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The future of CI

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(03-13-2018, 11:56 AM)albertleao Wrote: You're right, which is nice for now, but as numbers continue to dwindle, so will available work. I see this a lot as most inquiries i get for my codeigniter knowledge are to help people migrate off of codeigniter.


The following is simply my opinion that I'm sure will stir a pot of bees, but I personally think it was a mistake to have codeigniter 4 rewritten the way it is being rewritten now. Not necessarily from a coding perspective because it is a huge step in the right direction, but in a marketing and traction perspective it doesn't bode well. The transition from CI3 to CI4 is going to be extremely time consuming and difficult for most out there that people will have a realistic decision to make: Should I migrate from CI3 to CI4 or migrate from CI3 to another framework?

Business 101 says it's much easier and cost effective to keep an existing client than to get new clients. I feel the same applies when trying to keep loyal developers on a platform.

The work Killishan has put into CI4 has been really impressive and I'm not trying to take away from that, but from the amount of people who migrated off CI because of 2 => 3, I can only imagine what it'll be from 3 => 4. We'll see I guess.

I actually never migrated to CI3 until BCIT took control because of the licensing issue. That was a glorious day. I think it's hard to compare the migration of 2 => 3 and expected migration of 3 => 4 because of that. If the license would have remained the way Ellislab had intended, I know for sure I would no longer be using CI. We don't have that problem anymore.

I'd like to see CI4 do well, but only time will tell.
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Messages In This Thread
The future of CI - by spjonez - 03-12-2018, 03:12 PM
RE: The future of CI - by jlp - 03-12-2018, 03:51 PM
RE: The future of CI - by albertleao - 03-12-2018, 07:53 PM
RE: The future of CI - by jlp - 03-12-2018, 09:14 PM
RE: The future of CI - by albertleao - 03-13-2018, 11:25 AM
RE: The future of CI - by skunkbad - 03-13-2018, 11:48 AM
RE: The future of CI - by albertleao - 03-13-2018, 11:56 AM
RE: The future of CI - by skunkbad - 03-13-2018, 12:52 PM
RE: The future of CI - by ciadmin - 03-13-2018, 12:35 PM
RE: The future of CI - by php_rocs - 03-14-2018, 07:29 AM

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