From the Back Cover
Welcome to the world of CodeIgniter! CodeIgniter is a powerful and flexible MVC framework for PHP, and it will completely revolutionize the way you build applications. Imagine being able to build complete applications in just a matter of days, being able to respond to client needs with speed and power, and being able to maintain your well-organized code weeks, months, and even years afterward. All of this is now within your grasp thanks to CodeIgniter.
Author and CodeIgniter developer Thomas Myer guides you through building a typical web application with CodeIgniter, introducing important topics from the MVC framework and Agile methodologies along the way. From typical installation and configuration through setup and all phases of a hypothetical project, Myer explains the inner workings of CodeIgniter in a way that will get you up and running quickly. If you're already well-versed in PHP, you'll learn how to take what you already know and apply it to CodeIgniter. In very little time, you'll be using the powerful tools and shortcuts in CodeIgniter to build applications in half the time.
What you will learn from this book
The basics of models, views, and controllers
How to take advantage of CodeIgniter's many helpers and libraries
How to create a working application from inception through launch
How to apply Agile methodologies to any project
Who this book is for
This book is for developers familiar with PHP and MYSQL who want to become more proficient with CodeIgniter.
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