“Learning the Yii Framework” Series Updated

October 5, 2010 — 4 Comments
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Over the past two days I updated all eight posts in my “Learning the Yii Framework” series. The series was originally begun in June of 2009, starting with version 1.0.6 of Yii. A fair amount has changed since then, particularly the switch from using the command-line tool to using the Web-based Gii to generate code. So I reviewed all of the writing and code to make sure it was up-to-date with what users will see when developing with Yii today (current version: 1.1.4). The introduction of Gii was the largest change, although a while back Yii also switched from a “list” Controller method with a “list” View file to “index” and “index”; also “show” became “view”. And the Zii extension of widgets are now used extensively (um…pun).

Considering the popularity of this series, I’m not thinking of self-publishing a complete Yii guide (depending upon how I feel after self-publishing a JavaScript book).

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4 responses to “Learning the Yii Framework” Series Updated

  1. Great…. I was waiting for this! Thanks.

  2. Hi, Larry.
    I’m not fluent in English, but with books you learned PHP.
    I am impatiently waiting for your education.
    You really are a wonderful teacher.
    Good luck.

  3. HI Larry

    Have just started looking at Yii for a Aviation Heritage application I look after for some old ex WWII aviators and their young (90 ish) mates and your tutorials are the best I have found to date, they all make you feel like you are actually learning something. I have already bought both available yii books but would be more than happy to purchase yours if you decide to knock one out. Not sure how you fit in looking after the kids and keeping all your projects up to date :) Happy New Year

    • Hello John. Thanks for the nice words and good luck with your projects! Thanks, too, for the interest in a Yii book from me. I’ll see what I can do. As for how I fit all this in, largely it’s a matter of giving up sleep and hobbies!

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