After way too long, I’ve finally posted version 0.9 of “The Yii Book“. This includes two of the hardest chapters to write: Chapter 20, “Working with Third-Party Libraries,” and Chapter 21, “Testing Your Application”. (See the current table of contents.)
This update adds about 12% more content, bringing the book up to 575 pages. (As an aside, my original target for the book was 120,000 words; it’s now at 150,000, and will end at around 180,000. So, essentially 50% longer than I expected it to be!)
This leaves three chapters left: two example chapters (CMS and e-commerce) and a “Shipping Your Projects” chapter. From a writing standpoint, these are all relatively easy. So my hope is to complete all three chapters and publish a complete v. 1 of “The Yii Book” quickly. (I won’t share an estimated timeline because…history would suggest that doesn’t go well for me, but I am hopeful here.)
After I finish the Yii 1 edition of the book, I’ll start writing an update for version 2 of the framework. It should hopefully go relatively quickly. Rewrites are always much faster than the first edition. I don’t want to make any promises (as I’m not good at estimating times), but I will do the update for Yii 2 ASAP and you won’t have to wait too long. It will be a free update to everyone that has purchased the book.
Also, I gave a presentation on Yii 2 in May. You can see the slides here.
So that’s that. I hope you’re doing well and are eagerly anticipating Yii 2 as much as I am. As always, thanks for your interest in the book, your patience, your feedback, and the rest!