Posts marked with “symfony”

The Workshop: A Night With Symfony

by · May 31, 2022


Symfony is one of the stalwarts of modern PHP, dating back to 2005. Symfony has continued to evolve into a framework of components focused on building web applications using decoupled and reusable components. Their philosophy of embracing professionalism, best practices, standards, and interoperability of applications is an exciting statement. Backing up that statement is years […]


Another Bright Idea

by · May 27, 2022


This month John and Eric discuss some of the greater articles coming in the June 2022 release, “Another Bright Idea”. If you enjoy coding in PHP and have a Philips Hue smart bulb, this month’s feature article, ‘Illuminating Smart Light Bulbs With PHP,’ from Sherri Wheeler, is for you. She shares a great package and […]


Community Corner: Interview with Ryan Weaver

by · May 12, 2021


Fun fact, no matter where you stand in the state of Michigan, you are never further than 85 miles from a Great Lake. It’s the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes, has its own regional dialect, which includes phrases like “a Michigan left” and “Bumpy Cake,” and happens to be the […]


Event-Driven Design with Drift PHP

by · July 1, 2020


In the past few years, you’ve probably heard about event-driven design at conferences, meetups, or even blogs. These words can have different meanings even in the same language, but in the end, a more direct way of explaining it is, “Don’t ask; tell.” Let someone tell you something has changed instead of asking once and […]


The Workshop: Easy CLI PHP with Symfony Console 5

by · April 9, 2020


Writing console commands with PHP is something I have always taken for granted. I started my career having learned Linux and command line server configuration and was very comfortable writing small applications with BASH scripts, Python, and even dabbling in C and Microsoft Qbasic. These commands copied files to a backup location, process batched data […]


Symfony 4, Legacy Code, the Future of PHP, and Karl Hughes

by · August 26, 2019


Eric, John, and Oscar discuss Symfony 4, legacy code, and interview Karl Hughes about what it takes to run a user group.


Renovating Applications with Symfony

by · August 2, 2019


The Symfony project has had a profound influence on the PHP ecosystem since its first release in 2005. Projects including Drupal, Laravel, and countless custom web applications, use Symfony components. This month, we look at the new features of Symfony 4 and how to modernize legacy code.


Symfony 4: A New Way to Develop Applications

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PHP has changed a lot in the last few years. It is a faster and better language. With the improvement of the language, almost all the major frameworks also improved, including Symfony. In this article, I write about the changes and improvements included in Symfony 4. Symfony 4 introduces a much better developer experience with a new way of building web applications. It can be a good fit for small micro-apps or services, but it can also be a good fit for huge monolithic applications.


State in the Stateless World

by · July 2, 2018


While finite state machines and Petri nets sound too abstract or even out of place for web development, rest assured, they can be quite useful in your applications. If you have news articles that go from draft to review and then to published or webshop orders which are created, updated, and dispatched only to get […]


Drupal for Symfony Developers

by · February 1, 2018


As a digital agency we need to have a good CMS solution for our clients. Even in situations where we are developing more custom apps than content web applications, we still need a good, modular CMS solution. In this article, I will show you what we learned and how you can build things using Symfony inside Drupal.