Yii and yiic ?


I am new to yii. In some tutorial i come to know about yiic. But can we use this framework without yiic. (By typing the code manually like core php). I am totally confused. Please help me. Thanks. :)

yiic is a command line utility that can generate the skeleton of the new webapp with some basic working initial code… but a new webapp you can code all manually if that is what you are asking…

but yiic is much more than that… it can be used to make custom command line commands… - http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/guide/1.1/en/topics.console