This is the second part of the "Using Frameworks" presentation. In this second part we will get our hands dirty and build a simple web application using the PHP MVC framework, CodeIgniter (CI).
We will cover:
Install and setup of CI
Some advantages of CI
Creation of a basic Model, View, and Controller to round trip from a database (CRUD)
This should take around an hour. Following the presentation/workshop we can open it up to another tutoring or knowledge transfer session.
If you want to work along with setting up CodeIgniter, please install an Apache/MySQL/PHP server on your system before the meeting. XAMPP is a great all in one setup with installs for Windows/Mac/Linux, please get the slightly older 1.7.1 version with PHP 5.2.9-12. Most frameworks don't support PHP 5.3 yet.
XAMPP Downloads (http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/)
Feel free to use WAMP (my Windows preference) or MAMP (Mac), just make sure to have a pre-PHP 5.3 version installed
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