Laravel Vs CodeIgniter


Laravel Vs CodeIgniter

In this post we will make a comparison of Laravel Vs CodeIgniter, which of these two frameworks to choose when developing our project


Laravel Framework

  • Its learning curve is intermediate, it is not so easy to learn for someone who comes from learning pure php
  • It has an ORM called eloquent which makes it easy for us to perform SQL queries and relate tables
  • It has a command tool called artisan which we have with a large number of commands
  • It has a template system called blade which allows us to create extra logic and structure in our applications.
  • It has greater labor demand in freelancer portals such as upwork
  • It has authentication packages such as sanctum which makes it easy for us to create a rest api with security in a few steps
  • It has a split route system on the web and api with the use of a prefix
  • It is recommended to use our application in production on a vps like heroku, since it is more difficult to configure with npm packages on shared hosting, vps are usually more expensive
  • It is better paid compared to other frameworks
  • Due to its structure, it is easier to maintain an application in Laravel in the long term.

CodeIgniter

  • Its learning curve is easy for someone who comes from learning pure php
  • It has an ORM which makes it easy for us to perform SQL queries and tables cannot be related, query builder must be used
  • It has a command tool called spark which has a limited number of commands in codeigniter 4 version
  • It does not have a template system, default functions must be used to render views
  • It has less labor demand in freelance portals
  • It does not have default authentication packages, you must install the recommended package on its official website called Myth-Auth
  • It has a fairly simple route system, you must use the filters to divide the structure
  • It is cheaper to deploy on a shared hosting
  • It is less paid compared to other frameworks
  • Due to its structure, it is more difficult to maintain an application in codeigniter in the long term, especially in its version 3

And this was a comparison between Laravel Vs CodeIgniter