Composer 1.0.0-beta1

Jordi Boggiano released first Composer beta. Yes, we've used enldess alphas before! That means more stability and some new features. My favorites are the following.

composer show now displays installed packages only, not all the packages available. By adding --tree we can get a nice installed packages tree. With composer why we can learn about why certain package was installed. And with composer why-not it's possible to get an idea why certain package wasn't installed in certain version.

Sandstorm. Build Yii 2 migrations phpMyAdmin style

Sandstorm is a desktop application that runs on NodeWebkit with ReactJS. Using it you can:

  • Create table structure in visual phpMyAdmin style
  • Generate migrations for Yii2
  • Run commands (migrate/up, gii/model, gii/crud) in project directory


Indonesian Yii 2.0 book

Hafid Mukhlasin released a book about Yii 2.0 in Bahasa Indonesia. The book is self-published almost 500 pages writing covering both basic and not so basic topics such as testing and deployment. It's going to be distributed as hardcover book and is going to cost $10 — $15.

Preorder and sample PDF are available.

Yii 2 Command Bus component

Yii2 tactician is wrapper component for the phpleague tactician which can be used to present application business logic as a number of independent parts communicating using context independent commands. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

Remote Admin with LUYA

LUYA CMS got nice remote admin app that's able to gather info from all your CMS instances on various servers so you're able:

  • To see all outdated websites.
  • To collect info about the Websites themselves and make sure they are configured well.
  • To see how many administrators are active.
  • To have a list of direct website links.

It works out of the box with all Yii2 based LUYA Websites where admin module is enabled.


Yii 2 ListView Example: Customizing Pagination

Another post at CodeViola. This time the focus is customizing pagination widget.

Yii 2.0.7 is released

Yii team released version 2.0.7 of the framework which contains over 100 minor new features and bug fixes as well as numerous improvements to documentation and guide translations.

Big summary of improvements is in the official announcement.

Yii 2 ListView Example

This post at CodeViola focuses on explaining ListView component of Yii 2.0 from A to Z.

How To Use Yii 2 Error Handler

The post at CodeViola is a set of useful things you can do with Yii 2.0 error handler: enabling, disabling, customizing views, writing our own.

Writing SOLID Code

Post by Qiang Xue, creator of Yii, is a good introduction to SOLID programming principles.