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 of PHP frameworks due to its performance, ease of use and adherence to some of the best practices of the industry at that time. Over time, as development on the PHP language itself picked up steam and new and more modern features got added, the developers

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 understand what it really is and how it is useful to developers. How can I use HTML5? You may well ask: “How can I start using HTML5 if older browsers don’t support it?” But the question itself is misleading. HTML5 is not one big thing;

How to Leverage HTML5 for your Business

HTML5 is the newest hyper text markup language for websites from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The first draft was made public in 2008, but not much happened until 2011. In 2011, HTML5 was released and people started writing about it and using it, but the support in different browsers was still poor. Today all major browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE) offer HTML5 support, therefore the newest HTML technology can be used at its best today. HTML5 works with CSS3 and is still in development. W3C plans to release a stable version next year, but it still looks

PHP 5.5 is coming soon

Recently, the 4th alpha version of the new PHP 5.5 was released and the new version of this open source programming language is looking more and more impressive. In this post, we take a look at some of the improvements and features that are expected to be apart of the upcoming PHP 5.5. Generators The biggest addition to PHP 5.5 is the introduction of generators. Generators allow you to create custom functions, which retain state between runs. It works off a new keyword, called yield, which can be used in a function for both inputting and outputting data. Essentially, when the

Firefox OS – What you need to know about this mobile platform

At the recently concluded Mobile World Conference, Mozilla gave the audience a peek into their long awaited Mobile Firefox OS. Firefox OS promises to be as open as the Firefox Browser and will run apps on the language of the web: HTML5. What’s the big deal about Firefox OS? How is it different from or better than Android, iOS, Windows Phone and the rest? The Firefox Mobile OS Firefox OS is a mobile Operating System built on open web standards and works a lot like Firefox and other browsers. It was created for catering to smart phone users that have near