This tutorial describes how to connect to a remote service via tunnel when only most basic software is available on the remote server. It is not directly related to Yii. It could be hovewer useful for web developers working with shared hosting sites with limited access.
By Integrating the Zend 2.* framework into Yii you can quickly and painlessly generate XML outputs from your controllers. This will be helpful to anyone who has never done this before or only done it with Zend 1 as the introduction of namespaces can be strange when you first view them.