Some snippets from CodeIgniter Conference 2012: London
Here is a small selection of what went on at our previous event in London.
Nick Jackson API Driven Development: Eating your own dog food
Increasingly the world of technology relies on APIs to get things done, but they're often bolted on to an existing product as an afterthought and offer limited functionality so that marketing can say "and yes, we have an API". I'll be talking about why building your APIs first and using them throughout your work helps you improve code reuse, generate usable documentation, provide amazing functionality to everybody and optimise your application; as well as how CodeIgniter helped us roll out this approach at the University of Lincoln.
Harro Verton CodeIgniter ORM's
To use or not to use an ORM, that is the question. It's an ongoing debate with much pro's and con's, and as many supporters as opponents. This presentation answers the questions such as "What exactly is an ORM"? "Why and when should I use it?" and "When should I not?" It explains which ORM's are available for use with CodeIgniter, the design concepts used by them and the pro's and con's of each design.
Tyler Flint Hosting as a Framework
Adopting an app framework like CodeIgniter is like developing at double speed. The framework's conventions and pattern abstractions provide structural simplicity allowing devs to focus on high level functionality. Why should hosting be any different? A hosting framework enables developers to quickly deploy their apps onto powerful infrastructures that can be easily scaled or modified on the fly. I will be presenting a series of real world case studies comparing and contrasting traditional LAMP hosting with flexible framework hosting, sharing some clever configurations that others have used, and also reveal a little of what the future holds for hosting frameworks.
Jamie Rumbelow Who needs Ruby when you've got CodeIgniter?
In this talk Jamie Rumbelow reminisces about his time spent with Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and shows that you can get just as much craziness and magic out of CodeIgniter with some clever coding and trickery than you can with Ruby's malleable syntax. He also demonstrates some Ruby-inspired techniques that have allowed him to write more concise, cleaner and craftier code.
Pascal Kriete A message from EllisLab
As an EllisLab employee Pascal will be going over all the new things happening in the world of CodeIgniter, including the plans for CodeIgniter 3.0, what is happening with integrating unit testing into the core of CodeIgniter and the recent changes to the license, brining CodeIgniter to use OSL. Where better to hear your news than from the horses mouth!
Alexis Serneels How CodeIgniter Became Our Savior
Alexis is a CEO & Web Developer at Doodle.be Web Agency who use CodeIgniter day-in-day-out for their projects. This talk describes how using CodeIgniter they have been able to increase efficiency of their development and make great applications quickly following the motto: Quick development = Quick delivery = Quickly get paid. Without ever forgetting that web development is not a quick process: whatever you try. So it’s time to start to cut time-consuming processes where it’s possible. Using this approach they have built a simple in-house CMS that they can use for a wide variety of projects: which certainly beats hacking WordPress into submission or coding new systems from scratch every time!