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Yii Rapid Application Development Hotshot by James R. Hamilton III, Lauren J. O'Meara

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Chapter 1. Develop a Comic Book Database

In this first mission, we will build a personal comic book database with input, update, list, delete, and search capabilities. In the process, we will set up a slick development environment, review Yii basics, and learn some handy tricks and shortcuts.

Mission Briefing

The purpose of this project is to introduce you to Yii and to some great development tools. If you are already familiar with Yii basics, you still might want to check out the tools in this project. NetBeans offers many convenient tools for a PHP developer, such as:

  • Integrated unit testing with PHPUnit
  • Convenient debugging with Xdebug
  • Embedded terminal access

If you are a developer who does not enjoy systems administration tasks, XAMPP provides ...

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