CodeIgniter Reviews

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Suleman Ahmad | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 29, 2019

Using CodeIgniter since 7+ years

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Quick setup of MVC structure, someone can just install it and it's ready to use.
  • Great option for routing.
  • Security benefits.
  • Built-in libraries.
  • 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.
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RANDHIR KUMAR | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 22, 2018

CodeIgniter - A great framework to build great projects!

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Enables you to develop projects much faster than you could if you were writing code from scratch.
  • Provides logical structure, MVC framework, reusable interface.
  • Faster, Lighter, production ready, high adoption.
  • Lack of modern namespace, autoloader use.
  • Lots of modern PHP practices were adopted during this time, leaving CodeIgniter a bit behind in the times.
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Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 02, 2018

My working experience with CodeIgniter Framework

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Consumes very low memory and CPU. Loads 3x faster than Laravel or WordPress. I have personally used other frameworks and comparison CodeIgniter is good to go.
  • Easy directory navigation. Even if the core folders are move, only changing the directory location from config file is set up everything.
  • Not available enough functionality to develop larger projects.
  • Because the source code comes with very low footprint, developers need to include essential packages by their own.
  • CodeIgniter is suitable for small and medium projects. but for larger projects, CodeIgniter is not a perfect solution. because of lack of functions available, it is hard to develop or customize requirements.
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Julian Estiva | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 15, 2017

A classic, solid PHP MVC framework

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2017

Sturdy and Reliable

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Great for quick deployment of structured web applilcations.
  • Easy to maintain and make changes on existing web applications.
  • Great knowledge base and community to allow quick and accurate answers when having trouble.
  • Could be easier to create applications from scratch.
  • PHP framework isn't for everyone.
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D. Marshall Lemcoe Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 21, 2017

CodeIgniter – An excellent choice for beginners and those who need to start coding right now!

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • Since 2013 or so, Laravel has become the de facto PHP web framework, thanks to its PSR-7 support and modern design techniques. CodeIgniter lacks some of these modern style choices, and makes importing modern PHP modules slightly more difficult than would be expected.
  • Due to its simplicity, CodeIgniter is very forgiving as far as writing "dirty code" is concerned. CodeIgniter will let you make horrendous design choices, while still working "properly."
  • The CodeIgniter community has been declining in terms of volume and development time due to Laravel and general PHP design practices.
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Jean Paul Ruiz Vallejo | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 04, 2017

A PHP framework for small and medium size projects

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Can be deployed on a very simple web hosting meaning low-cost hosting.
  • A very short learning curve for web developers.
  • Plenity of documentation.
  • The project was stopped for a long time and some other PHP frameworks got on the way improving more.
  • Not enough plugins so you will end developing a lot of custom plugins.
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Jim Wyse | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 06, 2016

CodeIgniter - The Little Framework that could.

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The active record class allows creating readable SQL statements that can be easily understood across the team's varying skill levels.
  • The input class makes it easy to provide server side validation and scrubbing of user input.
  • As an MVC framework, separation of code and presentation layer is easily implemented.
  • While the active record class is nice, there are occasionally times where it is unsuited and a custom SQL query needs to be coded.
  • An authentication method against an Active Directory would be nice. Everyone wants single sign on these days.
  • Composer integration would be a nice to have
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 24, 2018

CodeIgniter and its uses

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • CodeIgniter - you essentially code what you need, using extra components to speed up your work.
  • Easily understandable and well documented. A great architecture for new comers.
  • Not compatible with newer versions of PHP.
  • More options now available on the internet that are the same as CodeIgniter also with a better version.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 19, 2017

CodeIgniter Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Well managed documentation, complete package .
  • Easy to learn, free of cost.
  • Easy to use, and as it is open source you can use according to your need.
  • There should be some functionalities which can be used to analyze you data.
  • URLs are not structured properly.
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About CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is a free and open source PHP framework, developed originally by EllisLab.
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