Get to know Yii from a practical perspective with Packt's new cookbook

August 2011 | Open Source

Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook, released by Packt recently, aims to assist readers in using Yii more efficiently. Its broad range of recipes (over 80) ensures comprehensive coverage on diverse topics. Written by Yii core team member, Alexander Makarov, the book makes use of practical solutions and concepts in explaining the application of Yii, elaborating on the topic with articulate codes and necessary screenshots.

Yii, pronounced as Yee or ji:, is an acronym for "Yes It Is". It is a free, open-source Web application development framework written in PHP5 that promotes clean, DRY (don't repeat yourself) design and encourages rapid development. It works to streamline one's application development and helps to ensure an extremely efficient, extensible, and maintainable end product.

Categorized into 13 chapters, Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook sheds light on important topics like implementing shortcuts using core features, creating one's own reusable code base, using test-driven development, and many more. Whether 'AJAX and jQuery', 'Database, Active Record and Model Tricks' or 'Extending Yii', the book provides convenient access to each of these topics as the chapters are generally independent of each other.

The book covers interesting topics like Yii application deployment, a guide to writing one's own extensions, advanced error handling, debugging and loggin, application security, and performance tuning. Readers will learn how to work with jQuery, JavaScript, and AJAX the Yii way, use hidden core Yii input widgets and write their own widgets, automate error tracking, use active record efficiently amongst a plethora of other Yii features. "I feel this book is a must-read for every Yii programmer," says Qiang Xue, Lead developer of the Yii framework. "People who are driven by tight project schedules will find this book very handy as it gives ready-to-use solutions to many problems they may face in their projects."

Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook in general, is full of practically useful solutions and concepts explained with code and the required pictorial illustrations. This book is useful for developers with a sound knowledge of PHP5, having a basic understanding of Yii, and who have tried developing applications using Yii. A fair knowledge of object oriented approach and MVC pattern are an added advantage. For more information about the book please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/yii-1-1-using-php-framework-application-development-cookbook/book

 


Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook
 Over 80 recipes to help you master using the Yii PHP framework

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/yii-1-1-using-php-framework-application-development-cookbook/book

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