New Version Of The Book!

I posted this info as a reply to another topic but I think it is better to write a new one so that people could find it easier.

[size="2"][color="#1c2837"]I found out that you can already buy the new version of the book in a "RAW" version (and with a discount) directly from the publisher (packt). [/color][/size]

[color="#1C2837"][size="2"]The book title changed to: [/size][/color]Web Application Development with Yii and PHP

[color="#1C2837"][size="2"]Here is the link:[/size][/color]


It almost looked as if it was another book (other name, other cover picture), but if you inspect the index you can see it is the new revision of this book. I actually bought it because I could not stand the previous version (with all the non working code) and I can confirm it is the same book, and that this version is much better than the other.

Well, I think I don’t give too much away by telling that two of the current Yii core devs had participated in reviewing that book B)

Yes, this is correct. [color=#1C2837][size=2]A second edition of this Yii book has now been released. This new edition, which is titled [/size][/color]Web Application Development With Yii And PHP[color=#1C2837][size=2], brings this first edition up-to-date with version 1.1.12 of the Yii framework. In addition to a change in the book title, there are many other changes and additions that differentiate it from the first edition. And it is also correct that we had a much better team of technical editors for this edition, two of which, as you mentioned, are on the Yii team.[/size][/color]



[color=#1C2837][size=2]You can visit the book’s [/size][/color]site[color=#1C2837][size=2] for more details.[/size][/color]

Great Book Jeff ! I’ve read the first edition, it was a huge help…Just 4 months into my Yii experience…but enjoying it!

As a fellow Austinite, I would love to learn more about the Yii community here in Austin. Are there any groups?


Thank you for the kind words. I am very glad you enjoyed the book and it was helpful in getting you up and running with Yii.

And yes, there is an Austin Yii group. I started an Austin Yii meetup about 6 months ago. And it just so happens we are meeting tomorrow night (the fourth Wed of each month):

Please come out if you can. It would be great to meet you.


I’m just about 60 pages into the book, but it is very well written. I bought it last week to help get me up to speed on Yii quickly for a time-sensitive development project coming up soon.

My project is going to require some stuff like showing a small form in a lightbox (or similar) and the use of a WYSIWYG editor with image upload/insertion support. I know that functionality really depends on third party extensions, but it would be nice to see another chapter on "Advanced UI Elements" or something. As a "get started quickly by example" book (which was the intention) it is very well done.

Thanks Jeff !

I didn’t see this on Wednesday, but will look forward to the next group meeting!