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  • Setting up the CI package on your web server
  • Understanding the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern for organizing a dynamic website
  • Understanding the structure of a CI site
  • Designing better views and controllers
  • Object-oriented aspects of CI
  • Integrating databases such as MySQL and simplifying your database access
  • Making your site more robust and professional by using CI's built-in classes
  • Creating and validating HTML forms with CI form helpers
  • Handling files, images, and sessions with CI
  • Sending email from CI
  • Using CI for testing your code with error handling, unit testing, benchmarking, and profiling
  • Getting an XML-RPC server and client working
  • Generating Create, Update, Delete, and Read (C.R.U.D) entries on each database table

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 logical way. 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.

  • Clear, structured tutorial on working with CodeIgniter
  • Careful explanation of the basic concepts of CodeIgniter and its MVC architecture
  • Using CodeIgniter with databases, HTML forms, files, images, sessions, and email
  • Building a dynamic website quickly and easily using CodeIgniter's prepared code
Page Count 260
Course Length 7 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781847191748
Date Of Publication 22 Jul 2007


David Upton

David Upton is a director of a specialized management consultancy company, based in London but working around the world. His clients include some of the world’s largest companies. He is increasingly interested in web-enabling his work, and seeking to turn ideas into robust professional applications by the simplest and easiest route. He has so far written applications for two major companies in the UK. His other interests include simulation, on which he writes a weblog which takes up far too much of his time, and thinking.