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Ellis Lab looks for new owner for CodeIgniter

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SneakyDave, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

  2. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Well, a business wants to focus on its business I guess. Hopefully it goes to the right hands, it does indeed look really nice and will be looking into it to learn more PHP. :)
  3. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    CodeIgniter is a free framework. I don't understand your comment, comparing it to VB?
  4. Sim

    Sim Well-Known Member

    I see so many personal profiles on blogs and social media where people describe themselves as "Laravel converts / CodeIgniter refugees". It's almost like - "will the last developer to leave CodeIgniter please turn out the lights".
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  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I think mentioning vBulletin is something similar to Godwin's Law; except it doesn't have to come up in an argument.
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  6. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Laravel seems like a natural progression, haven't played with it much, seems a lot of CI devs are moving to it, but there's a learning curve.

    I just heard of PHPixie also, but haven't looked at it. Seems a little too "cute" for me.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  8. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I've used Jerry's integration before. I'd like to know if Jerry still uses CI, or if he's been playing with something else. I've been disillusioned with CI for a couple of years now, but it's still a great framework to learn if you like decent documentation, and are coming from a procedural language.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013
  9. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Ouch. Cant say I'm surprised. The development on Codeigniter is all but dead (there was 1 guy pushing code every week or so, but most of the reactor developers left about a year ago). Ellislabs really dont deserve anything for it at this stage. They let it die by refusing to bring it up to date.

    I loved Codeigniter but compared to...well...ANYTHING built on Composer, it's a dinosaur. Dare I say it, even Zend 2 is more appealing these days. However you cant go far wrong with Symfony and/or Laravel!
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  10. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    EllisLab wants to focus on their business, ExpressionEngine, therefore don't want to carry the weight of maintaining an open source framework, which has been lacking.

    And I meant using CodeIgniter to learn some framework PHP coding.

    Hope that clears it up!
  11. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Someone else brought up vBulletin and has since deleted the post.
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  12. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry @Lucas my comment was regarding somebody else's post that compared Ellis Lab/CI to Invision Brands/vB. I don't know why that post was deleted. Maybe it was just a post in the wrong thread.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013
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  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    @SneakyDave: Competitor bashing / discussions are no longer permitted on these forums, except in feature comparisons or feedback related to them. I can only assume your posts came out as competitor bashing.
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  14. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I wasn't doing any bashing. I was asking the poster why there was a comparison being made between EllisLab and Invision Brands. I understand that maybe that post was removed without an explanation, and that's why Lucas thought my response was to his post.

    I think it's all clear now. Posts 3,5,10-14 can probably be deleted, as they all pertain to that removed post.
  15. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

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