Yii 2.0

Author: Larry Ullman

Covers everything from very basics to advanced topics. Explanations are very clear. Additionally to the guide-style chapters there are two complete examples. The second edition (for Yii 2.0) is not finished yet, but buyers can download updates as they are available.

Author: Bill Keck

It is a step by step introduction to the framework, which is based around creating a reusable template that can serve as the basis for your projects.

Author: Mark Safronov

Based around implementing a real world CRM following many best practices. It is assumed that reader is experienced enough in OOP so don't expect OO-basics explained.

Author: Matteo Pescarin

Embrace 360-degree testing on your Yii 2 projects using Codeception.

Author: Andrew Bogdanov, Dmitry Eliseev

The book is a set of individual independent recipes. Each recipe shows how to do something useful with Yii explainig why it's done, how it's done, why it works and how exactly it works.

Author: Alexander Makarov

Although not finished, there are some nice recipes from one of the core team and community. Worth checking out.

Yii 1.1

Author: Larry Ullman

The book starts with the very basics: object oriented programming, MVC, using a web server and command line tools. Then gradually shows how to use Yii. It covers everything from the very basics such as installing Yii to advanced topics such as implementing your own framework extension. Explanations are very clear. Additionally to the guide-style chapters there are two complete example chapters: a CMS and an E-commerce website.

Author: Alexander Makarov

The book is a set of individual independent recipes written by Yii core developer. Each recipe shows how to do something useful with Yii explainig why it's done, how it's done, why it works and how exactly it works.

Author: Jeffrey Winesett

Written by former Yii core developer, the book takes a strong learn-by-doing philosophy to introducing you to the Yii framework. After a brief introduction to the framework in chapters 1 and 2, the remaining 10 chapters are dedicated to building an entire project managemnt application.

Author: Charles R. Portwood II

This book is a step-by-step guide to developing reusable real-world applications using the Yii framework. The book will guide you through several projects from the project conception through to planning your project and implementation.

Author: Lauren J. O'Meara, James R. Hamilton III

The book is by-example guide to framework based around building example projects and explaining what was done in the process.