Yii Application Development Cookbook

Yii Application Development Cookbook
Yii Application Development Cookbook is published by in April 2013. This book has 408 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1782163107.

This book is the perfect way to add the capabilities of Yii to your PHP5 development skills. Dealing with practical solutions through real-life recipes and screenshots, it enables you to write applications more efficiently.

Overview

  • 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.

In Detail

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.

“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.

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.

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..

What you will learn from this book

  • 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.

Approach

This book is a collection of Yii recipes with chapters generally independent of each other. It is full of practically useful solutions and concepts explained with code and relevant screenshots and diagrams.

Who this book is written for

This book is for developers with good PHP5 knowledge who have tried to develop applications using Yii. An object-oriented approach and MVC knowledge will be a great advantage as Yii uses these extensively.

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