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CodeIgniter vs Hack: What are the differences?

What is CodeIgniter? A Fully Baked PHP Framework. 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 Hack? A programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

CodeIgniter can be classified as a tool in the "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category, while Hack is grouped under "Languages".

"Mvc" is the top reason why over 72 developers like CodeIgniter, while over 5 developers mention "Interoperates seamlessly with php" as the leading cause for choosing Hack.

CodeIgniter is an open source tool with 17.4K GitHub stars and 7.72K GitHub forks. Here's a link to CodeIgniter's open source repository on GitHub.

Accenture, Webedia, and Die Coder GmbH are some of the popular companies that use CodeIgniter, whereas Hack is used by Facebook, Slack, and Rocket.Chat. CodeIgniter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 261 company stacks & 105 developers stacks; compared to Hack, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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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 Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.
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    Laravel
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    Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small.
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    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    Hack
    Hack
    PHP
    PHP

    Throughout 2016, Slack began migrating from PHP5 to Hack. They cite several well-known challenges inherent to PHP, including surprise type conversions, inconsistency around reference semantics, inconsistencies in the standard library, and the fact that “PHP tries very, very hard to keep the request running, even if it has done something deeply strange.”

    To overcome these challenges while maintaining the unique values of PHP, Slack turned to Hack, a gradual typing system for PHP. Hack runs on the HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM, an open source just-in-time (JIT) environment for PHP.

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    Apache Thrift
    Apache Thrift
    Kotlin
    Kotlin
    Presto
    Presto
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    gRPC
    gRPC
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Apache Spark
    Apache Spark
    Airflow
    Airflow
    Terraform
    Terraform
    Hadoop
    Hadoop
    Swift
    Swift
    Hack
    Hack
    Memcached
    Memcached
    Consul
    Consul
    Chef
    Chef
    Prometheus
    Prometheus

    Since the beginning, Cal Henderson has been the CTO of Slack. Earlier this year, he commented on a Quora question summarizing their current stack.

    Apps
    • Web: a mix of JavaScript/ES6 and React.
    • Desktop: And Electron to ship it as a desktop application.
    • Android: a mix of Java and Kotlin.
    • iOS: written in a mix of Objective C and Swift.
    Backend
    • The core application and the API written in PHP/Hack that runs on HHVM.
    • The data is stored in MySQL using Vitess.
    • Caching is done using Memcached and MCRouter.
    • The search service takes help from SolrCloud, with various Java services.
    • The messaging system uses WebSockets with many services in Java and Go.
    • Load balancing is done using HAproxy with Consul for configuration.
    • Most services talk to each other over gRPC,
    • Some Thrift and JSON-over-HTTP
    • Voice and video calling service was built in Elixir.
    Data warehouse
    • Built using open source tools including Presto, Spark, Airflow, Hadoop and Kafka.
    Etc
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    How developers use CodeIgniter and Hack
    Avatar of Megan Morsie
    Megan Morsie uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    I used CodeIgniter while working at KHM Travel Group. It was the system we used for an affiliate-based site called TravSearch, which I later replaced with a WordPress Multisite. I developed a .csv upload form to transfer all the information from the affiliate table of CodeIgniter to the user and options tables in WPMU.

    Avatar of Gorka Llona
    Gorka Llona uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    CodeIgniter is the MVC framework used for the PHP coding. Also, validation criteria for (database) table fields are the provided by CodeIgniter, and signatures for others are derived from those.

    Avatar of Delbin Thomas
    Delbin Thomas uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    It is super easy to do things in PHP using codeigniter. Used the MVC architecture to create different types of pages and modules.

    Avatar of Romans Malinovskis
    Romans Malinovskis uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    Integrate with some code-igniter low-level modules through composer.

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    Ascendify uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    Old stack framework

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