CodeIgniter, a powerful open source PHP framework was born in February’2006 as EllisLab’s flagship CMS and later adopted by British Columbia Institute of Technology. CodeIgniter (Code + Igniter meaning to set fire to code) was named so because of its amazing features.
In recent times it has grown and thrived to become the first choice of the developers for creating websites and applications. Though there are many other PHP framework competitors, CodeIgniter has stood its ground well over a period of time.
With every update, this platform just gets better. For example, with the CodeIgniter3 update the bug in the xss_clean function was fixed, APC and Memcache were added to improve performance and had the ability to support integration with 3rd party libraries.
Now the CodeIgniter 4 version is released. It is integrated with many new and advanced features which overcome the minute problems developers encountered earlier, making a huge difference to the overall development of the website. It is now easy to:
-Interact with third party libraries with CURLRequest class (a lightweight HTTP client),
-Create cli-only routes
This MCV-based framework is lightweight, fast as compared to other frameworks and easy to learn, thus it is relied heavily upon by a number of website and mobile application developers. This is possible as Codeigniter enables a developer to develop projects faster by providing a rich set of libraries, a simple interface and a logical structure to access. In short, it lets the developer to concentrate on building the website creatively by minimizing the amount of code needed for a given task.
The future of Codeigniter looks bright due to its feature rich framework which includes inbuilt security tools like cookie encryptions, flexible MCV architecture that allows programmers to have great code separation and abstraction layer of database through which the developer can conveniently create, update, insert or delete statements without requiring to add raw SQL.
Further, as all required tools are bundled into a single small package, installation not being mandatory and has less server requirements making website creation simpler; CodeIgniter has become the preferred choice for web developers.
At Ssquare Interactive we harness the power of CodeIgniter to develop websites that comply with your business objectives, organizational structure, and long-term goals. Our CodeIgniter development team have years of experience working with this framework.