Difference Between CodeIgniter and Laravel Framework

In this blog, we will learn the difference between CodeIgniter and laravel framework. These two frameworks are very popular Codeigniter is a basic framework, it is easy to learn, beginner developers can learn Codeigniter easily as compared to another framework. laravel framework is little bit professional Beginners may face some difficulties to learn this framework.

CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is a PHP framework. It is developed by the British Columbia Institute of technology on 28 February 2006. It is based on an MVC design pattern which is a very popular design pattern. This framework is best suitable for small-scale websites such as informative websites for e.g.: business websites, institute websites, event websites, etc. It is very lightweight as compared to other PHP frameworks.

CodeIgniter framework is best suitable for beginner developers to learn quickly. It is a very simple and small framework fresher developers can learn this framework easily as compared to other PHP frameworks.

 

Features of CodeIgniter:

  1. Simple and Easy to use Framework
  2. Lightweight as compared to others PHP frameworks
  3. MVC Based
  4. Security XSS Filtering
  5. Session Management
  6. Cache-Control
  7. Easy Routing
  8. Form and Data Validation
  9. Error Logging
  10. SEO Friendly URLs
  11. Inbuilt Class for Sending Email
  12. Support for Hooks
  13. Image Manipulation Library


Laravel

Laravel is a PHP framework. It is developed by Taylor Otwell in June 2011. It is an open-source PHP framework and is based on an MVC design pattern which is very popular. This framework is best suitable for large web applications such as CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Web Application, Enterprise Web Applications, etc.

Laravel is a very demanded framework nowadays in the market because of its best features such as ORM, Blade Engine, Artisan Command-Line support, and many more.

 

Features of Laravel:

  1. Artisan: Command Line support
  2. Blade Engine
  3. Easy Integration with third-party libraries
  4. Eloquent ORM
  5. Built-in authentication Mechanism
  6. Dependency Manager fully composer based
  7. Quality Session Control
  8. Libraries & Modular
  9. Security
  10. Unit Testing
  11. MVC Based

 

 

Let’s see the difference between the CodeIgniter3 and Laravel:

Topics

CodeIgniter3

Laravel

 

REST API

 

 

 

To Integrate REST API in CodeIgniter

Require a lot of work.

 

 

 

Easy to integrate REST API without spending extra effort.

 

 

Built-in Modules

 

 

CodeIgniter does not provide any built-in modules.

 

 

It allows developers to divide a project into small modules.

 

 

 

ORM

 

 

It uses Doctrine ORM

 

It uses Eloquent ORM.

 

 

 

Structure

 

 

CodeIgniter structure is based on MVC design patterns.

 

It is based on an MVC design pattern with Artisan.

 

 

Template Engine

 

 

CodeIgniter does not offer any built-in Engine.

 

It used Blade Engine for better performance.

 

 

 

Unit Testing

 

 

CodeIgniter does not offer any built-in Unit Testing tool.

 

 

 

It uses PHPUnit for Unit Testing, developers can check the application code thoroughly by using PHPUnit.

 

Learning Curve

 

 

Beginners can learn quickly and easily.

 

 

Beginners face some difficulties to learn this framework.

 

 

Routing

 

 

It supports implicit and explicit routing.

 

 

 

 

 

It supports explicit routing.

 

 

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