Yii stands for "Yes It Is!". In Chinese, it is pronounced as "Yee" or [ji:] which means "simple and evolutionary". Yii framework is an open source framework. It is fully object-oriented. The components of Yii are based on the MVC (Model-View-Controller) composite pattern. This framework is designed for the rapid development of modern web applications. It is famous for providing secure and professional features to build hard project speedily. Therefore, it is titled as the “most secure and professional framework” of PHP.
Yii can be used to build all types of web applications such as the e-Commerce websites, content management system and so on. It is the most used framework because of its features, pros, and tools. If you want to know all about Yii, then check our online interview questions. You will get equipped with the subject knowledge by just reading our Yii interview questions.
17th Dec, 2019
Below are few major features of Yii 2
|It uses the MVC architecture pattern||It does not use any modular pattern|
|It requires PHPUnit and Codeception for the testing||It requires PHPUnit with Symphony and the other components like HttepKernel, DomCrawler, etc. for testing.|
|It only requires the migration class for migration||It requires the migration class and tools for migration.|
|APC, Database, file, Memcached, Redis, Wincache and Xcache are able to do caching in Yii.||APC, Database, file, Memcached, Redis perform the caching in Laravel.|
|It provides the default templating system.||It provides the blade templating system.|
|Yii is quite impressive in performance||Laravel is not good in performance|
|It provides high security.||Security level is low in CodeIgniter.|
|Yii supports caching.||CodeIgniter does not support caching.|
|It is more complex.||It is simple.|
|The Database model is the relational object-oriented.||The Database model of CodeIgniter is a relational NoSql.|
|Yii supports WYSIWYG editor.||CodeIgniter does not support the WYSIWYG editor.|
|Yii supports machine code generation.||It does not support machine code generation.|