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.
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]
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.