Yii Application Development Cookbook is a recipe book about
Yii framework, a very flexible
and high-performance application development framework written in PHP.
The book is divided into 13 independent chapters full of recipes that will show
you how to use Yii efficiently. You will learn about hidden framework gems,
using core features, creating your own reusable code base, using test-driven
development, and many more topics that will bring your knowledge to a new level!
Make internal Yii features, such as events and collections, useful
Get the maximum out of your Controller and Views and make them reusable
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
This book is a collection of Yii recipes with chapters independent
of each other. It is full of practical useful solutions and concepts
explained with code and the required illustrations.
Who this book is written for
If you are a developer with a good knowledge of PHP5, are familiar with the
basics of Yii, checked its definitive guide and have tried to develop applications
using Yii, then this book is for you. Knowledge of the object oriented approach
and MVC pattern will be a great advantage as Yii uses these extensively.
About the author
Alexander Makarov is an experienced web developer and a passionate member of
Yii framework core team.
He likes OpenSource, languages, UX, movies and travelling.