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Yii news 2020, issue 2

This issue was hard to get done. Not because there's no content to write about, on contrary: Yii 3 is improving and the process is so enjoyable that it was hard to stop for a moment and write about it 😅

🔷 Yii 2

🔶 Yii 3

That's not complete list of changes since amount of pull requests was overwhelming!

📙 New and adjusted internal guidelines:

📙 New guide pages:

⚠️ Don't try it at home ;)

There are adventurous people who are developing first projects with Yii 3 and even deploying production instances. Even with all the harsh edges of pre-alpha, feedback is that the development process is mostly more enjoyable than Yii 2. That's a good sign.

📚 Reading recommendations

Here's some reading that resembles the spirit of Yii 3 well:

❤️ Thank you!

I'd like to thank all backers and contributors making Yii 3 possible. We are moving it forward together.

👍 Special thanks for Yii 3 code contributions goes to:

Published on February 22, 2020 by Alexander Makarov

Yii news 2020, issue 1

Hello everyone! This is a first update of the year and I hope you're starting the year as productively as we are. I've decided to name this year updates in the spirit of paper magazines. This way these will be a bit more distinguishable from each other and I won't spend time on thinking hard about title :)

Yii 1.1, Yii 2 and extensions

We've got some releases:

Yii 3

Additionally, Wilmer Arambula tried to port Yii 2 database abstraction layer. For now it just an experiemnt but in the future it may turn into something useful. We aren't going to use a single DBAL in Yii 3 allowing multiple choice and plan to start with Cycle ORM out of the box.

Funding

Since there's now extra funding via Tidelift, I've called to spending time on Yii instead commericial work. The experiment went fine with roxblnfk. Extra time allowed him to contribute to Cycle ORM integration, web package enhancements, configs concept (not yet merged), subfolder middlware and minor fixes.

Since it proved to work well, I plan to seek to major PHP companies for more funding. Ideally that would allow to form a small team dedicated to framework development. That would speed things up very significantly.

Thank you!

I'd like to thank all backers and contributors making Yii 3 possible. We are moving it forward together.

Special thanks for Yii 3 code contributions goes to:

Published on January 22, 2020 by Alexander Makarov

Yii: A year in review

It is the end of 2019 so let's review what was done in a year.

Funding

An OpenCollective fund was created and later expanded with Tidelift and GitHub. The fund allowed me to focus on Yii 3 while keeping Yii 1.1 and Yii 2.0 well maintained. That's a big success and I'd like to say thank you to all community members making it possible.

Processes

I've introduced "release Tuesdays", defined workflow for issue triaging, improved Yii 2 release tools. All that made it possible to release 15 Yii 2 versions, one Yii 1.1 version and numerous Yii 2 extensions while working on Yii 3.

Additionally, release cycle was clarified.

Yii 3

As seen from the updates, the progress so far is significant thanks to community members making great pull requests and doing reviews. It's a terrific job.

Of course, there's work to be done but the fact is that Yii 3 already could be used for projects. I'd not use it for commercial projects yet but hobby ones should be perfectly fine if you have time to adjust for future breaking changes and OK about the fact that there would be many.

So far we have a number of packages, part of the guide, demo application, great framework development tool and overall contribution workflow defined.

Next year we are going to tag some alpha releases, implement a few simple projects to check if framework usability is good enough, fix issues found along the way, provide an application template, complete the guide, polish packages further and implement things currently missing such as debug toolbar and Gii.

Thank you for supporting Yii and Happy New Year!

Published on December 31, 2019 by Alexander Makarov

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Monthly financial contribution to Yii Software (backer)

Darko Drljaca | 2/24/2020 | View Details 
+$1.00USD
Alexander Makarov | 2/24/2020 | View Details 
-$1,010.00USD

Monthly financial contribution to Yii Software (backer)

Gábor Hódos | 2/23/2020 | View Details 
+$1.00USD

Today’s balance

$3,320.22 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $29,193.26 USD

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Yiisoft primary goal is to develop and support Yii that is a fast, secure, and efficient PHP framework. Flexible yet pragmatic. Works right out of the box with reasonable defaults.