CodeIgniter vs. CakePHP

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What is CodeIgniter?

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

What is CakePHP?

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.

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Why do developers choose CodeIgniter?
Why do you like CodeIgniter?

Why do developers choose CakePHP?
Why do you like CakePHP?

What are the cons of using CodeIgniter?
Downsides of CodeIgniter?

What are the cons of using CakePHP?
No Cons submitted yet for CakePHP
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How much does CodeIgniter cost?
How much does CakePHP cost?
CakePHP Pricing
What companies use CodeIgniter?
302 companies on StackShare use CodeIgniter
What companies use CakePHP?
84 companies on StackShare use CakePHP
What tools integrate with CodeIgniter?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with CodeIgniter
What tools integrate with CakePHP?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with CakePHP

What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter and CakePHP?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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