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The complete beginner's study guide for the Yii Framework
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[...]Start studying the **MVC pattern**. You will understand the roles of the model, the view and the controller and know where goes each part of the code.
- [MVC on the Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model%E2%80%93view%E2%80%93controller "")
- [MVC on the guide](http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/guide/1.1/en/basics.mvc "")
- [MVC on the exellent article Yii for Beginners](http://www.yiiframework.com/wiki/250/yii-for-beginners#hh2 "")
Read **[the guide](http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/guide/1.1/en/index "")**. It is the most important step in learning Yii. A few tips:
- Click on the links throughout the guide, especially the links to the API documentation.
- Explore the API and click on "show" to see the code behind the methods.