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CodeIgniter vs Yii: 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 Yii? A high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

CodeIgniter and Yii belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

"Mvc" is the top reason why over 72 developers like CodeIgniter, while over 36 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Yii.

CodeIgniter and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that CodeIgniter with 17.4K GitHub stars and 7.72K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.

Buffer, Manchester.com, and Webedia are some of the popular companies that use CodeIgniter, whereas Yii is used by 180vita, Utrip, and FreshMail. CodeIgniter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 261 company stacks & 105 developers stacks; compared to Yii, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

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 Yii?

Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
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    What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter and Yii?
    Laravel
    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
    WordPress
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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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.
    Node.js
    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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    Decisions about CodeIgniter and Yii
    Buzz Zhang
    Buzz Zhang
    PHP
    PHP
    Yii
    Yii
    MySQL
    MySQL
    PHP-MVC
    PHP-MVC

    Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

    Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

    For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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    How developers use CodeIgniter and Yii
    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.

    Avatar of Felipe Almeida
    Felipe Almeida uses YiiYii

    Yii is great. 90% of the work done by Yii.

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    Ascendify uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    Old stack framework

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