Yii 2.0 is the fastest ORM in PHP ORM Benchmark

Carsten added Yii 1.1 and 2.0 to "PHP ORM Benchmark". Results are expected but it's still very nice to see it. Yii 2.0 Active Record is the fastest native PHP ORM.

Yii2 PHP 7 Performance

Yii community member stress-tested Yii 2.0 on PHP 5.6.4 and PHP 7.0.0 and got 2x performance!

PHP 7 released, Yii 2.0 is ready

Yii 2.0 is compatible with PHP 7 and should run on it without any issues. Yii 1.1 has some issues which will be fixed in 1.1.17.

How to Program With Yii2: Google Authentication

Another article by Jeff Reifman. This time he's covering authentication using Google.

Programming With Yii2: Using the Advanced Application Template

Jeff Reifman is back with new "Programming With Yii2" series article. This time the focus is advanced project template overview.

Update on Yii 1.1 support and end of life

Yii team announced their policy about Yii 1.1 support and end of life. In short:

Yii 1.1 will receive critical bugfixes and PHP 7 compatibility fixes till the end of 2016. After that we will only respond to and fix security issues if any will be found until at least the end of 2018. Even after security support has ended, all the code and documentation will be still available.

New yiiframework.com OpenSourced

New yiiframework.com that was in the making is now OpenSourced. There are already valuable proposals and there will be more. Let's make better website together!

New member joining Yii team

Good news Yii-ers!

Yii core team got new member. His name is Dmitry Naumenko and his GitHub ID is SilverFire. Dmitry is from Kiev, Ukraine. Despite not being long time contributor he displayed very good sense of the framework, thorough approach to development and issue discussion and great technical skills. His joining the team will help push Yii forward.

Yay!

The Yii Book (2nd Edition) update

Larry Ullman posted an update about his Yii 2.0 book progress. Update brings us 307 pages, with four more revised chapters, bringing the total to 12.

The book itself is available as it is written so you can buy it and start reading getting updates as these are available.

Mastering Yii 2 [Video]

PACKT publishing released another learning material for Yii 2.0. This time it's 2 hours and 17 minutes video by Vitalii Tron.