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Likelihood to Recommend

CodeIgniter

The input class makes it easy to provide server-side validation and scrubbing of user input. Setting Error messages. It doesn't require constant command-line access, It's great because it has a strong community and excellent documentation, but the problem is that it tries to retain backward compatibility with PHP 4 and therefore lacks a lot of "standard" features modern frameworks have such as auto-loading.
RANDHIR KUMAR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yii Framework

Yii is very well suited if you love to program with Object Oriented PHP. This framework uses OOP very well and if you know this pattern you'll love it. The same applies for its MVC architecture and if you come from formal software development education. Also if you are in a bussiness enviroment and need a stable framework. This is the tool for you. It uses very formal scheme but I would like more open and hackable framework, and for this Yii2 is not a good option. Also, if you like to have bleeding edge technologies I don't recommend this framework.
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CodeIgniter

  • CodeIgniter is an excellent tool when a simple database API is needed. Postgres, MySQL, and SQLite are all abstracted into a simple-to-use
  • CodeIgniter's simplicity is truly its best feature, because you are able to create controllers and methods based on the http://www.example//, and immediately being developing the application.
  • Flexibility is also another developer-friendly feature, because developers are able to design their application in any way - controllers, models, libraries, and helpers can be located anywhere or not used at all.
David Lemcoe Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yii Framework

  • Generating forms and integrates bootstrap
  • Provides great CRUD functionality with active record
  • Provides lots of useful HTML helper widgets for UI enhancement
  • Provides good access control (RBAC)
Shameemah Kurzawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CodeIgniter

  • Faced some issue of session management, so that's why we used the Core Session library for that. It would be great if we could improve it a little bit.
  • Frameworks provide the option to setup all getters/setters, so having this option in it is a great idea.
Suleman Ahmad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yii Framework

  • Maybe support to update their main components like jQuery or Boostrap. It's too attached with the included versions.
  • Their view template engine is simple, doesn't offer support for better options like competition.
  • Wiki can include more tutorials for common examples or problems.
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CodeIgniter

No score
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Yii Framework

Yii Framework 9.9
Based on 2 answers
We are in the process of migrating our old application to Yii Framework.
Shameemah Kurzawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CodeIgniter

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Yii Framework

Yii Framework 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I think is really easy to use, it's not perfect but many developers with great experience will know how to exploit this framework to create great apps!
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CodeIgniter

No score
No answers yet
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Yii Framework

Yii Framework 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's has a really good support based on online documentation and official forums. But sometimes I wish there were a paid service where to report some urgent issues.
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CodeIgniter

No score
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Yii Framework

Yii Framework 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You have to check their documentation, they explain everything so don't skip it.
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter has a very small footprint. The source code is very small sized. Setting up a project is very easy. Follows MVC pattern. Consumes low memory and CPU. Well documented. Has a built-in forum for users to discuss and get the solution for issues. Periodically updates versions and patch fixes etc.
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yii Framework

We have used Zend Framework. In comparison Yii Framework is much more lightweight and has smaller learning curve.
Shameemah Kurzawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CodeIgniter

  • Because of quick turnaround on portals/intranets, it was easy to offer this as an option to clients.
  • As there is no cost associated with this framework, it was great not having to worry about purchasing or licensing. (MIT License).
  • Community support helps in that there are no ongoing support contracts or costs.
  • No direct representative for one-on-one support, if needed. This can cut into time used on projects.
Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yii Framework

  • Overall Yii has speed up our development and help to cut down on development cost.
  • On the other hand, the bloated vendor library does cause space issues when we have high volume of applications on our servers.
Shameemah Kurzawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CodeIgniter

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Yii Framework

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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