Building Your Startup: Exporting iCal Files into Calendar Events

Building Your Startup series continues on tuts+. This time Jeff covers exporting data into iCal files which represent calendar events readable by various desktop and mobile apps. Yii-wise it's a tutorial of both using third-party libraries and attaching files to emails.

Building Your Startup With PHP: Simplifying Onramp With OAuth

The Meeting Planner series at tuts+ continues. This time it's about using third party services for user signups and signins. Official auth client widget is used.

Yii2 advanced grid extension

The extension various kinds columns for yii\grid\GridView widget such as inputs, diff, inline editing, toggles and more.

Examples are availalble at the demo page.

Building Your Startup With PHP: Email Commands

Jeff Reifman continues building Meeting Planner application using Yii 2.0 framework. This time the article is about generating and processing secure action-links in emails.

Swiftmailer extension version 2.0.6 released

Yii team released an update for Swiftmailer extension which provides better support for the message headers setup and message signature specification.

Building Your Startup: Delivering the Meeting Invitation

Jeff Reifman continues writing about the process of building a startup using Yii framework. This one covers emailing invitation to the participant, implementing the basic appearance of its content, and considering the construction of links for recipients so they can respond. So, basically speaking, the primary focus in composing and sending emails using Yii framework.

Imagine extension version 2.0.4 released

Yii team released minor version of Imagine extension.

The only change is that Image::thumbnail() could now automatically calculate thumbnail dimensions based on aspect ratio of original image if only width or only height is specified. Image::$thumbnailBackgroundColor and Image::$thumbnailBackgroundAlpha are introduced to be able to configure fill color of thumbnails.

Note that this is likely last 2.0.x version so make sure your composer.json is in order.

Twig extension version 2.0.5 released

Yii team released new version of Twig extension that provides integration with Twig template engine. It adds three enhancements which may come in handy.

Since it's likely last 2.0.x release of it, make sure your composer.json is in order.

Sphinx extension version 2.0.6 released

Yii team released new version of Sphinx search engine extension. This version both adds new features and fixes bugs.

The Yii Book (2nd Edition) version 1.6 posted

Larry Ullman released an update for his 2nd edition of the Yii Book. Book got two more revised chapters.