It was quite a while since issue #11 of Yii development notes. Recent weeks were really busy and there are things done and news to tell. Let's dig dive into these.
Yii framework and official extensions
There is good progress on the website. Import mostly works, most pages are styled well. Colorful logo is back. Monochrome one was too boring.
There are still things to take care of but we're close. If you'll see bugs, design issues... anything, report to GitHub repo.
YiiPowered got better admin content filtering. It isn't visible but allows admins to manage content efficiently.
YiiPowered is now linked from the new website and is going to be official projects showcase.
People are adding more and more projects. So far there are 240. If you have one, add it. You get extra link. Yii gets extra exposure.
People asked me about creating Slack channel for a long time and there were many. Yii community community is quite fragmented and we didn't want to fragment it more but people kept asking so here it is: a Slack channel for Yii.
Finances and jobs
I'm really thankful to people and companies sponsoring my work on Yii and other OpenSource. With your help I'm able to do what I'm doing. I am, of course, taking commercial jobs as well to fill the salary gap. Recently I've considered a fulltime position as product owner as well. Passed all interviews, got an offer and refused it. Was too restrictive about continuing my work on the framework.