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Introduction to Yii

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Yii is the new kid on the block in the world of PHP but is based on a strong legacy of proven technologies and as such presents a very strong, flexible and extensible framework on which to build large-scale web applications. Yii has been built with the developer in mind and takes care of many of the key features that are required in todays web applications including ‘MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, jQuery-based AJAX support, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, input validation, widgets, events, theming, Web services, and so on’ (taken from the Yii homepage http://www.yiiframework.com/). The built in command line interface allows rapid development of CRUD based operations and is already being referred to as Rails for PHP. Theming Yii installations is easy and this demonstration aims to introduce the basics of Yii and show how quickly a simple but fully functional web site can be built from a default installation.

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