Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:51 AM
I feel that embedded in php framework the mean to create and configure jquery (or other js library) is not a good thing.
Just because is seems to mix two different level of interest (and also problematic)
That's why I wonder if it is really interesting
Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:46 AM
In the same time I fear about that I read about Yii.
It was said that Yii will be (perhaps) splitted in two parts (originally thought) Zii and Yii.
I must start a complex web application and I wouldn't like to migrate this application to this new Yii-Zii architecture.
But I do not understand if it was something planned or just an abstract wish
Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:12 AM
Yii is the framework, include all more general object.
Zii is a collection of widget, that are not enough general for being in the framework.
For developer this is absolutely transparent. In your copy of framwork simply there is a directory named Zii that contains all Zii widget, and that's all.
Yii has been splitted for create a raw framework, with only general utilities (AR, url managing, RBAC, I18n and so on), and include all other (GridView, Menu, and other widget) in a separete container.
If you don't like Zii widget you can avoid to use, sometime they are not fully customizable, but when is possible to use them they are really confortable.
Don't be afraid of 'migrating application'. I worked with Yii since the very beginning and the development team has been always very attentive to BC.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 06:31 PM
Also, front-end programming and back-end programming will be separated into different group (or handed over to different persons) for complex web-apps, I don't know if widget approach brings up any puzzle or internal debate in the organization.
I would like to suggest Yii team to survey its users for previous experiences and used frameworks to offer enhanced tutorials to smooth the learning curve.