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CodeIgniter as a preferred php framework

29 March 2008 No Comment

I had another go at Php frameworks and i chose CodeIgniter because it is much faster and allows loose coupling of components.

Some features of CodeIgniter:

  • Model-View-Controller Based System
  • PHP 4 Compatible
  • Extremely Light Weight
  • Full Featured database classes with support for several platforms.
  • Active Record Database Support
  • Form and Data Validation
  • Security and XSS Filtering
  • Session Management
  • Email Sending Class. Supports Attachments, HTML/Text email, multiple protocols (sendmail, SMTP, and Mail) and more.
  • Image Manipulation Library (cropping, resizing, rotating, etc.). Supports GD, ImageMagick, and NetPBM
  • File Uploading Class
  • FTP Class
  • Localization
  • Pagination
  • Data Encryption
  • Benchmarking
  • Full Page Caching
  • Error Logging
  • Application Profiling
  • Scaffolding
  • Calendaring Class
  • User Agent Class
  • Zip Encoding Class
  • Template Engine Class
  • Trackback Class
  • XML-RPC Library
  • Unit Testing Class
  • Search-engine Friendly URLs
  • Flexible URI Routing
  • Support for Hooks, Class Extensions, and Plugins
  • Large library of “helper” functions

Because i intend to built a web2.0 site with advanced front end interactions like drag drop, overlays, image crop, and others i think CodeIgniter would work for me in terms of it being faster and i being new to Php.

lets see.

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