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A high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications
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What is Yii?

Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
Yii is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Yii is an open source tool with 4.9K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Yii's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Yii?

279 companies reportedly use Yii in their tech stacks, including PokerTube, Utrip, and FreshMail.

229 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Yii.

Yii Integrations

PHPStan, Deployer, PHP, PHPMailer, and CodeLobster IDE are some of the popular tools that integrate with Yii. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Yii.

Why developers like Yii?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Yii
Yii Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Yii in their tech stack.

Buzz Zhang
Buzz Zhang

Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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Y. Taborda
Y. Taborda
Full Stack Developer | 1 upvotes 80K views

I'm about to start a new project to build a REST API, and I got to this point: Yii2 Vs Lumen Vs Slim, I used Yii 1.1 a while a go and it was awesome, really easy to work with, as a developer you don't have to worry about almost anything, just setup the framework, get your php extensions, and start coding your app.

But, I was told about performance and someone recomended Lumen or Slim to work with a micro framework and a less bloated framework, what worries me is the lack of advantages that Yii2 offers, ACF and RBAC as a native tool on the framework, gii, the model validations and all the security props already in it.

Is it worth it? Is the performance so great on those frameworks to leave aside the advantages of a framework like Yii2?

How do you suggest to make the test to prove wich one is better?

PHP Lumen Yii Slim

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Yii Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Yii?
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP..
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
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Yii's Followers
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