Yii is a framework for PHP, which has high performance. It is component-based and allows us to develop large-scale applications quickly. It allows maximum reusability in web programming and speeds up the software development process. The name Yii is easy, efficient, and extensible. Yii is a totally Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) based framework. Recently, many web developers who previously used the PHP CodeIgniter framework have switched to Yii because the company that created CodeIgniter, called EllisLab, has announced that it will no longer provide technical support to CodeIgniter and that it is looking for another company to take charge of the development of the framework. This has caused CodeIgniter to lag far behind other PHP frameworks, among which the Yii framework stands out.
Yii is one of the most popular frameworks and has a long history, which allows for a large community of developers. This facilitates the fact that when you have to develop with Yii, there is a lot of documentation and a lot of people to ask and share.
This framework works on PHP and allows with its great power some of the following features:
A well-structured project where many developers can work/contribute at the same time. In other words, the fact of working with Yii means that once a person has learned Yii, they can then work on a new project in a simple way, since they perfectly know the structure and where to find each functionality. Even and for the same reason, it allows a developer to help in a project that is already in development.
An order in the project. It is essential since each developer could work in one way, and when using a framework, they all follow the same order.
For all these reasons, it is important to consider what is best before developing a project. In the case of opting for a framework like Yii, you need to surround yourself with a team of professionals in order to carry out the project. It is essential to work with a Yii developer or development agency in order to develop a more ambitious website or web application. Hyperlink InfoSystem is one of the leading Yii developers in Canada.
In summary, a CMS will be used when it is a more or less simple website, or it can be covered quickly by the functionalities they have. For example, a website or an online store to use. And the Yii framework will be used when development is more complex, or a more powerful and scalable website is needed.
Yii is a generic Web programming framework that can be used for all types of Web applications. Because it is light to run and equipped with sophisticated caching solutions, it is suitable for developing high traffic applications such as portals, forums, content management systems (CMS), e-commerce systems, etc.
Like most PHP frameworks, Yii is an MVC (model-view-controller) framework. Yii stands out from other PHP frameworks in its efficiency, its large number of features, and its clear documentation. Yii has been carefully designed from the ground up for Web application development. It is neither a by-product of a project nor a conglomerate of third-party work. It is the result of the vast experience of the authors in Web application development and of the research and reflection of the most popular Web programming frameworks and applications.
Simplicity is omnipresent in Yii: Whether in its structure with the principle of singularity of components (reduction of the functional perimeter of a component), in the code which is an exemplary readability or even in the display of views which does not require a template engine on you and relies on PHP's ability to extend HTML display.
If giving a subjective definition of the elegance of the code is not easy. The notion of elegance can be compared to a combination of simplicity, modularity and performance.
And in this context, Yii, by its simplicity, the modularity of its architecture and by the performances it offers can without too much difficulty be considered as an elegant framework.
If we consider the memory size of the Framework or the loading time, Yii appears to be a frugal Framework compared to its main competitors. This is not a surprise if we consider that it is one of the objectives of the project which made several structure choices in this direction (Singularity of components, dynamic instantiation).
Often ignored, the quality of the documentation is of particular importance in the case of a web framework. The documentation foe Yii is excellently compiled to ensure easy understanding.