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Good place to start? - El Forum - 01-13-2009

[eluser]Unknown[/eluser]
Hey Guys,

I have a open source php helpdesk that I developed that I want to convert over to codeigniter.

Where should I start lol

Anyone else have any experience porting over an app to ci?

Any help/tips would be great!

Thanks!


- Jimmy


Good place to start? - El Forum - 01-13-2009

[eluser]maesk[/eluser]
Hi Jimmy

These are definitely the places to start:
http://codeigniter.com/tutorials/
and
http://ellislab.com/codeigniter/user-guide/

If you're new to the MVC development pattern, read this first:
http://ellislab.com/codeigniter/user-guide/overview/mvc.html
and then these:
http://ellislab.com/codeigniter/user-guide/general/controllers.html
http://ellislab.com/codeigniter/user-guide/general/models.html
http://ellislab.com/codeigniter/user-guide/general/views.html

This should get you started within half an hour. Happy coding!


Good place to start? - El Forum - 01-13-2009

[eluser]sjmiller85[/eluser]
I'm currently working on porting over an app to CI. The best advice I can give is to just start over. You should be able to maintain your views (your .html files) and can easily port them, as well as your database but in general, when it comes to the PHP, you are going to have to inevitably start over. CI handles almost everything different than your traditional PHP programming experiences.

Definitely read through the above links that maesk provided, and as you start to develop stuff, read through the controllers guides in the /user_guides link (it's also provided in your download) where it pertains to what you want to do (ie display forms, database queries, etc...) and read through it entirely before you start. There's a lot things that will drastically change, but once you get in a rhythm, you'll notice that so much of it makes sense, and will definitely help in the long run with conserving time.


Good place to start? - El Forum - 01-13-2009

[eluser]Unknown[/eluser]
Thank you guys for the info!

I'll check out those links.

@sjmiller85 - Thats what I thought. Hopefully a re-write won't be to bad

I'll report my progress back in this thread if anyone is interested.

- Jimmy