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CodeIgniter 1.7 by David Upton, Jose Argudo

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Chapter 1. Introduction to CodeIgniter

Most of us just want to write applications that work well, and to do it as simply and easily as we can. This book is about CodeIgniter—a tool for making PHP easy to use.

If you need to produce results, have better and more maintainable code, and you enjoy programming, then you should try using CodeIgniter (CI to its friends). CI is free, lightweight, and simple to install, and it really makes your life much easier. Just read this chapter to find out how:

  • What CI can do for you?
  • What is CI? What are Frameworks?
  • Comparing CI to other open source solutions.
  • What CI doesn't do?

What can CodeIgniter do for you?

If you are already writing code in PHP, CI will help you to do it in a better and easier way. It will cut ...

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