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Starting with Yii2

So, if you're anything like me, a busy independent developer, research and training projects always get pushed down to the bottom of that oh-so long list of things to do! So this is the start of a series of posts introducing Yii2 and helping you to get up to speed as quickly as possible

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CodeLobster for Yii

Introduction I've seen CodeLobster mentioned numerous times on Social Media and forums, so was intrigued when I was asked to try it and share my findings

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Using UTF-8 and libXML

As you can guess from the title, this is not a really a Yii based article. Recently, I spent a few frustrating hours trying to get some data loaded through libXML using simplexml_load_string with various odd parsing errors like: [snippet id=199]It's not UTF-8 As a European, I use UTF-8 all the time

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Separation of admin controllers from public controllers

There are a number of posts and Wiki's on this subject and I love all the discussions and frays that you get on the Yii Framework forum. One of the popular methods is to move your Admin functions into a module, but for me this can lead to confusion and duplication, maybe with views and controller functions

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