Likelihood to Recommend
CodeIgniter is a great MVC framework for PHP. If you would like to learn the model view controller architecture and object oriented programming, I found CodeIgniter easier to pick up versus Cake or Zend. CodeIgniter like any other MVC frameworks is designed for building robust applications that keep your logic separated from your display (view) allowing for better organization and team development. Although you can use CodeIgniter as a one page application, there are better frameworks out there for that and more lightweight such as angular, and reactjs.
- CodeIgniter is an MVC framework that allows us to organize our code in a manner that it is easier to maintain and update. If you are working in a team environment and building an application or website like our dashboard, then CodeIgniter is a great solution.
- CodeIgniter has been a solid framework with excellent documentation. The only minor thing I have encountered is that CodeIgniter doesn't have a way to easily create pretty links with hyphens. The url is structured like this: domain.com/testing_here when ideally: domain.com/testing-here
Both older and new versions of CodeIgniter lack installation via Composer. Laravel is our other framework of choice; its installation, updates, and addition of third party packages are significantly easier with Composer. CodeIgniter is our primary framework as our CMS is build on it and creating custom integrations and add-ons for it with CodeIgniter are easily accomplished.
Return on Investment
- Being able to build integration points in our CMS to our analytics and quality assurance products allows us extended use of those products via their APIs.
- Development of the framework had stalled for a period of time
- Using a CMS build on CodeIgniter has had a significant cost savings compared to other enterprise CMS solutions.
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?