When I first encountered CodeIgniter, I was pretty much at the end of my rope.
I ’ d spent seven years building up a thriving little web development group and had hitched my little
wagon to various technologies (like SMARTY and PEAR), and things had run very well for a long time.
And then it happened. What is “ it ” ? Well, “ it” wasn ’ t exactly any one thing that you could point to and
say, “ There, that ’ s the problem right there! ” It was more like a combination of things. Regardless, “ it ” hit
me with the force of a torpedo, and I felt my professional outlook implode.