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CodeIgniter From Scratch

17 Posts

CodeIgniter From Scratch is a 17-part, video series which focuses exclusively on the CodeIgniter PHP framework.

Posts in this series
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    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 1200x200
    After numerous requests, today we are launching a new screencast series on Nettuts+ that will focus exclusively on the CodeIgniter PHP framework. Over the course of about 10 videos, I'll teach you exactly how to use this framework. Ultimately, we'll work our way up to building a custom CMS. Without further ado, here's day one! Read More…
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    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 2200x200
    Continuing on from day 1, today, I'll teach you five different ways to write select statements for your database. If you haven't watched the first entry in this video series, don't worry; each video can function on its own as a single tutorial. Having said that, I highly recommend that you watch each screencast. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 3. Sending Emails200x200
    At the request of some of our readers, this week, we'll examine just how easy it is to send emails with attachments using Gmail. With raw PHP, this would be a long and tedious task. However, with CodeIgniter, it's a cinch! I'll show you how in this eighteen minute video tutorial. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 4 - Newsletter Signup200x200
    Continuing on from Day 3, we'll expand our little application into a simple newsletter signup form. This will allow us to taker a closer look at both the email and the form_validation classes. Learn it all in this 30 minute screencast. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 5 - CRUD200x200
    The most requested tutorial for day five of our CodeIgniter screencast series was for an introduction to CRUD operations. We'll review how to easily create, read, update, and delete records using CI's active-records class. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 6 - Login200x200
    In today's hour long video tutorial, we'll be doing a lot! We'll implement a login and signup form that will allow us to lock down certain sections of our fictional site. As you'll find, working with sessions in CodeIgniter is a cinch! Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch Day 7: Pagination200x200
    In these last two weeks, I've received bunches of requests for a CodeIgniter pagination screencast; so that's what we'll be reviewing today! As a bonus, we'll also take a look at the super convenient HTML Table class. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Day 8 - AJAX200x200
    The CodeIgniter from Scratch series was unexpectedly, and significantly popular. Today, I'm pleased to announce that, with the help of one of my best authors, Burak, we'll be continuing the series! Additionally, the most often requested topic is the subject for today's screencast: combining CodeIgniter and jQuery. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: File Uploading and Image Manipulation200x200
    In lesson nine of our CodeIgniter series, we'll build a small image gallery that allows you to upload files, and automatically create thumbnails. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: The Calendar Library200x200
    In this tenth episode of the CodeIgniter From Scratch screencast series, we will be exploring the Calendar library. We are also going to utilize the database class and jQuery AJAX. I will show you how to build a simple and CSS-styled calendar page, which will have the ability to store and display content for each day. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: File Operations200x200
    In today's episode, we are going to be working with several helper functions, related to files, directories, and downloads. We are going to learn how to read, write, download files, and retrieve information about both files and directories. Also at the end we will build a small file browser that utilizes jQuery as well.Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Shopping Cart200x200
    Today, we are going to take a look at the Shopping Cart library for CodeIgniter. This useful class allows us to add and remove items to a shopping cart, update them, and calculate prices. I will demonstrate how you can build a simple shopping cart system with the help of this library..Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Extending the Framework200x200
    In today's screencast we are going to learn how to create our own helpers and libraries. We are also going to learn how to extend the existing helpers and libraries that come with CodeIgniter. At the end of the tutorial we will extend the Form Validation library to give it the ability to check for password strength.Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: SecurityCode
    In this fourteenth episode of the series, our subject is "˜Security.' We will go over topics such as: password encryption, message encoding/decoding, XSS filtering, output filtering, sql injection, session security, private controller methods and more.Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Profiling, Benchmarking & Hooks200x200
    In this 15th episode of the series, we are going to learn about three subjects: Profiling, Benchmarking and Hooks. You can use these tools to analyze your CodeIgniter applications performance, and figure out what part of the code you need to optimize. We are also going to make even further improvements to the Profiler library to suit our needs.Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Displaying & Sorting Tabular Data200x200
    In today's video tutorial, we are going to use CodeIgniter to pull information from a database and display it in a sortable table structure. This is a quite common task, especially inside admin areas, for displaying database records. We'll be utilizing a few different utilities, such as the active records library and pagination. Read More…
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    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Search Results without Query Strings200x200
    In this episode of CodeIgniter from Scratch, we will implement search features, and display the results pages without the use of query strings. You can use these methods to keep your URL's clean, and continue using the uri segments convention of the CodeIgniter framework.Read More…