Three posts about how Yii development goes from Alexander Makarov from core team:
An aricle on how to run background jobs periodically via cron and Yii console controllers.
A not backwards compatible version 2.1.0 was releaseed. It adds support for scalar global variables, unifies
url() syntax to match
Url::to() and makes package more flexible by using DI container to instantiating extensions.
The article compares basic application template and advanced application template. There are some tips and a good feature chart at the end.
New version provides wide functionality for code completion in Yii arrays. The main improvement is about supporting
Object::__construct(). Those methods are widely used in the framework so there are many places where code completion will work much better in these cases:
yii\base\Objector its descendants constructor
WidgetClassis a descendant of
$field->widget()method call on
yii\widgets\ActiveFieldand its descendants
New developer has joined the project so we expect the plugin to develop faster making Yii framework even better.
angular-yii2-model has been released. It is a simple and lightweight AngularJS 1.x service designed to consume Yii 2.0 RESTful API framework and its built-in HATEOAS.
A new PhpStorm Public Preview version was released. It's not a final version so it could be unstable but it definitely worth trying since there are some features which directly affect working with Yii:
Yii 2 series at tuts+ continues with an summary article about ActiveRecord.