Lonnie Ezell

is creating CodeIgniter and PHP Open Source

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Thanks, Lonnie!
$2
per month
You'll get my enduring gratitude, and your name listed on the CI4 sticky post.
Learners
$10
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You'll get your name (with a website link if you want) in the CI4 forums sticky post, and access to at least two new tutorials every month - some text, some video. And you get to help pick the topics!

Supporters
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Based on popular demand, this tier is for those that just want to show some extra support to the  open source projects I work on. You get everything from the previous tiers, as well as your logo on the forum supporters page - and a coupon towards my CI3 book.

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About

Hi, I'm Lonnie Ezell. I've been working in the open source field for a while now, mostly centered around the CodeIgniter PHP framework. I'm currently the lead developer CodeIgniter 4 and have been the primary developer working away for the last 2+ years to rebuild the framework from scratch. 

My first entry into open source was with Bonfire, a jump start for your CodeIgniter-based applications. While I never heard a lot of feedback on it, the couple of developers I talked to about it blew me away how much they did with it. One company built 100+ sites based on the framework. Another used it as the basis for their custom hosting solution. Another person, more designer than developer, said it allowed them to fairly easily put together a site they're weren't sure they'd be able to.

Thanks for stopping by here. Just the fact that you're here tells me you realize how much time is spent building out the software we all love.

I'll be honest. Building and supporting tools like these takes a lot of time. While building out CI 4 alone, I've come up with 3 projects that I'd love to build, each that could potentially be an income generator for me. But I love building tools that help others out. Tools like Vulcan - a set of command line tools for CodeIgniter 4. Or Bonfire. Heck, even CodeIgniter itself. 

Why help support my Open Source Work? 

When I wrote Practical CodeIgniter 3 I did it because I knew no one else would write a CI 3 book after the years the framework languished without an active owner. I was all set to write another book for version 4, but then had another idea. What if we could help each other out?

If you would help support me with the price of a couple of coffee or beers a month, I could write tutorials specifically for you, filled with all of the insider information that the primary developer on a project can bring. And you would get to help guide the topics. They don't have to be about CodeIgniter, but any other topic I'm familiar with. Maybe making pizza from scratch? Sure! Why not?! :) Who knows, maybe another small open source contribution will even grow out the topics you want to demonstrate. And, it would keep my time free of side-projects that I need to take to pay the bills that kill my time for open source work.

Thanks for stopping by!

Whether you are able to support this cause or not, I want to say Thank You from my heart for visiting and considering it. 

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 29 exclusive posts
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Videos

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