Current Version

The current version is 0.8, published on January 31, 2014. See the release notes for details.

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.

GilesMore Reviews

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.

AndreMore Reviews

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!

ChakirMore Reviews

"The Yii Book" by Larry Ullman


Welcome to the Web site for "The Yii Book: Developing Web Applications Using the Yii PHP Framework" written by Larry Ullman and published over the course of 2012 and 2013. This book, and the selling of it, is a bit of an experiment for me, but I hope you'll be happy with the end result on all fronts. Here's what you need to know...

First, you can BUY the book now. As in today. As in now. Go ahead: you deserve it.

Second, in case you don't already know, the book is being sold as I write it and in electronic format. If you buy the book today, you'll get updates as I complete them from here on out. Read the status above to see where the book's progress currently stands.

Third, as I said, this is an experiment for me, and even this Web site is in a constant beta format (i.e., there are more features to come). But it's very important to me that you're happy with both the book and the Web site. If you have any problems, questions, or suggestions for either, use the feedback page.

Fourth, and most importantly, my sincerest thanks to everyone that has expressed interest in this book, that has encouraged me to write this book, and, of course, that buys it.

Okay, that's it for now. If you have any other questions, check out the FAQ page. Otherwise, go BUY the book and get reading. In the meantime, I'll get back to writing.



Current Status

Shipped version 0.8, including Chapter 19, "Extending Yii"! Now over 500 pages long! Starting on Chapter 20, "Working with Third-Party Libraries".