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CodeIgniter, FuelPHP, and Sparks Oh My!

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:

  • CodeIgniter
  • 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!

First PHP Meetup of 2012 was a good one!

Strongbox West PHP User Group Meetup

Really enjoyed the January 2012 meetup of the Atlanta PHP User Group…held on January 19th at Strongbox West. This was a joint meeting with the Atlanta MongoDB user group and the presenter was Richard Kreuter who gave an entertaining and informative talk on the fundamentals of MongoDB. Interesting to learn that MongoDB is the database used by both Craigslist and Foursquare…who knew? The sponsor for this meetup, 10Gen.com, provided much appreciated pizza and chicken strips as well as MongoDB coffee cup swag for all attendees. Before the meeting I hung out as usual at MidCity Cafe on West Peachtree where the feature is 1/2 price pints from 4 to 7pm was in effect! Looking forward to February’s meetup!