First of all I want to salute you all .
I just registered on the forum and I am a noob when it comes to web app development.
My thing is the following…I have a couple of ideas that I want to put in practice and I want to develop them using a framework + additional scripts/addons/etc…
Almost all of these projects would follow a client/server model, meaning that the "server" (main website) will communicate with a client ( code installed on different sites ) that will receive/send commands to/from the server.
Being a noob at this, I would like to ask you for some advices in choosing the right methods and tools
I have to mention that I haven’t used any sort of PHP framework before but this is not a problem for me.
I am willing and eager to learn and work as hard as possible
Being a student I have some time available so I will exclude the time factor from the problem.
whats a good approach to designing this server/client model using Yii
what other addons do you recommend, ( backbone.js, node.js, etc)
what database to choose from
what documentation to use for learning the framework
some good books?
some great advices to avoid problems ?
any useful thoughts