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.
This article shows one of possible ways to implement menu items (as well as links), which displays a progress / wait dialog and are redirecting browser to destination URL in the same time. This is especially useful, for links or routes that are know to be loaded for a prolonged period of time (i.e. getting a lot of data from database).
In Yii 2.0, the yii widgets that use Twitter Bootstrap CSS & JS directly, are part of the yii2-bootstrap extension, starting with yii/bootstrap namespace. For customizing bootstrap extension specific widget assets, you could configure your own assets (CSS/JS) using the new Yii Asset Manager in your Yii Config file. Something like:
I needed to use a class from ZF2 in my Yii project.
I've read probably all there is about this subject and still I needed lots of trial & errors to get it working, probably due to my lack of experience working with namepsaces and ZF2 in general. Also, the resources on the web are all partial, at best. Most simply refer to ZF1 where things are technically different. When I got it all working I decided to record my findings and that's how this article was born. The below recipe is what worked for me, accompanied by relevant comments.
References: This article is partially based on this guide page. Be sure also to consult Zend Framework 2 documentation.