Why Yii?

At work, I was recently tasked with choosing a PHP framework to use for the next version of our main site. It was a bit daunting because there are so many different ones. If you’re using Ruby for web development, you’re probably using Rails, but if you’re using PHP, there’s a good chance you made up your own homegrown framework. That’s what Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, encourages developers to do. For better and worse, it’s part of the culture of PHP, so there is no standard framework.

Yii frameworkI looked at Yii, Symfony, CodeIgniter, Laravel, SilverStripe, CakePHP, Zend, and Kohana. Almost any of them probably would have been fine. I decided to go with Yii based on the features below. You can compare Yii to other frameworks at vsChart.com.

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