The Magic of CodeIgniter
January 25, 2012
Learning a framework for the first time can be described as almost "magical". It greatly limits the amount of code needed to be written, and puts some powerful tools right at your fingertips. Working with a framework is definitely a learning curve, but can be worth getting your hand on for larger projects.
CodeIgniter is easy to install and its well-organized documentation makes learning it a fun weekend activity. It contains plenty of tools and features which help assist during production, like the very useful form and URL helpers or the language and calendar libraries. The best part of CodeIgniter - and the most difficult concept to grasp - is it's implementation of MVC.
I have additionally found this method very useful for future development. This allows easy migration to mobile or tablet devices, as well as simplifies the management of multiple databases. Since the amount of code written by the developer is greatly reduced with a framework, there is a greater amount of production done in a lot less time.
MVC with CodeIgniter is a great way to develop for the web – check it out here!