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Why the hate for CI still

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I must admit I haven't posted in a while.

I successfully developed a project using CI last year and I was happy with the outcome.  I'm a vanilla PHP kind of person but some clients get twitchy about this because if you end up under a bus they worry nobody else will understand or want to take on your code.  For me a framework is a good half-way house between completely vanilla PHP and an off-the-shelf system.

I did look at one of the other very popular frameworks alongside CI, and at the time it took so long to setup, configure and learn CI seemed like the obvious choice.

I hear a lot of people bashing CI, often complaining it doesn't have features, which to be honest, I don't need or have never heard off.  I must admit I have a broad range of skills so I'm probably not as "heavy weight" as some PHP developers out there.

I'm about to undertake another couple of projects and I'm on the verge of using CI.  My only hesitation is all the stuff I read bashing CI, saying it's dead and shouldn't be used on new projects.  My clients don't really know which is the "best" framework, nor care too much.  But obviously I don't want to go back to them in a couple of years time and told them I picked the wrong thing.

However, CI does everything I need it to do.  Really it just helps to structure my code better and throws in a few extra useful things such as form validation, etc, rather than cobbling such things together from scratch.

I know when EllisLabs gave up CI a lot of people said it was dead, but this line of thought still seems to be prevalent in 2017 even though it's clearly not dead and CI4 is on the horizon.  Why is this?  I am drawn to it because I understand it and can develop in it quickly - surely that's the important thing?
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Why the hate for CI still - by CINewb - 05-18-2017, 10:02 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by albertleao - 05-18-2017, 10:32 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by PaulD - 05-18-2017, 11:32 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by skunkbad - 05-18-2017, 11:58 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by PaulD - 05-18-2017, 12:20 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by CINewb - 05-19-2017, 02:17 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by Kaosweaver - 05-19-2017, 08:49 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by eagle00789 - 05-19-2017, 01:34 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by jlp - 05-19-2017, 03:22 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by bastones - 06-04-2017, 08:44 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by visualsol - 05-26-2017, 11:40 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by jlp - 05-27-2017, 01:25 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by albertleao - 06-04-2017, 08:15 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by auphist - 05-27-2017, 02:54 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by ivantcholakov - 06-07-2017, 10:57 AM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by CINewb - 06-23-2017, 05:30 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by php_rocs - 06-23-2017, 07:12 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by Nichiren - 06-28-2017, 07:47 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by PaulD - 06-29-2017, 12:18 PM
RE: Why the hate for CI still - by gansoteles - 07-02-2017, 02:53 PM

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