On dependencies

A draft of article about dependencies: which are good ones, which are bad ones. Why bad ones are bad. Why dependency container.

SOLID. A simple overview

A draft of simple overview of SOLID set of principles.

MVC mythbusted

A draft article exposing some myths about what MVC is and is tring to fix confusion about its relation to Yii.

MongoDB extension version 2.1.2 released

Version 2.1.2 of MongoDB extension was released which brings 5 enhancements and bug fixes. This release makes this extension to be fully compatible with Yii 2.0.10 supporting namespaced migrations and a yii\rbac\ManagerInterface::getChildRoles() implementation.

HTTP client extension version 2.0.2 released

Yii team released HTTP client extension version 2.0.2 which contains some important bugfixes. No known compatibility issues present so should be safe to update immediately.

New member joining Yii team

We are very glad to announce that we have a new member joining the core team. His name is Boudewijn Vahrmeijer. He's from Netherlands. If you follow Yii development at GitHub, most probably, you've seen him as @dynasource. He's an active contributor for a long time and participated in numerous bugfixes and enhancements. We believe his joining the team will improve Yii overall. Welcome!

Yii 2.0.10 is released

Yii 2.0.10 is out. This time there are tasty changes about URL handling, getting domain name from request, migrations and type casting in ActiveRecord. Additionally there are changes about testing in project templates made by Michael Bodnarchuk, author of Codeception.

Podium 0.2 released

Another version of Yii forum module was released.

  • Improved code (work in progress still).
  • More responsive layout.
  • Russian translation added.
  • Quill updated to 1.0.
  • Friends list added.
  • Install from zip file option added.

Redis Cache and Session for Yii2 build in phpredis extension

Alternative Redis Cache and Session Yii 2 components built on top of phpredis which are more performant than stock components:

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How To Add Google ReCaptcha In Yii 2

Ahmed Khan wrote a step by step guide on adding Google’s reCAPTCHA to Yii forms.