iRaid and Yii Framework


What is iRaid?

iRaid is a project that I’m doing at e-services Lanka. Its a system that is being developed for Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority to manage their Raiding operations.

As this system is web based any information that is being updated to the system by district offices are immediately available to the head office.

This helps to streamline their operations and also to track and update all raid related information efficiently and productively. By implementation of this system the paper trail used by the current manual system can be cut upto 80%.

The Technology behind iRaid.

Yii Framework – mainly the system was developed by me using the Yii framework. I was trying to develop using cakephp but found that Yii framework is much more easier to learn and develop. I managed to learn the basics of the framework and complete upto about 90% of the system in less than a month. (Project was scheduled for 3 months). And also the numerous extensions available for Yii is also helping to minimize the development headaches that are normally there.

with its inbuilt CRUD operations and caching mechanisms development and implementation speed has increased.

Yii is fully based on MVC architecture and by using Gii tool provided we can easily create Models, Controllers and Views.

PHP5 – the coding is fully object oriented and used PHP5.

MySQL – MySql was used to create the database and has been really easy to do changes and implement in multiple server environments.

Some Screen shots of the system.

Let me know if you want to know about how to use Yii Framework in your projects. Its easy to learn and fun to code. 🙂

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