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Archives for 09/2008


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symfony 1.1.3 released
by Nicolas Perriault – September 29, 2008

The 1.1.3 maintenance version of symfony is published today, just two weeks after the previous 1.1.2 maintenance release. It fixes an important regression in the "cache:clear" command line code.


Javier Eguiluz
A week of symfony #91 (22->28 september 2008)
by Javier Eguiluz – September 29, 2008

Few weeks ahead of its release, symfony 1.2 continues improving components such as routing and forms while adding some goodies like format support for exceptions.


Fabien Potencier
New in symfony 1.2: Small things matter (2)
by Fabien Potencier – September 24, 2008

Symfony 1.2 already comes with a lot of great new features but smaller things also matter a lot. Here is yet another post about small things we have recently added to symfony 1.2.


Fabien Potencier
Open-Source cross-pollination
by Fabien Potencier – September 23, 2008

In his famous keynote at OSCON 2002, Lawrence Lessig talked about the "free culture" and the way "creativity and innovation always build on the past". The video is a must see for anyone working with or on Open-Source projects. Even if Lawrence does not talk explicitly about Open-Source in the first part of his talk, his arguments are still valid for Open-Source projects.


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sfDoctrinePlugin: Forms documentation and some updates
by Jonathan Wage – September 22, 2008

The symfony team continues work on integrating sfDoctrinePlugin for the 1.2 release as well as adding official documentation for both symfony 1.1 and 1.2 versions.


Fabien Potencier
Call the expert: A refactoring story (Part 5/5)
by Fabien Potencier – September 22, 2008

In the last part, we have moved some code to ProductForm. Today, we will enhance the actions even more by moving code to the View and by using some nice shortcuts provided by symfony for common situations.


Javier Eguiluz
A week of symfony #90 (15->21 september 2008)
by Javier Eguiluz – September 21, 2008

Very busy week for symfony: completed the integration of Doctrine in symfony 1.2 (including a new symfony + doctrine book), symfony 1.1.2 bugfix version released, new filtering system based on the form framework and lots of new plugins released.


Fabien Potencier
Call the expert: A refactoring story (Part 4/5)
by Fabien Potencier – September 21, 2008

In the last part, we have seen how to move code from the Controller to the Model. The principle is quite simple, you want thin controllers and fat models. Today, we will see how the new form framework can help us keep this clean separation of concerns.


Fabien Potencier
Call the expert: A refactoring story (Part 3/5)
by Fabien Potencier – September 20, 2008

Today, we will start by refactoring some actions from the product module. As symfony is modeled after the MVC design pattern, Vince was pretty confident that he did the separation of concerns pretty well. The Controller role is to get data from the Model and pass them to the View. Pretty simple, no?


Fabien Potencier
Call the expert: A refactoring story (Part 2/5)
by Fabien Potencier – September 19, 2008

Refactoring implies a lot of changes in the code. It means that you need a way to check that you don't break anything during the process. So, before beginning the refactoring session, I asked Vince about its unit and functional test suite. But Vince had no unit or functional tests. So, we decided to write some functional tests before starting the refactoring.


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symfony 1.1.2 released
by Nicolas Perriault – September 18, 2008

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of symfony 1.1.2. A lot of bugs have been fixed in this new release, especially in the forms framework and in command-line tasks.


Fabien Potencier
Call the expert: A refactoring story (Part 1/5)
by Fabien Potencier – September 18, 2008

Some time ago, Vince, a seasoned PHP developer, asked me to have a look at his very first symfony project, a product store. As the mistakes he did were quite common, I decided to tell you the story of this refactoring session in the hope you will learn as much as Vince did.


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Doctrine gains symfony citizenship in 1.2
by Jonathan Wage – September 16, 2008

Today, Doctrine gained its citizenship in symfony 1.2.


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Be trained in Paris
by Nicolas Perriault – September 15, 2008

I provided a training session at the Symfony Camp 2008, and after having talked with some of the attendees it looks that it can be difficult to find symfony trainings in every country.


Javier Eguiluz
A week of symfony #89 (8->14 september 2008)
by Javier Eguiluz – September 14, 2008

This week, the second edition of the symfony camp was held, with more than 80 attendees. In the technical talks, the great new features of symfony 1.2 were shown and the future of symfony 2 was outlined. Besides, the Symfony community showed this week its strength with a massive support for symfony inclusion in NetBeans.


Stefan Koopmanschap
symfony Camp day 2
by Stefan Koopmanschap – September 13, 2008

The second and last conference day of symfony Camp was today.


Fabien Potencier
symfony Camp 2008 - Day 1
by Fabien Potencier – September 12, 2008

symfony Camp started yesterday with a symfony 1.1 training but today is the first conference day.


Javier Eguiluz
Support symfony inclusion in NetBeans
by Javier Eguiluz – September 11, 2008

NetBeans, the open-source development environment sponsored by Sun, is planning to include support for PHP frameworks in its upcoming versions. As there are so many PHP frameworks, NetBeans developers have organized a public election to choose the two PHP frameworks that will be initially supported.


Javier Eguiluz
A week of symfony #88 (1->7 september 2008)
by Javier Eguiluz – September 07, 2008

Symfony continued this week adding cool new features for the upcoming 1.2 version. The routing framework will be refactored to allow further customization and complete RESTful architecture. In addition, Propel plugin development showed an immense activity during this week.


Fabien Potencier
Call the expert: How to implement a conditional validator?
by Fabien Potencier – September 05, 2008

Jon wants to validate a form value but the validation depends on another form field. As Jon does not know how to do it with symfony 1.1, he called the expert. This post will explain how to accomplish this kind of conditional validation by using a post validator.


Fabien Potencier
New in symfony 1.2: Toward a RESTful architecture (Part 1)
by Fabien Potencier – September 04, 2008

Yesterday, I have committed the first slew of changes to the routing framework. Thanks to this refactoring, developers have new opportunities to customize the routing and this will allow very cool features in the very near future. But today, let's dive into the goodness of the symfony 1.2 routing framework.


Fabien Potencier
New in symfony 1.2: Small things matter
by Fabien Potencier – September 02, 2008

As for every symfony version, we try to simplify the API and make it more intuitive and powerful. Here are some examples that you will soon enjoy in symfony 1.2.