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I started using CodeIgniter in January 2008, and it was a huge milestone in my development education. It showed me new ways to build, and I’d never be making the things I am today if it wasn’t for CI. I still love it and I still use it – it is getting better every day via Reactor, and it has a bright future.
That being said, PHP has changed a lot since CodeIgniter’s core was developed. A few months ago, some stuff happened and Dan Horrigan decided to create FuelPHP – a framework loosely in the tradition of CodeIgniter, but built to take advantage of the bells and whistles of PHP 5.3+.
I decided to really delve into FuelPHP over the weekend and found a lot of things that I really love and a lot of things that were really different in both syntax and method to what was done with CodeIgniter. So, coming from a tried and true CI guy, here are some observations of what to look out for when using FuelPHP.
Note: This isn’t meant to win people over to FuelPHP or espouse the virtues of switching, but it is meant as an overview of some major changes in thinking/structure for CI developers looking to use FuelPHP.