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Programming with CodeIgniter MVC by Yehuda Zadik, Eli Orr

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

This chapter covers the basics of the CI development framework and its usage by reviewing some fundamental web application examples. We will start with a basic hello world example and move to an interactive contact-form integration with a database. We will construct the CI applications by following a step-by-step method. Throughout this chapter, we need to remember that the CI development framework is an MVC-based development architecture (for more information, refer to the Wikipedia definition at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model-view-controller).

This chapter will primarily focus on the following topics:

  • The CI project directory tree framework
  • Configurations (routing and autoloading are covered in this chapter, while ...

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