Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP

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  • Build a complete application boilerplate with a single shell command and transform it into a running website with another
  • Generate code for routine CRUD interface pages
  • Make a vile extension just for fun and learn how to attach it to a target application
  • Control and customize the output that will be sent to the client browser
  • Authenticate users using a classic password-based technique and authorize them using role-based access control
  • Prepare your application for multiple users and deployment to a production environment
  • Answer mind-boggling SEO feature requests by modifying the route handling mechanism

Yii is a high performance PHP framework used for rapid web application development. It is well designed, well supported, easy to learn, and easy to maintain. This book embraces the learn-by-example methodology to show you the most important features of the Yii 2 framework. Throughout the course of this book, you will build a simple real-world application; each chapter will introduce you to a new functionality and show you how to tweak your application. Instead of trying to be an all-encompassing reference about the framework, this is a walkthrough of the really important pieces of information that you have to understand in detail.

You will learn how to use Yii's active record and CRUD scaffolding to manage the data in your database. Authentication, extensions, events and behaviors, and route management are just some of the many other features of Yii that you will learn from this book. By the end of this book, you will have a basic CRM application that is all set for service!

  • Implement real-world web application features efficiently using the Yii development framework
  • Each chapter provides micro-examples that build upon each other to create the final macro-example, a basic CRM application
  • Filled with useful tasks to improve the maintainability of your applications
Page Count 406
Course Length 12 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781783981885
Date Of Publication 24 Sep 2014


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.

Jeffrey Winesett

Jeffrey Winesett is a partner at SeeSaw Labs in Austin, Texas, and has over 10 years of experience building large-scale, web-based applications. He is a strong proponent of using open source development frameworks when developing applications, and a champion of the Yii framework in particular since its initial alpha release. He frequently presents on, writes about, and develops with Yii as often as possible.