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Your impression of CI3 over others?

(09-22-2015, 11:40 AM)jLinux Wrote:
(09-22-2015, 10:53 AM)albertleao Wrote: I feel like a lot of CI developers are either new to development or just haven't explored outside the realm of scripting languages. Here's my advice, learn all the tools available to you!!!

VERY true... I wouldn't say I'm "new" to PHP, I've used a lot of PHP in my day, but it was usually for automation or just a quick interface to do something easy, like change an LDAP password or something like that, and unless its strictly web based, its never even PHP, usually Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, etc. Ive always thought oh PHP as strictly a web language. But ive seen some CLI scripts that were PHP, really kinda weird, lol

I am however, new to frameworks. CI was definitely my first framework, and I jumped right to it because it was something that was used at my work. Now that I look back, it was an old legacy web-app, that was very outdated. lol. Where Im at now, they use CI, and they want me to fix whats broken in it, then re-write it in Laravel.

I didnt do any looking around, so when I started working on the application im on now, I started using CI for it, and im about 75% done, then I read this article comparing PHP Frameworks, and Laravel just blew me away. I was so upset I didn't do ANY research for frameworks. I also researched some JS frameworks, and fell in love with Angular.

My app is still in Alpha, so when 1.0 is pushed out, it will be all CI. But when we start development for 2.0, it will probably be Laravel and Angular, unless I fall head over heals for CI4 (if its out).

P.S. I am in no way saying CI isn't a good framework, its great. Easy, stable, quick, popular. Just that theres another one out there (Laravel) that has all that, and a lot of other new features from PHP, and its in high demand.

I had an hard time understandind Laravel already with CI experience (people say it's easy, but it's not). Jumping straight into it without previous experience on frameworks would be even harder. I mean IoC containers, dependency injection, facades, service providers, composer and whatnot. That's a lot to cram info your head. You should take it easy and start by something simpler. That's what brought me to CI in the first place. My point is: don't stop there.

Interesting thread, I'm committed to CI, but after reading all this, I think I should try Laravel.

I too started out with CI, then when it seemed it was in limbo of who was going to support it, i jumped ship to Laravel 3.

I absolutely love Laravel. Built a great application on it in fact. The only thing now is Laravel is updating so fast it's hard to keep up with the changes. Just when i built my app on Laravel 3, 4 came out. When i finally upgraded to 4, 5 came out which was a big overhaul. Because of this they came out with 5.1 LTS(long term support), but to be honest the best parts of Laravel 3 & 4 that i liked seems to be going away with the latest 5.1 release(easy, lightweight, nice file structure, etc...) Don't get me wrong, it's still an impressive framework but seems to be getting a whole lot more confusing and bloated.

As for CI, I'm interested in taking another look at it because of all this. I enjoyed it when I was using it a lot back in the day. Glad to see it is not going anywhere. I can't really speak that much about CI 3 because CI2 was my last experience, but i'm definitely interested in coming back.

(09-23-2015, 02:31 AM)solidcodes Wrote: the name itself CodeIgniter it sounds like you are an expert computer programmer or hacker.
Laravel? what's that a flower? lol ha ha ha

Are you choosing a framework based on how "cool" the name sounds?

If that's the case, I recommend learning Erlang or Elixir. Have fun with that  Angel
Codeigniter is simply one of the tools you need to learn to be a successful developer. Always add more tools to your coding arsenal!

can we use CI3 for simple projects like coupons site.. [balance redacted by admin]

(02-06-2016, 12:32 AM)ranjithyqn Wrote: can we use CI3 for simple projects like coupons site.. [balance redacted by admin]

Codeigniter is simply one of the tools you need to learn to be a successful developer. Always add more tools to your coding arsenal!

this is often the direct result of simple marketing techniques.

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