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  • PHP web application hosting environment dependencies
  • How to get and install the Yii framework
  • Guidelines to follow when designing a database
  • Setting up a skeleton application
  • Auto-generating Model, View, and Controller code
  • Customizing routes and forms
  • Authentication and role-based access controls
  • How to use some of the most popular extensions
  • Where to look for additional community resources

PHP is one of the most popular languages for building web sites and applications. While the Yii framework came a little bit later to the PHP scene, it has taken a lot of the best practices from around the Web and put it all into a single, awesome framework for making custom web apps.

Yii 1.1 Application Development Starter is a straightforward, hands-on look at what is rapidly becoming one of the most revered frameworks for custom web application development. The Yii framework follows a tried and true object-oriented software development pattern called Model-View-Controller, making it quick and easy to build database driven applications.

This book takes you through everything you need to know to get set up and rolling with the Yii framework. You will learn how to plan and start your application and how to take it where you want to go with the tools and extensions available with the Yii framework.

This book will teach you how to build an application from the ground up, how to make sure you have everything you need in your hosting environment and get the Yii framework installed, how to create a strong relational database design, and how to set up model classes for your tables. You will also learn how to generate CRUD code to add/remove, view, and list records from your tables, then add custom routes, widgets, and extensions to make a robust application. Additionally, you will learn how to integrate authentication and role-based access permissions throughout your site.
With this book, you will learn everything you need to get started with web application development using the Yii PHP framework.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Set up your development environment and plan your application
  • Use Yii's automatic code generators to scaffold routes, forms, and list views
  • Learn about some of the most popular extensions that add functionality to your application
Page Count 62
Course Length 1 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781782161691
Date Of Publication 4 Jun 2013


Jacob Mumm

Jacob Mumm is a web developer from Upstate New York specializing in PHP and JavaScript web applications. He has worked for non-profit organizations, advertising companies, and schools using tools such as Drupal, jQuery (including UI and Mobile), AngularJS, and the Yii Framework. His interests range from outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and kayaking, to organic food and gardening as part of a holistic, sustainable lifestyle, all the while staying up to date with the latest gadgets, gizmos, and web application technologies.

One of the things he deeply enjoys is talking to people about the things for which he has the most passion. He likes to share his knowledge and experience with others. Even when incomplete, Jacob finds the act of consolidating his thoughts on a subject a great way to solidify his own understanding or to discover places where he needs to investigate further.

Mark Safronov

Mark Safronov is a professional web application developer from the Russian Federation, with experience and interest in a wide range of programming languages and technologies. He has built and participated in building different types of web applications, from pure computational ones to full-blown e-commerce sites. He is also a proponent of following the current best practices of test-first development and clean and maintainable code.

He is currently employed at Clevertech and is working on Yii-based PHP web applications. He was also a maintainer of the popular YiiBooster open source extension for some time.

Back in 2008, he translated the book Visual Prolog 7.1 for Tyros, Eduardo Costa, in Russian with a totally new color layout. In 2013, along with Jacob Mumm, he co-authored the book Instant Yii Application Development Starter, Packt Publishing.