Wither CodeIgniter? Hello Laravel, CakePHP, and Zend
What shocked me was when EllisLab, the current owner of CodeIgniter, wrote a blog post last June that essentially looked like they were raising the white flag on the framework. The excuse: they don’t have time, money or resources to focus on it and are looking for someone to focus on it more. In a fast-paced world where everyone is busy and where new frameworks are coming out of the woodwork, it doesn’t look like there’s much hope left for it.
Looking at an independent post, it looks like the next frameworks to focus on are CakePHP and Laravel. Zend also works as they have been around the longest and offer PHP certification.
Rest in Peace, CodeIgniter. I will look to learn Laravel here as it looks to be the future in PHP framework coding.