Scaffolding in Yii: thoughts about Gii

Those who have ever tried using Yii Framework probably heard about auto code generator - Gii. Clients may sometimes offer using it on an early stage for building prototype referring to the fact that somewhere they heard that it greatly simplifies the development process and saves time. I’m not follower of this approach and would like to share with you it’s major drawbacks. At least you would know typical nuances and can better examine your choice.

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I think code generation in Yii2.0 will be a bit more flexible than Gii, but seriously - you are a team of devs, if you want this, build it! You can achieve probably all of this just by modifying Gii’s templates anyway.