Easy Package Management for CodeIgniter with Sparks

Sparks is a new package-management system for CodeIgniter that extends the core with support for gem-like sparks.

This tutorial interweaves an entry-level overview of the architecture and usage of the sparks system with the creation of dovecote—a simple spark for managing RSS data.

Introduction

Packages are blocks of recyclable code that can make developers’ lives a whole lot easier.

CodeIgniter’s developers have long salivated over package managers like gems and npm, systems that empower their respective communities with tools and a central repository for developing, recycling, and sharing useful application components with each other. Now, the wait is over. Thanks ...

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