DevShed has started off a new series looking at the popular PHP framework CodeIgniter with this first part, an introduction to what the framework is and how to get it installed.
I'm talking about CodeIgniter (http://codeigniter.com), a solid piece of software written by Rick Ellis in PHP 4. It permits users to develop small and middle-scale PHP applications in minutes (literally) with minimal setup. In addition, CodeIgniter is built around the Model-View-Controller pattern, which allows you to easily separate data from application logic and visual presentation.
They show how to get it installed and up and working with a basic site including a little MySQL integration.