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Codeignitor or CakePHP?

I am an MVC novice, looking to get started on the right foot.

- I may, one day, want to develop apps for joomla, or drupal, Cake is about the only MVC which has special extensions for this.
- I believe that Cake has built-in user authentication, which could be useful for me.
- I have read that Cake’s documentation is lacking, and that Cake can be difficult for a newbie. Although, from what I have seen of the manual, it does not look so bad.

- Best tutorial screencasts I’ve seen.
- Great documentation.
- Possibly, the simplist PHP MVC to use.
- I am afraid that codeignitor may be limited. No template, no extensions for drupal or joomla, no support for php5, no user authentication.

Again, I have never used any MVC, so please correct me if I’m wrong about any of this.

I am thinking about starting with codeignitor, just to learn about using an MVC, then maybe moving on to Cake. Would that be wise? Or would I be better starting with CakePHP?
walterbyrd Send private email
Sunday, April 29, 2007
I've only toyed around with CI and CPHP.  I really like QCodo -- you might want to check it out.
Boofus McGoofus Send private email
Sunday, April 29, 2007
QCodo is from Mike Ho - a good guy, had dinner with him last week - and it takes a slightly different look at the ORM aspects.  Here's an interview I did with him a long while back:
KC Send private email
Monday, April 30, 2007
We've played around with Cake. The lack of docs was pretty frustrating.

We'd moved from Mojavi to Cake, so it was a sure step up...Mojavi was fine for it's day but that day has passed.

Cake: It's got some nice AJAX features. The scaffolds are nice. And it all works really well when each action is directly related to a database table. You could do worse, but just be prepared for some trial and error dev...
Dave Send private email
Sunday, May 06, 2007

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