Kynao's picture

Zend and Symphony Frameworks are actually the most adopted php frameworks in the world (and we have a Symfony appliance which is cool).

On the other hand, as far as i know, Yii is 3 or 4 in the list and is the php framework having the quickest gain of popularity. Maybe more important, it's a "simple" and fast framework. Upon these attributes, the proposition is to bring a Yii appliance :

Fast : to keep this quality and even enhance it, the idea is to package the most performant components with it : Nginx as the web server, PHP-FPM and APC. Regarding the free control panel supporting Nginx, i only know ISPConfig 3, if you know better or have a better idea, that's very fine but ISPConfig has several interesting things like being light, bringing a remoting framework and managing multiple servers from one control panel.

Simple : it would be the real added value of a Yii appliance as having this configuration up and running can be tedious or intimidating and so would allow a huge community of developers to deploy in no time without headaches.

Ray Stoeckicht's picture

Nice tutorial on Yii. It is great to see someone publishing quality content on the framework. We have been working on an open source CRM application that is written in PHP utilizing JQuery, Yii, and RedBeanPHP and relies heavily on test driven development.

Zurmo might be one of the most complex projects on Yii to date. Right now, we have 1000+ unit tests running across eight server configurations. We utilize selenium as well for a nice set of functional tests too. It would be incredibly helpful to get your technical feedback and recommendations so that we can improve the application. Take a look and let me know what you think:

Alex's picture

So you mean you also would like a Yii / Nginx appliance ? Is that it ?

Jeremy Davis's picture

I think the inclusion of alternative/additional appliances in the TKL lineup is always a good thing and Yii sounds like a worthy target.

However, I would imagine that the TKL devs would probably prefer to keep consistancy amoung the appliances so if Yii were to be included I expect that it would be running under Apache (with the Webmin module for additional config).

BTW Someone may wish to lodge a Blueprint.

Kynao's picture

Yii is not a newcomer in the PHP framework field.

There are even more apache and symfony tutorials... far more...

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