The Atlanta PHP meetup in February was a good one. Nic Rosental gave an entertaining and informative talk on the ecosystem surrounding the CodeIgniter PHP framework. Nic gave a brief overview of each of these platforms:
- Sparks (package manager)
- Bonfire (framework bootstrap)
- FuelPHP (yet another framework)
- PyroCMS (free/commercial CMS)
- ExpressionEngine (commercial CMS)
Before the main presentation Logan Gray gave a quick demo of CodeIgniter.
My impression of CodeIgniter is a lightweight and easy to use framework for PHP which I plan on getting into during 2012. I learned about FuelPHP for the first time at the meetup and and will definitely take an exploratory dive into this promising framework sometime soon.
The sponsor for the meetup, Thompson Technologies, provided catering from Willy’s Mexicana Grill and a Kindle Fire for the end of meeting raffle…nice!