PHP frameworks are becoming the norm in PHP development, and Yii is emerging as one of the top frameworks to use. The Yii PHP framework provides an application skeleton into which a developer can “drop” their code, providing huge efficiency benefits over standard “long-hand” PHP development. This video course will help you to learn Yii quickly and in more depth for use in coding the Yii framework.
Beginning Yii will get you up and running with the Yii framework in no time, with everything from an introduction to frameworks and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) to building a fully-functional application in an iterative development approach.
After a brief, general introduction to the Yii framework and outlining the software development approach taken throughout the course, the sections of this course break down in the same way as software development iterations are done in real-world projects.
Starting with the basics of installing and configuring Yii, you will learn how to use the Yii application generator to build your first fully working application with just one command. You will then move on to a step-by-step progression to tailoring this to your requirements by including database access methods and manipulating queries as well as using sub-forms and third-party plugins. This course also covers how to use the fully integrated auto-testing tools such as PHPUnit and Selenium, uploading and crunching images, using themes, user security and authentication, debugging and logging, and finally how to configure your application for deployment.
By the end of Beginning Yii, you will be fully conversant with the Yii framework, and you will be able to confidently build applications.