On the Web and PHP Development site there's a recent post by John Skoumbourdis comparing the CodeIgniter framework with one of the up and coming frameworks that's been getting more press lately - Laravel.
I just came across with two posts for Laravel Framework with two different opinions Laravel is awesome and Laravel - a beautiful PHP framework that does not make me feel stupid but with the same conclusion (Laravel is awesome!). As both blog posts where intrested, I would like to have my opinion too with the Laravel framework and Codeigniter.
He answers to main questions in response to the "awesome" claims - "which is the more awesome?" and "Is CodeIgniter dead?" You'll have to read the post to find out his answers, though!