The Yii Book

Release Notes

Each update has its own release notes, like you'd see with software, letting you know what's new and what has changed.


1.6 (August 28, 2016)

  • Updated Chapters 13 and 14 for Yii 2
  • Took all new images
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 365 pages total as a PDF

1.5 (November 2, 2015)

  • Updated Chapters 8 through 12 for Yii 2
  • Took almost all new images
  • Added a section on maintaining uploaded file with incomplete form submissions (Chapter 8)
  • Added a section on tabular input (Chapter 8)
  • Added a section on Bootstrap widgets (Chapter 12)
  • Added a section on using widgets with ActiveForm (Chapter 12)
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 307 pages total as a PDF

1.3 (June 2, 2015)

  • Updated the Introduction through Chapter 8 for Yii 2
  • Took almost all new images
  • Created a tip type: "new" (for new in Yii 2)
  • Explained how to install Yii via Composer (Chapter 2)
  • Added an introduction to the Yii 2 debugger (Chapter 3)
  • Added a section on configuring the web server (Chapter 4)
  • Added a section on using Gii for regenerating files (Chapter 4)
  • Moved coverage of behaviors into Chapter 5
  • Used new behaviors in the CMS example (Chapter 5)
  • More talk about events earlier in the book (Chapter 5)
  • Added an explanation of the Object class and properties (Chapter 5)
  • Added a section on requests and responses (Chapter 7)
  • Introduced the remember() and previous() methods for URLs (Chapter 7)
  • Explained dirty attributes (Chapter 8)
  • Added a discussion of batch querying (Chapter 8)
  • Lots of edits to be more succinct and consistent
  • PDF now recognizes the book's parts
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 196 pages total as a PDF

1.0 (December 22, 2014)

  • Added Chapter 22, "Creating a CMS"
  • Added Chapter 23, "Making an E-commerce Site"
  • Added Chapter 24, "Shipping Your Project"
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 649 pages total as a PDF
  • The first edition is done! (Finally!)

0.9 (July 26, 2014)

  • Added Chapter 20, "Working with Third-Party Libraries"
  • Added Chapter 21, "Testing Your Application"
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 575 pages total as a PDF

0.8 (January 31, 2014)

  • Added Chapter 19, "Extending Yii"
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 514 pages total as a PDF

0.75 (August 15, 2013)

  • Added Chapter 17, "Improving Performance," and Chapter 18, "Advanced Database Issues"
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 457 pages total as a PDF

0.71 (July 1, 2013)

  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • Fixed an issue with the ePub version
  • 406 pages total as a PDF

0.7 (June 20, 2013)

  • Added Chapter 15, "Internationalization," and Chapter 16, "Leaving the Browser" (approximately 42 pages)
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 406 pages total as a PDF

0.61 (April 2, 2013)

  • Fixed two irksome errors
  • 360 pages total as a PDF

0.60 (April 1, 2013)

  • Added Chapter 13, "Using Extensions," and Chapter 14, "JavaScript and jQuery" (approximately 47 pages)
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 360 pages total as a PDF

0.5 (March 2, 2013)

  • Added Chapter 11, "User Authentication and Authorization," and Chapter 12, "Working with Widgets" (approximately 77 pages)
  • I made a slight alteration to the "page" table. Specifically, I swapped the order of the two date columns and changed the "date_entered TIMESTAMP NOT NULL" column to "date_published DATE NULL".
  • Changed the section on "Securing Passwords" in Chapter 9, "Working with Forms" to use a different password hashing mechanism
  • Edited the entire book to this point to enhance clarity, re-test code, and improve usability
  • Re-captured all the screenshots to be less blurry (hopefully)
  • Re-sized some of the images for improved layout
  • Added a few additional images for better demonstrations
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases
  • 313 pages total as a PDF

0.41 (January 31, 2013)

  • Fixed a problem with the ePub version of the previous release.
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases.
  • 236 pages total as a PDF.

0.4 (January 22, 2013)

  • Added Chapter 8, "Working with Databases," Chapter 9, "Working with Forms," and Chapter 10, "Maintaining State" (approximately 72 pages).
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases.
  • 235 pages total as a PDF.

0.3 (December 23, 2012)

  • Added Chapter 6, "Working with Views," and Chapter 7, "Working with Controllers," (approximately 55 pages).
  • Fixed all the errors found in previous releases.
  • Changed the font used for the PDF.
  • Changed the header formatting (smaller font, etc.)
  • 163 pages total as a PDF.

0.25 (November 27, 2012)

  • Added Chapter 5, "Working with Models," (approximately 34 pages).
  • Fixed all the errors found in release 0.2.
  • Increased the font size and the margins for the PDF.
  • The ePub version now works in iBooks 3 and Adobe Digital Editions (Windows).
  • 115 pages total as a PDF.

0.2 Initial Release (October 30, 2012)

  • Included the Introduction and all of Part 1 (chapters 1 through 4).
  • 69 pages total as a PDF.