A Yii demo and case study of a fun work-in-progress with Don (of the dead).
Imre (now in Tampa) is a huge Yii fan, his Message Board comments convinced Jorge Sierra to try it, and Jorge convinced Don and me to dive right in.
The water's fine: Yii is strict OOP and MVC, with DAO/ActiveRecord, jQuery-based AJAX support, authentication and role-based access control, and lots of other features. I think it was the right choice for my first framework experience.
So we'll do a quick demo of how easy it is to get started with Yii, walk through our case study (pitfalls, warts and all), then open it up for discussion.
I'm especially interested in feedback from members with more framework experience, and from web designers planning new project.