to know what plus' and minus' you have discovered while using it.

Also I am curious how well it works with AJAX? And even mobile (mainly thinking of responsive design and screen size degrading)?

I have been looking and playing with a few different frameworks, Yii, FuelPHP, and couple other smaller frameworks.

Any other highly recommended frameworks to look at?

Thank you all.

-- Eric




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