Relational databases do not support inheritance so if we need to represent it, we have to somehow store meta info while keeping performance by minimizing JOINs. One way to solve this problem is using single table inheritance. All fields for the whole class tree are stored in a single table. Class name is stored in the type field of the same table.
We all know how good 'gii' automates the code for us and we normally tend to be happy with what that tool offers at the beginning of our Yii learning curve. But as soon as you start working in larger and larger projects, you realize that its code is too repetitive to maintain and having a small pitfall in general actions means to go over and over through them to fix the issues.
In this article, we introduce a set of CSS naming conventions that we have applied in several big projects and achieved success. The goal of these naming conventions is to eliminate the possibility of naming conflicts, facilitate debugging and maintenance, and to simplify the naming process.
This little tutorial explains a way how you can retrieve more parameters from Yii::app()->user by adding a component that extends CWebUser and retrieves the user information from database table named User.
Previously there was described a way to build an application with front-end and back-end. I would like to continue this theme and suggest another way to organize directories using WebApplicationEnd behavior.