I keep a reference to some simple but painful task if you forget a common or something. I am new to Yii and this took awhile for me to figure out. Everything I read said do this or do that and not a single one worked for me. However, the following did.
MrFisk is a sleek little bot hanging out in the official #yii IRC channel on freenode, meant to serve Yii users with documentation lookups and other things. This document intends to provide a summary of what MrFisk can do for you and how to use his fin^H^Heatures.
Had to implement PayPal payments for a client and would like to share part of my code with you. Because the tutorial will become too long, I'll leave some code to be done by you, e.g. creating models, controllers and db tables for products, orders.
In many cases developers of one project use their own local environments for coding. There may be a common test platform and, of course, production. All these environments usually have different DB credentials and directory structures (first of all, path to YII framework directory). Another feature is debugging. It's convenient to turn it on for local environments, eventually - on the test server and never (generally speaking) - on the production.
These features provide endless possibilities and unbelievable flexibility, but as current documentation does not give more than a few examples, it might be difficult to fully understand their internals and requirements.