Yii Framework has recieved much buzz in the recent times. It is rock solid PHP based full stack web frameworks for quickly developing web applications. Today, we shall see why Yii is different from others 🙂

Yii comes with rich features: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly. The built in components will not only ease your development curve but will also help you get started with your application pretty fast.

Yii only loads the features that you need. No extra resource usages, no overkills. It has powerful caching support. Cached web pages load quite faster than applications developed on other platforms. It is explicitly designed to work efficiently with AJAX. You can seamlessly integrate Ajax requests with Yii.

Security comes as standard with Yii. The framework aims at providing maximum security for it’s users. Built in components make data validation and input sanitation a breeze. It includes input validation, output filtering, SQL injection and Cross-site scripting prevention. Just tweak these gems to your needs!

Yii helps you develop clean and reusable code. It follows the MVC pattern, ensuring a clear separation of logic and presentation. Following the Yii prescribed coding style, you get to build robust, well organized and easily maintainable code base.

You can download Yii from: http://www.yiiframework.com/. In future posts, we shall try to cover Yii development more.