What is CodeIgniter?.
CodeIgniter a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for developers who require simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. CodeIgniter has libraries, simple interface and logical structure to access the libraries, plug-ins which solves the complex functions of PHP more easily maintaining a high performance. It simplifies the PHP code and brings out a fully interactive, dynamic website at a much shorter time.
|Maintained by||License Type||Popular Examples||Support||Updates||Developer Skills|
|EllisLab.||MIT License||Casio Computers||www.codeigniter.com||Supported for two years beyond the major version release||From MVC-CodeIgniter-Laravel to Html5, CSS, Bootstrap support on yearly basis.|
|Often Compared to||Testing||Accessibility||Maintained by||Repository|
|Wordpess, Cakephp||PHPUnit||WCAG 2.0 test infrastructure||EllisLab||github.com/bcit-ci/CodeIgniter|
- Designed as a lightweight PHP framework
- Clear documentations, robust community support makes it easier for developing diverse web applications
- Being faster than other PHP frameworks, help programmers to speed up web application development by implementing both page and database caching
- CodeIgniter does not support modular separation of code by default. Hence, programmers have to put extra time and effort to maintain or update.
- It lacks some of the robust features provided by modern PHP frameworks like Laravel.
- Lacks Exhaustive Libraries
- Fewer built-in libraries and common tools compared to other frameworks.