Blogs about CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter vs. Laravel

Published on the 8th March, 2016

It's not always easy to give a definite winner with these sorts of comparisons, as depends what your requirements and preferences are. So, here are a few areas worth thinking about when weighing up CodeIgniter against Laravel. Speed to learn CodeIgniter is incredibly quick to learn; mainly because it's so easy to set up. You can just download the CodeIgniter package, unzip it to your WAMP or MAMP web root, and you're good to go. I think one of the main reasons CodeIgniter grew in popularity so...

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CodeIgniter Math CAPTCHA library, with multi-language plain text questions

Published on the 9th September, 2012

I've just released a new Math CAPTCHA Library for CodeIgniter, which can use plain text English words for numbers and random question phrases. It's also supports multiple languages (as it uses the core language library) and both addition and multiplication. It's still in the early stages so it needs to be put through its paces, but hopefully the CodeIgniter community will find this a nice alternative to the regular image CAPTCHA or simple math CAPTCHA. The library comes with 5 English languag...

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Check and clear cache in CodeIgniter with this Output extension

Published on the 22nd April, 2012

I decided to write an extension to the CodeIgniter core Output library as it's great for working with cache but doesn't contain any mechanisms for clearing or managing the cache. Installation Download the extension (details below) and extract the MY_Output.php file to your application/core folder. The core output library is loaded automatically so the extension should load automatically too. If you have changed the extension prefix to something other than MY_ in your config.php file you will n...

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Book Review: CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development by Adam Griffiths (Packt Publishing)

Published on the 15th August, 2010

CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development by Adam Griffiths is a great introduction to CodeIgniter - and the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern in general - for intermediate and advanced PHP developers. I was asked to write a review of this book by Packt Publishing and this is now my third CodeIgniter specific book which I've studied. I’ve been working with CodeIgniter on several projects for over two years now so I’ve become quite familiar with the framework, but I’m always interes...

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Another CodeIgniter book review on the way

Published on the 8th May, 2010

I'll be posting another CodeIgniter book review for Packt Publishing shortly: 'CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development' by Adam Griffiths. I'm really looking forward to reading this book, in particular the chapter on user authentication through Twitter and Facebook Connect. Sample chapter Chapter 3: Form validation and database interaction ...

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Book review: CodeIgniter 1.7 by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upton (Packt Publishing)

Published on the 27th February, 2010

The CodeIgniter framework is a secret weapon for many web developers as it allows you to quickly build complex web applications in a structured and organised way. I started using CodeIgniter over a year ago now so I've approached Packt's CodeIgniter 1.7 by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upson as a way of expanding upon when I've already learnt from the user guide, forums and a book which I had previously read from Wrox called Professional CodeIgniter by Thomas Myer. This book not only introduces ...

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CodeIgniter 1.7 by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upton

Published on the 22nd December, 2009

I was recently sent a copy of a book from Packt Publishing to read and review called CodeIgniter 1.7 by Jose Argudo Blanco and David Upton. I'll be interested to see how the book compares to what I've learnt so far about CodeIgniter (>1 years experience CodeIgniter and >4 years php) and see what else it can offer, especially in terms of planning and managing application projects. The description on the Packt Publishing website says: This book explains how to work with CodeIgniter in a clear ...

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CodeIgniter 1.7.0 Released

Published on the 24th October, 2008

It's that wonderful time again! CodeIgniter 1.7.0 has been released, so it's time to upgrade. http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/installation/upgrade_170.html Upgrading looks fairly straight forward - here are some notable changes (http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/changelog.html): Sessions The Sessions class has been updated so that any custom data being saved gets stored to the database rather than the session cookie (assuming you are using a database to store session data), permitting much...

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