CodeIgniter Framework: It’s Working and Benefits

Amit Kumawat By Amit Kumawat, 31st Jan 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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CodeIgniter is free, easy to use, object-oriented, open-source PHP web application framework. Find the benefits, features and working of this framework in this post.


CodeIgniter is a PHP driven framework which contains libraries, plugins, resources, and other helpers that handle many complex procedures for which PHP is famous. It is not a PHP substitute, and in high trend among not only users but also among web development companies.

CodeIgniter is free, easy to use, object-oriented, open-source PHP web application framework, which provides ready to use libraries to use with their own PHP application. Example: there is an API to make it more convenient and simple to execute SQL queries like UPDATE, DELETE, SELECT, INSERT etc., without repetitive code.

Object oriented feature

Writing code in CodeIgnator requires knowledge of object-oriented programing as well to achieve perfection.

Object oriented programming
The basic purpose of object-oriented programming is to make web development easier, especially when the structure of programing becomes bigger. It enables the code & logic to be easier to understand. That's why it is developed in a way to extend your website's features and functionality. While with procedural programming, if applications are not developed in a structured and coherent manner, it can become a mes. It can be difficult to modify and extend.

Classes and methods
It is the main introductory base when you are going to start with classes and methods. If you want to create a framework, there must be different classes for a specific frameworks. Classes offer inbuilt methods, so you don't have to create it to execute application code. For example searching, inserting or updating database are performed quickly. Methods contain application logic and the class carries multiple methods together.

How do CodeIgniter works?

It's a setup, firstly install it.

It has a very extensive user guide that is more convenient and better than documentation on other frameworks as like Cake PHP.

The classes contain objects methods, properties, and variables in the object-oriented form. In CodeIgniter, when you develop classes, it inherits codeIgniter's class.

It contains ordinary PHP functions like Form Helper.

Other features of CodeIgniter
It uses MVC approach for web application design and development primarily. The application logic id is the controller, application design is the view and model are for database interaction. But for the basic codeIgnitors, model would contain database interactivity.

Benefits of coding with CodeIgniter

It makes coding quick, simple and user-friendly.

It's an excellent framework for learning PHP.

It an MVC (model view controller) approach for web development.

It approaches built on easy to use folder structure.

Being an open source approach, it is easily customizable. It works on all of our shared and reseller servers and with every PHP installed server. It requires PHP version 5.1.6 and higher. It also supports SQLite, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and ODBC.


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author avatar Amit Kumawat
I am Amit Kumawat, Director of D Amies Technologies. I love to write and discuss on several topics. Hope to have good time here.

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