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Yii2 Application Development Cookbook. - Third Edition

By : Andrew Bogdanov, Dmitry Eliseev
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Yii2 Application Development Cookbook. - Third Edition

By: Andrew Bogdanov, Dmitry Eliseev

Overview of this book

Yii is a free, open source web application development framework written in PHP5 that promotes clean DRY design and encourages rapid development. It works to streamline your application development time and helps to ensure an extremely efficient, extensible, and maintainable end product. Being extremely performance optimized, Yii is a perfect choice for any size project. However, it has been built with sophisticated, enterprise applications in mind. You have full control over the configuration from head-to-toe (presentation-to-persistence) to conform to your enterprise development guidelines. It comes packaged with tools to help test and debug your application, and has clear and comprehensive documentation. This book is a collection of Yii2 recipes. Each recipe is represented as a full and independent item, which showcases solutions from real web-applications. So you can easily reproduce them in your environment and learn Yii2 fast and without tears. All recipes are explained with step-by-step code examples and clear screenshots. Yii2 is like a suit that looks great off the rack, but is also very easy to tailor to fit your needs. Virtually every component of the framework is extensible. This book will show how to use official extensions, extend any component, or write a new one. This book will help you create modern web applications quickly, and make sure they perform well using examples and business logic from real life. You will deal with the Yii command line, migrations, and assets. You will learn about role-based access, security, and deployment. We’ll show you how to easily get started, configure your environment, and be ready to write web applications efficiently and quickly.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Yii2 Application Development Cookbook Third Edition
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Making extensions distribution-ready

In this chapter, you learned how to create various types of Yii extensions. Now we'll talk about how to share your results with people and why it's important.

Getting ready

Let's form a checklist for a good extension first. A good programming product should follow these points:

  • Good coding style

  • People should be able to find it

  • A consistent, easy to read, and easy to use API

  • Good documentation

  • Extension should apply to the most common use cases

  • Should be maintained

  • Well-tested code, ideally with unit tests

  • You need to provide support for it

Of course, having all these requires a lot of work, but these are necessary to create a good product.

How to do it…

  1. Every modern PHP product must follow the PSR4 standards of autoloading and the PSR1 and PSR2 standards of the coding style from the guide.

  2. Let's review our list in more detail, starting with the API. The API should be consistent, easy to read, and easy to use. Consistent means that the overall...