CodeIgniter vs MEAN: What are the differences?
CodeIgniter and MEAN can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
CodeIgniter and MEAN are both open source tools. CodeIgniter with 17.4K GitHub stars and 7.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MEAN with 11.8K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks.
Buffer, Manchester.com, and Webedia are some of the popular companies that use CodeIgniter, whereas MEAN is used by CodeLordz, ClickBalance, and Adsia. CodeIgniter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 261 company stacks & 105 developers stacks; compared to MEAN, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
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I found mean.io just smooth, fun, orginized and just work out-of-the-box.
MongoDB is a solid NoSQL store. Angular.js is being vetted as a potential front-end framework for the website (though it may ultimately not be used for the non-app site). Everything is running on node.js and hosted via an Express.js web server (though we are looking into Koa.js as it is the official successor to Express.js)
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.
FULL STACK ( preferred if;at all possible! ). Any "NEW" project (all me) I am tasked with I try to sketch it out with MEAN in mind first and then will tweak or stray from the 'plan' when necessary
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.
It is super easy to do things in PHP using codeigniter. Used the MVC architecture to create different types of pages and modules.
Integrate with some code-igniter low-level modules through composer.