Happy New Year Everyone! I hope 2015 brings you joy and happiness. I’ve been hard at work during the holidays to take care of bugs and typos in my book. Even though Yii 2 For Beginners is only 64 days old, there were some minor changes to Gii and some other minor points that prompted me to do a fresh install and build the entire application from scratch. Plus, as some readers pointed out, there were a bunch of typos. No more. The significant typos are gone and the bugs have been squashed.
Because I went through the entire application, I was able to clarify little things that will end up saving you time. Most importantly, I confirmed that the code is accurate. Everything is 100% working as described in the current version of the book. I’ll do my best to stay on top of Yii 2 changes that will affect the book as they occur in the future.
I’m also happy to announce a major enhancement to the book. I’ve incorporated Gists, which are code snippets hosted by Github, directly inline and in context in the book. Anywhere in the book where there are more than 3 lines of code that need to be copied, you can now launch a gist in a new window and copy it from there. This makes working with the book a lot easier. And you don’t have to worry about bookmarking anything, it’s all attached to the relevant parts of the book, so it’s all organized for you.
And the even better news is that all of this is free. All updates to the book are free for the life of the book. All you have to do is go to your http://www.leanpub.com account and download the latest version.
I’m also pushing hard to get bonus material written for the book by the end of January 2015. I would have waited with the current release until then, but I know how important your time is, and I wanted to get the improvements out to you as quickly as possible.
Let me conclude this post with saying how much I appreciate the positive comments, links and reviews. It really drives me to do more. I absolutely love the Yii 2 framework and knowing that I can help people learn it, as others have helped me, gives great purpose to my writing. So once again, happy 2015. I’m looking forward to sharing a great year with you.