II. About FuelPHP

Dan Horrigan started the FuelPHP framework in late 2010, and was later joined by Phil Sturgeon, Jelmer Schreuder, Harro Verton, Frank de Jonge, Steve West and Márk Sági-Kazár. The first stable version was released on July 31st, 2011 and this book is based on FuelPHP 1.7.2, the latest stable version available as of writing this book. With over 300 contributors, its community is large and active.

The core team is currently working on the second version of FuelPHP; several alpha versions of it have already been released.

If you want to know more about the FuelPHP team and the framework philosophy, I recommend you to read the About FuelPHP section of the official website at:


You can read the latest news about the framework on its official blog at:


The official documentation can be found at: http://fuelphp.com/docs/

If you have any questions about FuelPHP or encounter any issues, you can search the official forum (http://fuelphp.com/forums/) and start a new discussion if you don't find any answer. In a general manner, the official website (http://fuelphp.com) is an excellent resource.

This tutorial contains the first chapter of my book FuelPHP application development blueprints. I released this chapter freely so that you can have an idea of what the book looks like and get a first overview of the FuelPHP framework. Don't hesitate to comment or contact me if you have any question. You can buy the book on the Packt Publishing website, on Amazon, on BN.com and most internet book retailers.