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Review: CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development : Comments

By Nathan Smith

February 12, 2008

Comments

anon

February 13, 2008 12:38 AM

Just as a note, CI’s “Active Record” does not use the Active Record pattern. Strange but true. There is no ORM built into CI.

Matthew Pennell

February 13, 2008 3:32 AM

That’s true, anon, although several CodeIgniter developers are working on it ;)

John

February 13, 2008 8:32 AM

CI is alot like CakePHP 0.9.2. If you find CI not doing enough for you (like the ORM mentioned) you might check out Cake. It’s more mature and more complete.

http://www.cakephp.org

Chad Crowell

February 13, 2008 10:23 AM

I have to say that I bought this book and was extremely disappointed by it. I certainly learned some things but it feels very incomplete – even his example application gets only partway built before the book ends. I just really think it was rushed for some reason and left me really feeling like I could learn more from the CI forums. Its got plenty to teach a CI newbie, but not a whole lot more than that.

Anthony Ettinger

February 13, 2008 10:26 AM

Intriguing…after using Rails for awhile — I have come to appreciate the simplicity of deployment with php apps. vs. rails.

Walker Hamilton

February 14, 2008 8:29 AM

@Anthony Ettinger: Hell yes! Also, because some of the only things that ease deployment of Rails apps are not environment-specific, we (php developers) can use them too! (Capistrano)

As for CakePHP, its 1.2 version should be finalized fairly soon. Though the docs team is still finding it’s way, the core team is on solid footing. I’ve been deploying with 1.2 for a while now and when it goes final, it will still be excellent.

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