php 5.3 for yii development

Can I use php 5.3 for development of my website in yii framework?

Yes. It will work faster and you’ll be able to use anonymous functions for callbacks.

I have been using Yii with PHP 5.3.3 on IIS without any problem.

Just wanted to check as someone had told me that php 5.3 is not supported in yii right now and I will have to use only php 5.0

That’s outright ridiculous. I’m using Yii with PHP v5.3.3 and v5.3.5 + suhosin-patch on Apache and Lighttpd without any problems.

The requirements for the framework even state 5.2+. You might want to slap that someone around with a wet fish!