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Yii review by <span>Jonathan H.</span>
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A great framework both 1.x and 2.x

What do you like best?

Yii is a really powerful and fast framework that can help you push out large scale systems and applications at a very quick pace. One of the best things is the ability to mix multiple databases and display the information in which ever way you please. It has support for all the major databases and the number of extensions available is massive. If you need something the likelihood is that it already exists and if it doesn't it wont take you long to build.

What do you dislike?

Whilst the documentation for Yii 1.x are plentiful the documentation for Yii 2.x can be lacking in places. Yii 2.x is quite different from 1.x and therefore this can cause complication when trying to apply things from one framework to the next and migrating systems and applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is best to learn both Yii 1.x and 2.x. I would certianly recommend users to start with 1.x so that they can see the core principles of the framework. Once done then move onto Yii 2.x as this framework is vastly more powerful and lightweight compared to its predecessor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yii is very powerful and I have used this to build CRM systems for business as well as many custom modules that make these system more adapted that off the shelf solutions. Each new system required has been based on Yii and more recently Yii 2.x due to it's improved speed.

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Yii review by <span>Ignacio S.</span>
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Cool PHP framework

What do you like best?

Today is a heavy race between PHP frameworks out there, some ones are robust, another are faster. Today the leader is Laravel but that doesn't make the another frameworks less important or relevant.

Yii2 offers a great solution in advanced PHP development. It comes with migrations system, composer support, CLI, and with one template you can build form terminal PHP apps to full advanced PHP web apps.

Yii2 support many databases systems, from traditional SQL databases to NoSQL databases like Mongo.

What do you dislike?

Is tricky make it run in shared hosting, you need to hack some features in Apache or .htaccess files, will not run well by default. Needs some work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yii2 is great for advanced web development, is not better or worse that other frameworks, each one offers different experiences but Yii2 is friendly, awesome and have a nice support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast and robust advanced PHP web development. Group development (where migrations are a great tool)

What PHP Web Frameworks solution do you use?

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Yii review by <span>Carlos A.</span>
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Building CRUD apps with PHP easily.

What do you like best?

I've been into programming for a long time, I did not touch PHP ever. I had to build a simple booking app for a relative and did it using Yii. It's versatile, simple as you want it to be and with a decent documentation.

What do you dislike?

It's folders scheme can be overwhelming and you will get lost if you're not keeping track of where you are. As much as it has enough extensions, it is still lacking of some plugins that will help you develop using big services APIs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whilst it's sometimes way easier and solid develop your own apps from scratch, Yii as a Framework can save you lots of time and pains in the head when working with PHP as backend.

Yii review by <span>Alejandra M.</span>
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Easy and powerful MVC framework

What do you like best?

CRUD done easy with the Gii built-in feature.

Easy to learn, it has a great community to work with.

Very fast and really lightweight.

What do you dislike?

You can get easily lost or messy in your project if you're not careful and careful enough.

Although it currently has a lot of extensions, it still lacking of meaningful extensions compatible with services like Video Websites, API and so on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're new to MVC frameworks on PHP, you should consider Yii for a fast and light alternative to others in the market. It will work flawlessly on any kind of project you might work on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating CRUD apps with Yii can be easily done in a matter of minutes if you're skilled enough with it.

Yii review by G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
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Excellent PHP framework

What do you like best?

Its simple and effective structure attracted me to use Yii. Mainly the object relational concept using gii, widget, extension support. Altogether Yii has active developer contribution. When comes to Forum, it is more effective than any other frameworks in this category. I have developed 2 applications using Yii, and I am very happy with its performance. Speed and caching are the best mechanisms that differentiates Yii from other frameworks. Like other programming languages, Yii is the best framework to support Grid usage in application. Also, in case of database migration, run time logging, doc builder; Yii handles it the best way than any other framework.

What do you dislike?

I would say, online chat support needs to be more effective. Other wise users will leave the product even if it is good. Also, extension search should get advanced. User will search for extension and if they do not find the matched one, they will leave. So update the extension search result. Javascript and css include issues occur in render partial methods, those things need to recover from the developer side.

Recommendations to others considering the product

From my own experience, I would say Yii is simple and effective. You can feel the easiness from the installation itself. In performance vise, Yii is too good. Everything you need to build an application ie, Database migration, Documentation, Extension, Widgets, ORM are there in Yii. So if you are going to build an application, Yii is the best way I can suggest.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Logistics applications. Performance vice it is good.

Yii review by <span>Thanh P.</span>
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The fastest PHP framework, clean code and scalibility

What do you like best?

High performance, run very fast, near native code

Easy to handling request by controller, use routing config by parameter and regular expression

Provide many hook event, filter, security flow integrate native

Strong debug and generation tool

Easy to customize by using dependency injection

What do you dislike?

Need experience to inject and customize code

Difficult for beginner

Must to learn about dependency injection

Recommendations to others considering the product

Strong and fast

Clean code and many great tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Strong debug and generation tool

Build REST API server faster and clean code

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