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"sapphire vs codeigniter" in the CodeIgniter forums


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28 December 2009 at 12:41pm Community Member, 59 Posts

Has anyone seen this thread in the CodeIgniter forums:

Personally, I don't care what they think. SilverStripe is an awesome CMS, built on an excellent framework (or what appears to be a framework).

However, I am curious to get someone's take on that thread and encourage maybe one of the developers to comment on their charges.

In the end, who cares what they think. I love SilverStripe and will continue to use it! :-)


28 December 2009 at 9:04pm Community Member, 279 Posts

I presume that CodeIgniter is a great framework. All code of SS is open and can be modified and reused in any way. If those guys do not trust in SS they are not skilled enough to cope with it;)


30 December 2009 at 8:12pm (Last edited: 30 December 2009 8:45pm), Community Member, 8 Posts

I have done some amaizing jobs using Codeigniter and forreal its very very good and cool and even lighter than SS, but SS is a CMS and Framework so no beef, i also enjoyed CI cause its both PHP4 and PHP5 based so make it flexible and hostable on most servers, and the Documentation is really the edge they have over all other frameworks

Light and Flexible, Silverstripe already gave us a CMS which is the sweetest part of it, though i have had hard times making the CMS totally customized but its still the CMS i have ever used.

For CI, they did an amaizing job, if we are to compare i think its not the CMS area we should only consider Saphire vs Codeigniter.

And there is no way you can download Saphire individually so that ends the topic, nothing to compare, CodeIgniter is a Framwork and Silverstripe is a CMS.

Or better compare Silverstripe to Expression Engine

But expression engine is only free for self use not commercial unlike silverstripe which is 110% free

Also i decided to test the Expression Engine CMS and i can simply conclude that SS is the best CMS and for CI for me is the best framework for all i have tried


30 December 2009 at 10:26pm (Last edited: 30 December 2009 10:28pm), Community Member, 279 Posts

I thought that SS´s CMS is just am module. Couldn´t you delete it and use just sapphire?

In the end SS and CI are both free and that is really great.