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CodeIgniter's Website not written with CodeIgniter
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[eluser]Michael Wales[/eluser]
Quote:Anyway, I think it isn’t a good idea to not be using your own technology, the one you are “selling”.

Umm... they are.

A bit of history here:

EllisLab developed a content management system called pMachine - it's probably the first real "blogging engine" ever released. After awhile, so many modifications were made to pMachine that it was damn near a whole new concept. So, they opted to make it a whole new product - Expression Engine.

Now, fast forward a couple of years after the release of EE and EllisLab has some beautiful code sitting there powering it. So - what do they do? They decide to package that bad boy up into a kickass framework and release it as CodeIgniter.

Now, since CodeIgniter is so mature, the roles have kind of reversed. Whereas, CI started as a bunch of code pulled from EE - EllisLab has decided it's time to write EE2 on top of CI.

So - the website you are looking at is comprised of CI code, but it wasn't as organized and didn't have it's own name back then. In the very near future, the website you are looking at will built off of CI because it's going to run on EE2, which is built on CI.

Additionally, yes a website is a web application. But, why would you make an entire CI application just to serve static HTML files? Why not take CI and built a CMS out of it, add in Forums, a Wiki, Bug Tracker, and more? Well - if you did that, you'd have EE.

Finally, the Ruby on Rails site as well as all of 37signals websites (not the applications but the sites promoting them, purchases, etc) are powered by PHP. Use the right tool for the job at hand - no reason trying to turn a screw with a hammer.


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CodeIgniter's Website not written with CodeIgniter - by El Forum - 08-22-2008, 04:48 PM
CodeIgniter's Website not written with CodeIgniter - by El Forum - 08-22-2008, 06:13 PM
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CodeIgniter's Website not written with CodeIgniter - by El Forum - 09-17-2008, 06:12 AM
CodeIgniter's Website not written with CodeIgniter - by El Forum - 09-17-2008, 11:41 AM
CodeIgniter's Website not written with CodeIgniter - by El Forum - 09-17-2008, 02:48 PM
CodeIgniter's Website not written with CodeIgniter - by El Forum - 09-18-2008, 11:00 AM
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