Experience using Yii framework for actual PHP project

I’ve been using Code Igniter for my PHP projects, when I start them from the beginning. It is very nice framework, saves me a lot of work and let me have low level access if I need to do something special.

Code Igniter is also faster then similar frameworks by order of magnitude. I came across Yii framework which claims to be even faster and easier and prettier and whatever.

I never heard of it and I was wondering if someone used it in some real life project and have practical experience that he is willing to share.

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15 Responses to Experience using Yii framework for actual PHP project

  1. BliTzk says:

    I am using CI for past one year and feel very easy to work with it..i tried using YII some parts are excellent like the CRUD etc but i personally feel that Yii has a steep learning curve as compared to CI. that was the only reason i prefer CI over YII

  2. Bob Fanger says:

    Yii Framework and the phpmark tool that is used for the benchmarks is written by the same author (qiang.xue)
    Therefore the performance stats are (probably) tuned to the strengths of yii.

    I have no personal experience with yii, sorry.

  3. Terrahawk says:

    Zend or Yii – thats the Question of the Day. Zend is pretty and Yii is pretty.. AIDS or Plague :) => http://php-frameworks.net/frameworks/

    I think i will use Yii .. sry my english is horrible ^^

  4. cdjaco says:

    Here is another comparison of Yii versus CodeIgniter, with an additional comparison against Kohana to boot.

  5. Pokamy says:

    A new CMS system based on Yii 1.1.2 has just been released. This looks to be the first Yii CMS with complete design and fully functional. Worth to check out.

  6. Niran says:

    Yii Framework and the phpmark tool that is used for the benchmarks is written by the same author (qiang.xue)
    Therefore the performance stats are (probably) tuned to the strengths of yii.

    I have no personal experience with yii, sorry.

  7. Scott Deagan says:

    Here is another comparison of Yii versus CodeIgniter, with an additional comparison against Kohana to boot.

  8. Scott Deagan says:

    Zend or Yii – thats the Question of the Day. Zend is pretty and Yii is pretty.. AIDS or Plague :) => http://php-frameworks.net/frameworks/

    I think i will use Yii .. sry my english is horrible ^^

  9. JKS says:

    I have finished 3 projects using YII successfully. From my experience

    1. YII Framework is mature, well documented and actively developed
    2. Very large community
    3. Easy to extend and we can use third party libraries
    4. Flexible Convention over configuration and many more features

    Some of major projects developed in YII

    http://www.stay.com
    http://www.piclyf.com
    http://www.chive-project.com

    Books

    http://www.yiiframework.com/news/50/yii-1-1-application-development-cookbook-released/
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/1847199585?tag=gii20f-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1847199585&adid=0BHF2HS6FNS82M85KJQT

    Client Side Component EXT JS for YII

    http://www.ext4yii.com/

  10. dckur says:

    Yii Amazing framework, the community really grew, now you have a lot of tutorial and info, make it really fun and easy to develop , and getting an answer really fast…

    In Yii you have even radio podcast http://yiiradiio.mehesz.net

    The community really active, and it is a beautiful thing to see, for example Kohana is a great framework but his community dead…

    I think if to choose framework, in first place you should checkout Yii, then ZF and then Symfony

    I decided to stick with Yii, just love it!

    ZF job opportunities amazing… but man… with Yii the development twice faster, so I think ZF might lose his popularity to Yii and Symfony2 , they so much better… and you can use ZF like library…

  11. Cal Jacobson says:

    Here is another comparison of Yii versus CodeIgniter, with an additional comparison against Kohana to boot.

  12. Bob Fanger says:

    Yii Framework and the phpmark tool that is used for the benchmarks is written by the same author (qiang.xue)
    Therefore the performance stats are probably tuned to the strengths of yii.

    I have no personal experience with yii, sorry.

  13. Ivo says:

    Zend or Yii – thats the Question of the Day. Zend is pretty and Yii is pretty.. AIDS or Plague :) => http://php-frameworks.net/frameworks/

    I think i will use Yii .. sry my english is horrible ^^

  14. JKS says:

    Zend or Yii – thats the Question of the Day. Zend is pretty and Yii is pretty.. AIDS or Plague :) => http://php-frameworks.net/frameworks/

    I think i will use Yii .. sry my english is horrible ^^

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