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Yii PHP framework 1.1.0 is released

We are very excited to announce the stable release of Yii Framework v1.1! You can download this new release from the Yii download site:

This release marks a major milestone in the Yii framework development. It represents more than one year's hard work of the developer team and the Yii community. We hereby thanks to everyone who supports and contributes to Yii.

In this release, we include numerous new features to the already powerful Yii framework. We added a PHPUnit-based testing framework so that developers can more easily write unit tests and functional tests; We added a form builder so that commonly used HTML forms can be built in terms of objects and thus enhance their reusability; We added support for changing skins for widgets globally; We also modified the way of performing relational ActiveRecord queries so that they are more intuitive and easier to use.

Besides all these core feature enhancements, in this release we also include a set of official Yii extensions (under the name of the zii project). In this library, users may find many useful and powerful extensions, such as the whole set jQuery UI widgets, data grid, list view, detail view, and so on. All these further help to further enhance your rapid development experience using Yii.

For a list of all features included in this release, please visit:

Thank you for your support!

The Yii Developer Team


Yii is a high-performance component-based PHP framework best suited for developing large-scale Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with a full stack of features, including MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, jQuery-based AJAX support, authentication and role-based access control (RBAC), scaffolding, input validation, widgets, events, theming, XSS protection, Web services, and so on. With its thorough documentation and a friendly user community, Yii is easy to learn and can help you cut down your application development time significantly.

Posted by Qiang Xue 2010-01-10

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