Dec 19, 2019


Yii 1, Yii 2.0.31 and Yii 3 progress

Fresh news from Yii development team. Yii 2 got new release. Yii 3 development goes forward. Yii 1 is surprisingly compatible with PHP 7.4.

Nov 29, 2019


PHP 7.4

PHP 7.4 was released. Yii can benefit from new features:

  • Typed properties - would simplify checks overall and will make code stricter. Potentially we can adopt typed DTOs.
  • Limited return type covariance and argument type contravariance - would allow to seamlessly add types for PSR interfaces (may not be needed since PHP-FIG is planning to update interfaces).
  • Ability to throw __toString() exceptions - would simplify error handler and make widgets more reliable.

There's a poll about upping minimum required version for Yii 3.

Nov 28, 2019


A preconfigured application template: Yii 2 Basic Firestarter

This is a modified version of the basic template with some preconfigured features. I've created it to save time upon creating a new project.

You can find more in the readme.

Nov 26, 2019


Yii 2 Application Optimization

Vitaliy Shulyak from 2amigos about optimizing performance of Yii 2 applications.

Nov 20, 2019


Yii 2.0.30, extensions and Yii 3

Yii 2 releases, Yii 3 progress, plans and thoughts on funding.

Nov 5, 2019


Fresh Yii and extension manuals in various formats


  • Updated according to: 2.0.29
  • Debug => 2.1.11
  • Auth Client => 2.2.5
  • Redis => 2.0.11
  • MongoDB => 2.1.8
  • HTTP client => 2.0.12
  • Bootstrap 4 => 2.0.8
  • ApiDoc => 2.1.8

Nov 5, 2019


Extension releases and Yii 3

Another update by Yii team. This time it's Yii 2 extension releases and insights about what happens with Yii 3.

Oct 8, 2019


Yii 2.0.28, extensions and Yii 3 progress

Three extensions, framework release and a big pack of Yii 3 updates.

Oct 5, 2019



Hacktoberfest is a festival of OpenSource contribution that lasts for a month. To participate you need to register at the website and do four pull requests to OpenSource projects such as Yii before end of the month. First 50K participants are getting free t-shirts.

Oct 4, 2019


How to use Data Providers in PHPUnit

Useful post about PHPUnit data providers that is full of tips. Check comments as well.