Heh, it seems my little appreciation of Kohana vs Code Igniter went down quite well yesterday. Thanks to all the guys who commented on it.
Dlib made some cool comments in an excellent post on the Learn Kohana blog.
Itâ€™s not nice because the conclusion is that Kohana is very good but because itâ€™s not a comparison limited to checking off features and making a nice table out of it. Instead, focus is on 5 things (Stability, File layout, Methodology, Features and Community)
Thinking about it I didn’t consciously avoid feature comparisons etc. however looking back I think I must sub-consciously have done so. There are plenty (well a few) of tables about now and, whilst these are always useful in making decisions I do think that sometimes they lose the focus of what makes a good product!
That post as well has some other great titbits. The one I’m quite excited about is kdynamicimage by a person who is fast becoming a favourite blogger of mine Sam Clarke. This module lets you grab images directly from the views folder – so as to avoid having to using rewrite rules to give access to a media directory. I like the idea, mostly because it will integrate quite nicely with a *templates* module I had in mind: that will elt you have a couple of views subdirectories for different templates (eg: default, lightblue, mycooltemplate, etc.).
Dro also said some nice things over on his blog, I like how he called me an outsider . He’s right of course – I have sat on the fence for too long and so I think I might side conclusively with Kohana fairly soon.
I’m currently writing an interestign (to me anyway) post on Spam detection, it was inspired by this post on the Kohana forums. I look forward to seeing what Geert can make in terms of a spam library. It will certainly prove extremely useful if done well!
All in all it’s excellent to see more Kohana content & blogging going on on the web.
(and it did me good too traffic to this place trebled yesterday!)