I have recently started a blog mainly pertaining to my experiences with Yii. I would like to get this article out into the community. Article follows. Feel free to comment either here or directly on the blog.
Unlike in CakePHP, it is mandatory to use the shell tool (called yiic, similar to CakePHP’s “Bake” script) to start off your application as it creates the workspace architecture (The Yii package does not come with an application bare-bones, only framework code). Yiic generates .htaccess files with rules that forwards user requests to index.php where the application runs (cake does this too). When I checked my index.php file to see what was in it, I was amazed with the possibilities of what I saw [...]