Craft 3 is Back in Action

Craft, one of the most prominent Yii based CMSes, after long period of silence, released another dev. preview of Craft 3 which is based on Yii 2.0. Fresh package brings tons of bug fixes, a few new features, some code cleanup/refactoring, and most notable, all of the changes that came to Craft 2 in the past year.

How To Configure Search With Elasticsearch In Yii 2

A detailed tutorial on searchin data via Elasticsearch in Yii 2 was posted at Cloudways. It's the second one in a series following "How To Use Elasticsearch With Yii 2".

How To Use Elasticsearch With Yii 2

The article explains basics behind installing and configuring Elasticsearch to work with Yii 2.

Auth Client extension version 2.1.0 released

Official Auth Client extension got new major release. It's now using HTTP client extension which results in both more robustness in querying APIs and some degree of backwards incompatibility.

HTTP client extension version 2.0.1 released

Yii team released 2.0.1 version of HTTP client extension. The most signiifcant change is introduction of beforeSend and afterSend events for the HTTP request. You can get and idea by checking code sample in official announcement.

How to add a date range picker to filter for dates on a GridView for Yii 2

Antonio Ramirez writes about adding custom date range filter to GridView column. Other custom grid filtering may be applied the same way.

Identity map trait for ActiveRecord

An extension gives an ability to use identity map pattern for any ActiveRecord model. The idea is, once model is retrieved, to save its data to a map and, if it's retrieved second time (even using different method), reuse it insttead of querying database again.

JQuery UI extension version 2.0.6 released

Yii team released version 2.0.6 of JQuery UI extension which fixes event maps for yii\jui\Draggable, yii\jui\Droppable and yii\jui\Resizable.

StackOverflow launched documentation initiative

StackOverflow just launched beta of documentation initiative. Yii 2.0 is already there with some good info. Anyone registered may contribute.

How to Program With Yii 2: Uploading Files

Jeff Reifman's article published at tuts+ this time is about integrating file uploading extensions into the application. The FileInput Widget by Kartik Visweswaran and The 2Amigos BlueImp File Uploader are explained.