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  • Create a base application to form the building blocks to develop your own web applications
  • Develop a user authorization system to enable user access and permit the resetting of passwords
  • Build an application to upload photos along with their descriptions
  • Develop a URL shortener to create a new URL and save it to the database
  • Design a job board to create and list new jobs and also register users and agents
  • Construct an application to assign time against task, by adding filters and graphics to data
  • Expand an e-commerce website to provide online shopping facility to users

Loosely based on the Model-View-Controller pattern, CodeIgniter is an open source framework for application development. It allows you to develop projects by providing a rich set of libraries for common tasks, including a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries.

The book begins with creating a "base" application, which will be used to develop all the subsequent projects in this book. Taking you through the installation of CodeIgniter and Twitter Bootstrap, you will be introduced to some common helpers and libraries. The book will then take you through many projects, developed upon the base application. The projects include a discussion forum, a photo sharing website, and an e-commerce website. Towards the end, you will have eight projects that you can develop and amend.

This is an easy-to-follow guide consisting of a number of projects that enable you to develop full-featured applications at a fast pace.

  • Create your own dynamic web application using wireframes, databases, and language files
  • Develop unique applications to perform simple tasks, such as authorizing users, sharing photos, or making a shopping platform
  • Explore the MVC framework with the help of a number of projects developed in this book
Page Count 330
Course Length 9 hours 54 minutes
ISBN 9781783287093
Date Of Publication 21 Jan 2015


Rob Foster

Rob Foster has been working in the field of web development for almost 10 years, working for various IT sectors. He has interests in CodeIgniter, Laravel, and iOS programming.

While not hunched over a computer ruining his eyesight, he enjoys drinking good quality wine, appreciates varieties of fine cheese, and has a liking for a pair of comfortable, elastic slacks!

Rob has also written CodeIgniter 2 Cookbook, Packt Publishing, and was a technical editor for SUSE Linux 10 Bible, Wiley.