Getting Started on CodeIgniter, the lightening fast PHP Framework

Today, I have started on CodeIgniter, one of the powerful PHP frameworks recommended by Rasmus Lerdorf

CodeIgniter is most often noted for its speed when compared to other PHP frameworks. In a critical take on PHP frameworks in general, PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf spoke at frOSCon in August 2008, noting that he liked CodeIgniter “because it is faster, lighter and the least like a framework”.

Read more about it here.

So far what I can tell you is that it really is FAST. I have been coding in CakePHP and Zend Framework, but this framework is very fast. Truely speaking I did not felt any difference using it.

I will keep posting about my experience of CodeIgniter.

4 thoughts on “Getting Started on CodeIgniter, the lightening fast PHP Framework

  • Amir Bilal

    I have been into CI from last 2+ years and I would rather suggest you to go for a framework which is more organized. I would suggest ZFW.

    Best regards,

    • Amir, I was using ZFW, CakePHP, Symphony etc before using CodeIgniter, while the other frameworks are more organized and have better development tools, they lack performance. E.g. a simple helloworld on CakePHP takes about 1.5 – 2 seconds to compile and load.

  • Well, I agree with the performance issue of CakePHP. But as you have already tried ZFW then there should not be any questions on the performance.

    But yeah when we go for features and support then we have to compromise on few things like performance.

    But after looking at latest benchmarking results of ZFW and CodeIgniter then I guess going for ZFW is not harmful.

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