The Yii Book
by Larry Ullman

A clear, concise, and thorough guide to the Yii framework.

This book is nothing short of BRILLIANT!...Even on a skim read, I get so much more of the logic to Yii (I knew it was there somewhere). You've just laid out, what I need to know, in the right order, and not left huge bits out...Thank you Larry...this book is a delight to have.

- Giles

This is a rare opportunity, to be able to read a book while it's being written, to be able to contribute to it and to see it being molded as it goes. It's also very nice when it comes from such a great writer and on such a great tool. I'm enjoying the book as I enjoyed the previous articles.

- Andre

I have tried to learn Yii for two years so far, I bought books, I went through the Blog tutorial, but never got hooked. Thanks to this book I am understanding for the first time many of the things that were dark to me, it is very well written and explained. Thanks!

- Chakir

I wish I had this book when I started working with Yii a year ago. It would have kept me from developing some bad habits and making lots of mistakes. I really appreciate your thorough writing style - easy for me to understand.

- Charles

Buy "The Yii Book"

Use the options below to purchase "The Yii Book", written and self-published by Larry Ullman. The book is currently available only in English and in electronic formats: PDF, epub, and mobi. You may pay any price of $20 (USD) or higher, based upon how much you can afford and what you expect my work will be worth.

For that payment amount, you get:

  • The right to download the current edition in as many formats as you'd like and as many times as you'd like.
  • The right to download updates to the book—for free—until December 31, 2019. And, of course, as many times as you'd like in as many formats as you'd like.
  • No Digital Rights Management (DRM) imposition.

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The second edition of the book is incomplete!

The Yii 1 version of the book--the first edition--is done. The Yii 2 version of the book--the second edition--is two-thirds complete (405 pages). You can download both after you pay. I'm in the process of updating the entire book for Yii 2. I don't know how long that will take. If you'd rather wait until the entire book is done for Yii 2, then please come back later. Thanks!

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