Yii is a web application development framework that promotes clean, DRY design and encourages rapid Web 2.0 development.
Yii comes with a command line tool called “yiic” that can create a skeleton Yii application for you to start with.
Yii is free and open source software.
- Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern.
- Database Access Objects (DAO), Query Builder, Active Record, and DB Migration.
- AJAX-enabled widgets.
- Powerful caching support – data caching, page caching, fragment caching and dynamic content.
- Role-based access control.
- Unit and functionality testing.
- Input validation.
- Output filtering.
- SQL injection.
- Cross-site scripting prevention.
- Form input and validation.
- Extension repository.
- Supports automatic generation of complex WSDL service specifications and management of Web service request handling.
- I18N/L10N supporting message translation, date and time formatting, number formatting, and interface localization.
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