The CodeIgniter Community has decided to have a little holiday this summer, and head to New York for not just a meet up, but the biggest gathering of CodeIgniter developers to ever happen. There will be talks from the CodeIgniter Reactor Engineers, the EllisLab teams themselves and people involved in Forrst, PyroCMS, PHPFog and all sorts of other exciting things. There will be masterclasses teaching you the basics if you are pretty new to CodeIgniter, or an advanced track showing you how to do some crazy stuff. Something for everyone!
So we all know that the internet is full of frameworks. They've been the popular thing for the last 5 or 6 years and it seems to have become the "barrier for entry" or the "passage of rights" that 8 or 9 years ago used to be "hey I just wrote a phpBB clone!". There are plenty around but in this day in age, why would anyone write a new one? As somebody involved in a new PHP framework "Fuel" that has shaken a few opinions up I thought it would be interesting to share my thoughts and views on the situation.
After years of being an active member in the CodeIgniter community I have decided it is time to change things up and move on. Where is that move taking me? Recently I have been doing a lot of research into various frameworks and I have made a final decision. Read on to find out what framework I decided to go with and why.