Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook

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Learn
  • Make internal Yii features, such as events and collections, useful
  • Get the maximum out of your Controller and Views and make them reusable
  • Work with jQuery, JavaScript, and AJAX the Yii way
  • Use "hidden" core Yii input widgets and write your own widgets
  • Make your application error-free using the TDD approach
  • Use Active Record efficiently
  • Utilize Zii components such as grids and data providers
  • Implement, package, and share your code as a reusable extension
  • Automate error tracking and understand the Yii log and stack trace
  • Keep your implementation secure, filter input, and escape output
  • Tune your application for best performance and learn general performance principles and Yii-related settings
  • Include non-Yii code, such as Zend Framework or PEAR, in your application
  • Simplify team development and manage Yii configuration in a very efficient way
About

When Alex told me he was about to write a Yii cookbook about a year ago, I was wondering how original it would be, considering the fact that there was already an online user-contributed cookbook (aka. Yii wiki). It turned out Alex produced a book that is not only full of wisdom about how to use Yii effectively, but also presented in such a systematic way that it can be taken as an essential companion book to the definitive guide to Yii. In fact, Alex has successfully intrigued the interest of every member in the Yii developer team when he asked for review and comments on his newly finished book chapters.

As the founder and the lead developer of the Yii framework, I feel this book is a must-read for every Yii programmer. While this book does not describe directly the rules set by Yii, it shows how to program with Yii from a practical perspective. 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; people who are already familiar with Yii will also find this book very informative as most problem solutions given in the book can be considered as officially recommended because they have undergone thorough review of every Yii developer team member. Alex, through this book and his active participation in the Yii project, proved himself to be a great programmer as well as a good writer.

Qiang Xue
Lead developer of the Yii framework

Yii framework is a rapidly growing PHP5 MVC framework often referred to as Rails for PHP. It has become a solid base for many exciting web applications such as Stay.com and Russia Today's meetfriends.rt.com and can be a good base for your developments. Yii is an object-oriented, high-performance, component-based PHP web application framework. Yii is pronounced as Yee and is an acronym for "Yes It Is!".

Familiar with Yii and want to exploit it to its full potential, but do not know how to go about it? Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook will show you how to use Yii efficiently. You will learn about implementing shortcuts using core features, creating your own reusable code base, using test-driven development, and many more topics that will escalate your knowledge in no time at all!

Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook will help you learn more about Yii framework and application development practices in general with demonstrations of shortcuts and information about dangerous things you should not do.

Grouped in 13 chapters, the recipes will assist you to write your applications exploiting Yii core functionality to its full potential. The chapters are generally independent of each other and you can start reading from the chapter you need most, whether it is "AJAX and jQuery", "Database, Active Record and Model Tricks" or "Extending Yii". The most interesting topics include Yii application deployment, a guide to writing your own extensions, advanced error handling, debugging and logging, application security, and performance tuning.

Yii 1.1 Application Development Cookbook will help you utilize Yii functionalities completely and efficiently.

Features
  • Learn to use Yii more efficiently through plentiful Yii recipes on diverse topics
  • Make the most efficient use of your controller and views and reuse them
  • Automate error tracking and understand the Yii log and stack trace
  • Full of practically useful solutions and concepts that you can use in your application, with clearly explained code and all the necessary screenshots
Page Count 392
Course Length 11 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781849515481
Date Of Publication 24 Aug 2011

Authors

Alexander Makarov

Alexander Makarov is an experienced engineer from Russia and has been a Yii framework core team member since 2010. Before joining the Yii core team, he participated in the growth of the CodeIgniter community in Russia. In 2009, he finished the Russian translation of the framework documentation and created the Russian community website. In 2012, he released the Russian version of the book along with Russian community members. In the same year, he was a technical reviewer for three more books:

  • The Yii Book: Developing Web Applications Using the Yii PHP Framework, Larry Ullman
  • Web Application Development with Yii and PHP, Jeff Winesett
  • Yii Rapid Application Development Hotshot, Lauren O'Meara, and James Hamilton

In his free time, Alexander writes a technical blog at http://rmcreative.ru/, speaks at conferences, and enjoys movies, music, traveling, photography, and languages. He currently resides in Voronezh, Russia with his beloved wife and daughter.