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Yii PHP Framework

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 by Servage

Many frameworks have emerged during the past years. One of the coolest is Ruby on Rails, which many have tried to port to the PHP language, using the same principles of a Model, View, Controller paradigm combined with easy development to build great web apps quickly.

While we have already presented some of the big players in the area, like CakePHP, Symfony and CodeIgniter, the Yii framework has been a little under the radar. However, it deservers a closer look, as it is widely recognized as one of the best PHP frameworks available today.

The main characteristics of Yii, which makes is highly appreciated by developers:


Yii only loads the features that you need. It has powerful caching support. It is explicitly designed to work efficiently with AJAX.


Security comes as standard with Yii. It includes input validation, output filtering, SQL injection and Cross-site scripting prevention.


Yii helps you develop clean and reusable code. It follows the MVC pattern, ensuring a clear separation of logic and presentation.

Check out this more in-depth analysis and comparison of available PHP frameworks.

Yii PHP Framework, 4.3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings
Categories: Software & Webapps


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