- Paperback: 306 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited (December 13, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782162305
- ISBN-13: 978-1782162308
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 540 g
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CodeIgniter 2 Cookbook Paperback – 13 December 2013
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Rob Foster has been working in web development for almost 10 years, focusing on the LAMP stack (although currently rocking a MAC), and has been developing with CodeIgniter for over three years. He has worked in IT for various sectors including public health, charity, new media, and even the gaming industry.
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"CodeIgniter 2 Cookbook" is a detailed overview of CodeIgniter. The topics in a different, perhaps, more understandable format. This is a reading book. You're not meant to sit at your computer, and input the code with this book.Starting with installation and setup, quick solutions to programming problems. Databases, EU Cookie Law, caching, and everything else in-between with useful, ready-to-go recipes. Also Image manipulation using the Image Manipulation library, user management (building a simple CRUD interface), switching languages on the fly according to the user preference, caching content to reduce server load, and much more. Very useful!!! I will rate this book 4 stars, because it is very readable, and there is value to be gained from the read. It's an excellent detailed overview. There are pearls and tidbits that you pick up in the book that make it worthwhile. You get a good overall feel of CodeIgniter from the book. It's also nice to read a computer book without necessarily running to the computer every two pages. You don't need your computer to benefit from this book, unlike the "Professional CodeIgniter" book .
If you know the basics already though, and are looking to get into a framework like CodeIgniter, then this is a very good book to learn how the MVC framework is written, and how to write code for use in an MVC framework (and it provides user and shopping cart functions within the book, so bonus there).
So, while I do believe the book is very useful to learn the MVC framework, CI specifically, I recommend you be more thoughtful in the output that you generate when writing your own. Also, with CodeIngiter looking for new ownership, and its future up in the air with the framework (who knows what the new ownership may do), you may be more better suited to look into another framework, such as Laravel ([...]).