For many years we was searching for for really good framework for our application core. After trying Zend Framework which is really power-full, but quite heavy for regular use, we tried to use some lighter – CakePHP which is better, but still many solutions are to complicated for real rapid development and freedom, we found what we are looking for – CodeIgniter .
Why CodeIgniter is better then others ? Bacause is really fast, has really small footprint and is easy to extend. Recently CodeIgniter released
version 1.7.3 of this extremely friendly solution.