Yii forum is back to life
Long term Yii contributor, @SamMousa joined Codeception team and significantly improved Yii2 module. You can already see improvements in your apps if you update Codeception.
I was asked many times about how we, Yii core team members, decide on features, architecture and how we see Yii goals and values. This time, instead of answering, I wrote it down. It stands in line with original Yii philosophy that, Qiang Xue was following during initial development of Yii.
- I've finished with setting up labels and hooks for all Yii 3.0-related repositories. In case you need to apply labels to multiple repositories, you may use scripts used for it.
- Forum got Yii 3.0 section. Feel free to ask questions and start discussions there.
- We've already implemented some of the wishes for Yii 2.1 collected last year via Trello.
- Main development primarily done by Andrii Vasyliev, @hiqsol, goes into yii-core but other repositories are being touched as well.
- Long time Yii 2.0 contributors are starting to pick up with Yii 3.0 development and that's great. Thank you very much!
There were several extension releases:
We're preparing next release of the framework itself as well. That's going to take some time and release is going to be big since we were busy with 3.0 and fixes accumulated like crazy.
- Carsten did his first successful Yii training and is available to do it again.
- Part of Yii 2.0, a polyfill for intl MessageFormatter that isn't needed for 3.0 but was quite cool piece of code, was adopted by Symfony framework's intl polyfill.
- I've put together a wiki article about authentication that's called "Using multiple models in an identity".
- Zend (or, to be precise, Roguewave who bought them) stopped funding Zend framework and PHP core development. Hope excellent developers there will find new companies willing to fund them soon.
I'm slowly getting used to my current fulltime job as a Team Lead. At first, I thought that it is similar to what I did at CleverTech where I was a Tech Lead but these two positions are, in fact, very different. Hard to say what's more interesting but being a team lead feels harder. Maybe because it's not what I did in the past 10 years. Anyway, good news in getting used to it is that I so less overtimes and have more time for myself, for Yii and OpenSource and even can take care about some affairs about our family coffee shop venues.