The SitePoint PHP blog has a new post today from Matthew Beaumont with severn reasons to choose Yii2 as your framework for your next project. The Yii framework is a full-stack framework option and has been around for a long time. It recently reinvented itself with version 2 and has improved a lot of the original functionality.
Late last year, SitePoint published an article highlighting the top PHP frameworks. Tied for the number four spot was the Yii (pronounced Yee) Framework. At that time the latest version of the framework available was 1.1.14. Recently, Yii 2.0 was made available, so you can begin to use it in production. While we did cover it recently when it was still in RC status, it just reached full release status, and we feel like it's time to revisit the topic with some reasons for choosing it over alternatives.
He includes brief descriptions with each of his seven points (some with links to other information too):
- Easy to Install
- Utilizes Modern Technologies
- Highly Extensible
- Encourages Testing
- Simplifies Security
- Shorten Development Time
- Easy to Tune for Better Performance
Some of the items in the list include code snippets showing how they're implemented as well. Be sure to give it a look if you're trying to decide on your next framework or toolset.