Status Check on “The Yii Book” (2nd Edition)

February 23, 2015
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Hey, ho! Just a quick check-in to let you know where things stand on the second edition of “The Yii Book“, for version 2 of the Yii framework. Over the past month I’ve started sequentially going through the book to update it for the new Yii version. I’ve also set targets in my mind, with my own target deadline (not sharing, because then it’s just embarrassing when the deadline sails past).

To date, I’ve updated about 90 pages, and it’s going fairly well. Rewrites are always easier than the first edition. My current plan is to do about another 60 pages and then post an update in March. I think I’ll end up doing 3-4 updates of this edition (as opposed to 11 of the first, edition, not counting two quick bug fixes). Each release will have about 150-200 updated pages.

The table of contents will probably stay the same, although I’m removing sections that are no longer applicable, updating everything for the new ways of doing things, and adding content based upon what’s new in Yii 2 and the feedback I received on the first edition.

So, again, everything is going pretty well so far. I’ll post the first update in March, with about 25-30% of the book updated.

(And at some point in time I need to update my Yii blog series for Yii 2, and make it clear on all my existing Yii posts that they use Yii 1.)