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  • Why I selected Elixir and Phoenix as my main stack
    36 projects | | 21 Jan 2023
    Over the years I have tried different frameworks, mostly in PHP, like Code Igniter (2010), ProcessWire (2014) and Laravel (2015).
  • Slim, possívelmente o framework ideal para quem vem do Golang
    14 projects | | 14 Jan 2023
  • In One Minute : CodeIgniter
    4 projects | | 17 Nov 2022
    CodeIgniter is an open-source php web application framework created by EllisLab Inc and it is now a project of British Columbia Institute of Technology. The framework implements a modified version of the Model-View-Controller design pattern. It is praised for its performance and the quality of its documentation. It's currently licensed under the MIT License, although the previous version was released under the Open Software License ("OSL") v. 3.0.
    4 projects | | 17 Nov 2022
    With more than 18.2k stars on Codeigniter's repository, it's also among the most starred PHP Framework on
  • Which framework for a beginnner?
    6 projects | | 29 Aug 2022
    Look at the issues and pull requests. It doesn’t support php 8 properly, hence why I call it outdated
  • Ask HN: Web frameworks – which less popular framework are you using and why?
    16 projects | | 3 Jun 2022
    It's been a long time since I wrote any PHP in anger but back when I did, I got a ton of mileage out of CodeIgniter ( It looks like it's still around and being actively maintained. I can quite clearly remember a number of projects that went from being just an idea to 90% functional in the span of an evening.

    I write Python almost exclusively now, but still pine for something like CodeIgniter. Flask is nice because it lets you bolt on whatever you want, but you spend a lot of time choosing, prototyping, and often discarding libraries. Django does a lot of heavy lifting but has (IMO) a very steep learning curve. There doesn't seem to be anything (or at least anything I've liked) in between.

  • SleekwareDB - Open Source
    6 projects | | 16 May 2022
    Codeigniter - Open Source PHP Framework (originally from EllisLab)
  • ¿Iniciar a estudiar PHP ?
    6 projects | | 4 May 2022
  • PHP Framework for web development with pros and cons
    4 projects | | 17 May 2021
    CodeIgniter is a commanding PHP framework. If we consider web applications with advanced features, then to create such an application Code igniter is one of the efficient PHP Frameworks. As it makes web applications always ready, learning becomes easier.
  • Top 9 PHP Frameworks For Web Development In 2021
    8 projects | | 4 May 2021
    CodeIgniter is a rapid web application development framework with a ridiculously small size. CodeIgniter 4, the latest version of CodeIgniter, is a mere 1.2 MB in size. Like Laravel, it’s open-source and boasts 18k+ stars on GitHub. Just because of how bare-bone it is, we have included it in the second position. Like several other frameworks, CodeIgniter provides a set of libraries and an intuitive interface to accelerate PHP web app development. Currently, this is not tracked by but is considered among the best PHP frameworks for website development.
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