Improve your PHP Coding Productivity with new CodeIgniter Book


Author: JT Smith

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development. Written by David Upton, this book will help users build a dynamic website quickly and easily using CodeIgniter’s prepared code.

CodeIgniter (CI) is a powerful open source PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. CodeIgniter is an MVC framework, similar in some ways to the Rails framework for Ruby, and is designed to enable, not overwhelm.

This book explains how to work with CodeIgniter in a clear and logical manner. It is not a detailed guide to the syntax of CodeIgniter, but makes an ideal complement to the existing online CodeIgniter user guide, helping you grasp the bigger picture and bringing together many ideas to get your application development started as smoothly as possible.

If you’re looking for a better way to develop PHP applications, or want to find out more about the CodeIgniter framework as a viable option for one of your own projects, this book will help you. It carefully explains the basic concepts of CodeIgniter and its MVC architecture by walking through the main features of CodeIgniter in a systematic way, explaining them clearly with illustrative code examples.

CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development is out now and is written for developers who are new to CodeIgniter. Basic skills in PHP and MySQL are required, but only rudimentary object-oriented knowledge is required. For more information, please visit



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