Yii2 Application Development Solutions–Volume 2
What you'll learn
- Implement your own Yii extension and make your extension reusable and useful for the Community
- Configure Yii to gain extra performance
- Learn best practices for developing an application that will run smoothly until you have very high loads
- Learn how to show everyone except the developer a maintenance message.
- Add an advanced configuration system to the yii2-app-basic application template
- Use the best technologies for testing, such as Codeception, PhpUnit, Atoum, and Behat.
- Write simple tests and avoid regression errors in your application.
- Review logging, analyze exception stack traces, and implement your own error handler.
- The sections in this video are independent and offer a practical approach to Yii development. All videos are explained with step-by-step code examples and real-world business logic.
Yii is an optimal, high-performance PHP framework for developing Web 2.0 applications. It provides fast, secure, and professional features to create robust projects; however, this rapid development requires the ability to organize common tasks collectively to build a complete application. Being extremely performance-optimized, Yii is the perfect choice for projects of any size. It comes packaged with tools to help test and debug your application and has clear and comprehensive documentation.
This video course is a collection of Yii2 videos. Each video is represented as a full and independent item, showcasing solutions from real web applications. So you can easily reproduce them in your environment and learn Yii2 rapidly and painlessly…
In this video, you will get started by configuring your Yii2 application. After that, we will focus on how to make our extension as efficient as possible. Then we will cover some best practices for developing an application that will run smoothly until you have very high loads. Moving ahead, we will provide various tips, which are especially useful in application deployment and when developing an application in a team. Later, we will introduce the best technologies for testing and we will see how to write simple tests and avoid regression errors in our application.
Finally, we conclude this course by discussing review logging, analyzing the exception stack trace, and implementing our own error handler.
About the Authors
Andrew Bogdanovis a seasoned web developer from Yekaterinburg, Russia with more than six years of experience in industrial development. Since 2010, he has been interested in the Yii and MVC frameworks. He has taken part in projects written in Yii, such as a work aggregator for a UK company, high-load projects, real-estate projects, and the development of private projects for the government.
He has worked on various CMS and frameworks using PHP and MySQL, including Yii, Kohana, Symphony, Joomla, WordPress, CakePHP, and so on. Also, he is adroit at integrating third-party APIs such as Payment gateways (PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). He is very good in slicing and frontend, so he can provide full information about the Yii framework.
He is also well-versed in PHP/MYSQL, Yii 1.x.x, Yii 2.x.x, Ajax, Jquery, MVC frameworks, Python, LAMP, HTML/CSS, Mercurial, Git, AngularJS, and adaptive markup.
In his free time, he likes to visit and talk with new people and discuss web development problems. He is currently working with professionals.
Dmitry Eliseev has been a web developer since 2008 and specializes in server-side programming on the PHP and PHP frameworks.
Dmitry is interested in developmental best practices, software architectures, object-oriented programming, and other approaches.
He is an author and a presenter of practical courses about the principles and best practices of object-oriented programming and the use of version control systems. Also, he is an author of webinars, the Yii2 Framework, and common developmental subjects. He practices teaching and counseling by development on frameworks and using the principles of software design and improvements in common code quality. This is his first book.
Alexander Makarov is an experienced engineer from Russia and has been a Yii framework core team member since 2010. Before joining the Yii core team, he participated in the growth of the CodeIgniter community in Russia. In 2009, he finished the Russian translation of the framework documentation and created the Russian community website. In 2012, he released the Russian version of the book along with Russian community members. In the same year, he was a technical reviewer for three more books:
- The Yii Book: Developing Web Applications Using the Yii PHP Framework, Larry Ullman
- Web Application Development with Yii and PHP, Jeff Winesett
- Yii Rapid Application Development Hotshot, Lauren O'Meara, and James Hamilton
In his free time, Alexander speaks at conferences, and enjoys movies, music, traveling, photography, and languages. He currently resides in Voronezh, Russia with his beloved wife and daughter.
Who this course is for:
- This video is targeted at developers with a good knowledge of the PHP 5 and MVC frameworks, and those who have tried to develop applications using the Yii 1.x.x version. If you have still not tried Yii2, then this video is definitely for you!
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