Yii Application Development Cookbook - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Make use of internal Yii features, such as events and collections
  • Get the maximum out of your controller and views and make them reusable
  • Work with jQuery, JavaScript, and AJAX the Yii way
  • Make your application error-free using 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
  • Tune your application for better performance and also learn general performance principles and Yii-related settings
About

The Yii framework is a rapidly growing PHP5 MVC framework often referred to as Rails for PHP. It has already become a solid base for many exciting web applications such as Stay.com and can be a good base for your developments, too. This book will help you to learn Yii quickly and in more depth for use in for your developments.

"Yii Application Development Cookbook" will show you how to use Yii efficiently. You will learn about taking shortcuts using core features, creating your own reusable code base, using test driven development, and many more topics that will give you a lot of experience in a moderate amount of time.

The second edition fixes all errata found in the first edition and also features new recipes on the client side, HTTP caching, and using Composer with Yii.

The chapters of the book are generally independent and since this book’s goal is to enhance a practical approach to Yii development, you can start reading from the chapter you need most, be it Ajax and jQuery, Database, Active Record, and Model Tricks, or Extending Yii.

"Yii Application Development Cookbook" will help you to learn more about the Yii framework and application development practices in general, showing shortcuts and dangerous things you shouldn’t do.

With all the recipes grouped in 13 chapters, you will write your applications more efficiently using shortcuts and using Yii core functionality in a good way. The most interesting topics are; Yii application deployment, a guide to writing your own extensions, advanced error handling, debugging and logging, application security, performance tuning, and much more.

"Yii Application Development Cookbook" will help you to learn more about the Yii framework and application development practices in general. You will write your applications more efficiently using shortcuts and using Yii core functionality in a good way.

Features
  • Learn how to use Yii even more efficiently
  • Full of practically useful solutions and concepts you can use in your application
  • Both important Yii concept descriptions and practical recipes are inside
Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781782163107
Date Of Publication 24 Apr 2013

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.