Codeigniter Archives

Is it really that bad that Codeigniter has a slow release cycle?

Sep/17/2012 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

In one of our breaks from the discussion “vi vs emacs” on the IRC Codeigniter channel we ended up discussing the slow release cycle of our favorite framework. There were some who didn’t like that about Codeigniter, but fortunately we had some people in the channel that were able to give some good points about the other side. A lot of people don’t like that codeigniter is not in the cool kids group anymore. Well that’s ok, I bet the community using the framework was not using it just because it was cool (if you’re using it for that reason, you’re doing it wrong).

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CodeIgniter Handbook - Vol. 2 API Design

Sep/04/2012 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

The CodeIgniter Handbook, a three-volume handbook full to the brim with pragmatic, succinct, useful information from one of the web's pioneering developers. Learn about the whats & whys of writing cleaner, more concise code. Discover fascinating new techniques that allow you to remove duplication, increase your programming efficiency, and reduce those repetitive tasks. Fall in love with CodeIgniter all over again.

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Thank you!

Aug/26/2012 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

I’m just here to tell you that the Codeigniter Snippets package for Sublime Text 2 just reached the 6400+ installs. This couldn’t be possible without the awesome community that Codeigniter has. Therefore I think it’s appropriate to thank everyone that supported the project, and most of all, the contributors.

Without any delay I added a list of all the contributors to the readme file. So if by any change you happen to contribute to the project in the future, be sure to add your name to the readme.

Once again, thank you.

Github: ci-snippets

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Codeigniter Pagination - Re-use query strings

Aug/24/2012 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

A few months ago I had a problem. I was paginating some results based on some data the user had provided. So I needed to be able to pass that data from page to page during the pagination process. First I set to read the Codeigniter documentation to see if it was possible to do that with the pagination library.

Turns out I could if I set up that data to be a query string and save it in my suffix param. However this solution had a problem. Every-time the user clicked the first or last link on the pagination the query string would disappear.

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Updating your Codeigniter installation with git

Aug/22/2012 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

Ever since Codeigniter moved from Bitbucket to Github I craved for one easy way to update my applications every time a new version gets out. Turns out there is none. And as you can see here, the updating process is always kinda boring specially if a major version is out. Since the version 3.0 is around the block I’m going to show you how I normally upgrade my codeigniter applications.

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