Instant Building Multi-Page Forms with Yii How-to [Instant] – Uday Sawant

A Yii book review : Instant Building Multi-Page Forms with Yii How-to [Instant]Uday Sawant

A quick overview of the book :

Book Details Cover Image

Language : English
eBook : 50 pages
Release Date : May 2013
ISBN : 1782166424
ISBN 13 : 9781782166429
Author(s) : Uday Sawant
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development, Web Development, Web Development, Open Source, PHP, Web Development

It starts with the basics needed “setting up the environment”: installing Yii. It covers also the integration of Bootstrap in a Yii project to change the default look and feel. If you are already familiar with Yii, you can skip the first chapters and go straight to page 18. But you may learn useful tips like the use of the Query builder or DAO instead of the Active Record generated by Gii by default. Every chapter is in fact a “How-to” and the level needed before finding it relevant is mentioned (simple, intermediate, advanced).

The different cases covered are :
-Getting started with Yii (Simple)
-Connecting to the database (Simple)
-Using the Gii tool (Simple)
-Creating basic forms (Simple)
-Building multipage forms (Intermediate)
-Validating forms (Intermediate)
-AJAX forms (Advanced)
-Uploading files (Advanced)
-Using multiple models (Intermediate)
-Customizing looks (Advanced)

I wish the book was renamed because you might think that it only covers the multi-page forms aspects. Go get a copy at


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