Yii2 – What you need to know – Part III (Active Record)

In this installment of the series where we are exploring the Yii2 framework, we will look in detail at the Active Record and database aspects of this powerful framework. We feel that this is one of the strongest sections of Yii2 in terms of both improvements as well as addition of new features. Database Support ...

Yii2 – What you need to know – Part II (MVC)

Yii2 – What you need to know – Part II (MVC)
In part 2 of this series I am going to look at the core MVC concepts of the Yii2 framework. The basic premise of the MVC structure of the Yii2 framework remains the same as that of Yii1.1. This can be seen in the picture. But when we delve deeper into the constructs of the ...

Yii2 – What you need to know – Part I

Yii2 - What you need to know - Part I
  Introduction The Yii project had started on  January 1, 2008, by some of the developers that were responsible for the PRADO framework. Their vision was to improve upon the PRADO framework and address all of it’s shortcomings. On December 3, 2008, Yii 1.0 was formally released and quickly became a major force in the huge ocean ...

Windows 8 Alternatives?

For those of you who feel you have been shortchanged by Microsoft’s new Windows 8 along with it’s metro style interface, don’t worry. There a host of operating systems out there that you can try out for a replacement to your trusty old OS. Below are some of the best alternatives. I am sticking to ...

Getting to Know HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5, overtime, has come to refer to a basket of technologies that span across newer specifications of HTML and CSS3 as well as new browser technologies made possible by Javascript. In this post, which will be the first in a series of posts on HTML5, we will look at the current state of HTML5 and ...
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