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The PHP Content Management/Framework Upgrades in ExpressionEngine 2

Jul 30, 2010, 10:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by W. Jason Gilmore)

"A few months ago I wrote a series of articles highlighting PHP-driven content management systems and frameworks, and I singled out ExpressionEngine as one particularly impressive solution that effectively balances the best features of both. This popular Web development solution recently took another major step forward with the July 12 release of ExpressionEngine 2.1, the product's first major upgrade in several years. Version 2 sports a number of new features and significant improvements over its predecessor, many of which I'll highlight in this article.

"CodeIgniter Integration

"The company behind ExpressionEngine, EllisLab, Inc., also happens to be the creator of another popular Web development solution known as CodeIgniter. As EllisLab President Leslie Camacho discussed during last year's ExpressionEngine CodeIgniter European Conference keynote, the blurring line between website and Web application prompted the company to reconsider the strategy for building ExpressionEngine 2, concluding that rebuilding the product as a CodeIgniter application was the most effective way to accommodate the increasingly sophisticated needs of developers."

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