If you are a PHP developer, either with or without previous framework experience, and you have an interest to learn Yii and to rapidly develop modern, sophisticated web applications, then this course is for you. No prior knowledge of Yii is expected.
About This Book
Develop sophisticated Web 2.0 apps using PHP and Yii
Ideal for PHP developers new to Yii and framework-based development
Build powerful, reliable, and scalable apps fast
Clear and concise video tutorials from an experienced Yii developer
Table of Contents
GETTING STARTED WITH YII
STARTING DEVELOPMENT (USING OUR IDE)
THE PHOTO APPLICATION
THEMES, LAYOUT AND USER ACCESS
DEBUGGING, LOGGING AND ERROR HANDLING IN YII
CUSTOMIZING OUR ALBUM INTERFACE
What You Will Learn
Understand the basics of OOP, MVCs, and how to install and set up Yii
Generate the Yii application from your database model
Query databases using the Yii ActiveRecord class
Setup, install, and use automated testing tools such as PHPUnit and the Selenium web server
Search and install third-party extensions
Upload and manipulate images within Yii
Enhance user experience by using themes and layouts in Yii
Implement user authentication and customize default classes to suit your application
Carry out debugging, logging, and error handling in Yii
Yii is a fast, secure, and professional web development framework that makes PHP ideal for Web 2.0 applications. The Beginning Yii video course shows you how to rapidly develop sophisticated and reliable web apps using PHP and Yii.
Using screencast demonstrations and clear explanations, this friendly video course will show you how to:
Install and configure Yii on your existing web stack
Create working prototypes in a single command using Yii application generators
Develop applications that follow the popular Model-View-Controller methodology
Manipulate data from various sources with the ActiveRecord class
Find and use powerful third party extensions, quickly adding functionality to your apps
Improve your site's look and feel with themes and layouts
Test and debug your application with PHPUnit and Selenium
Build solid error handlers
Serve custom images from your Yii code
Deploy your application to a live server environment
Throughout the videos Chris Backhouse shares his practical experiences as a Yii developer in a clear, friendly manner. If you've never used Yii before you'll be amazed how quickly it enables you to build powerful and reliable applications.
You've heard about the benefits of web frameworks for web application developers. Now watch Beginning Yii and experience these benefits for yourself.
Style and Approach
Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.
Beginning Yii is a step-by-step tutorial for developing web applications using Yii. This video course follows the iterative approach to software development while developing a photo gallery website.
Chris Backhouse is an independent web developer with 30 years of experience in Software Development. Over the past 3 years, he has specialized in optimising businesses by building customized web applications based on LAMP technologies and PHP frameworks such as Yii. He has been using web platforms for more than 10 years.
Previously, Chris provided independent consultancy to international businesses around Europe. His particular expertise lay in the management of introducing advanced technologies into the system development work place and the creation and maintenance of the processes involved. Companies such as Cisco Inc, Hyder plc, and Microsoft UK have benefited in these areas.
Chris previously worked in Senior IT Management, managing a variety of Software Development projects from 5 man teams to 25 man teams and multi-million pound projects. Also, he has experience with every aspect of the development life cycle, including Risk Analysis and Management, Statement of Requirements, Cost Analysis, and Resourcing and Scheduling.
At all times, Chris has maintained an interest in evolving technologies, from relational databases in the early 1980?s through to Object-oriented software design and development in the 1990?s. Chris now builds web-based, enterprise-wide systems for the web connected world.
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