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CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development Packt Publishing – Book review part 1

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Packt Publishing has published a new book on the RAD PHP framework CodeIgniter version 1.7. The book CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development written by Adam Griffiths, has the slogan “become CodeIgniter experts with professional tools, techniques and extended libraries”.

Just from the slogan you can see a slightly different tone then the book CodeIgniter 1.7 from Packt Publishing, which in my opinion has the purpose of showing what the CodeIgniter framework can do.

This book has the purpose of showing how can you develop professional applications, or at least until proven otherwise, stay tuned to find out!

An argument for the slogan is the target audience like is defined in the “Who this book is written for” section, which contains the phrase:

Basic knowledge of CodeIgniter will be helpful.

A dangerous phrase in my opinion, because it can scare off a beginner, even though in the book it looks like all the steps are described starting from server installation.

If from the first book I was expecting a general presentation of the framework, now I’m curios to see if the examples are more ample and more concrete.

From the sample chapter it looks like there is a lot of code. As long as it is logical I thing it’s a good thing, a lot of times is easier to understand code, which you will after all write and you can take as an example, then theory.

But more about this book after I’ll get to read it.

To be continued…

Written by Claudiu Persoiu

11 May 2010 at 10:31 PM

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