Archives for December 2008

A week of symfony #104 (22->28 december 2008)

Despite holidays, symfony continues fixing bugs and improving its performance. Moreover, this week ended the wildly successful Jobeet tutorial. Lastly, 7 new plugins were introduced and more than 16 plugins were updated.

Jobeet - Day 24: Another Look at symfony

As we wrap up the Jobeet tutorial, let's have another look at the framework. Forget Jobeet for an hour, and recall all the features you learned during the last three weeks.

Jobeet - Day 23: The Deployment

Today, we will see what need to be done before going to production, what kind of deploying strategies you can use, and also the tools you need for a successful deployment.

Jobeet - Day 22: The Cache

Today, we will talk about the HTML cache. To improve your website performance, you can cache whole HTML pages or just parts of them.

A week of symfony #103 (15->21 december 2008)

Jobeet tutorial continued attracting symfony community attention during this week. As a consequence, documentation activity is booming with tens of fixes, translations, enhancements and edits. Meanwhile, sfDoctrinePlugin fixed lots of bugs this week and five new plugins were published.

Jobeet - Day 21: The Design Day

As announced at the beginning of the Jobeet tutorial, we are holding a design contest today. The goal is to choose the default design used by Jobeet.

Jobeet - Day 20: The Plugins

Today, we will talk about plugins: what they are, what you can bundle in a plugin, and what they can be used for.

Jobeet - Day 19: Internationalization and Localization

Today, we will talk about Jobeet internationalization (or i18n) and localization (or l10n).

Jobeet - Day 18: AJAX

Today, to enhance the responsiveness of the search engine, we will take advantage of AJAX to convert the search engine to a live one.

Jobeet - Day 17: Search

Two days ago, we added some feeds to keep Jobeet users up-to-date with new job posts. Today, we will continue to improve the user experience by implementing the latest main feature of the Jobeet website: the search engine.

Jobeet - Day 16: Web Services

When you post a job, you will want to have the greatest exposure possible. If your job is syndicated on a lot of small websites, you will have a better chance to find the right person. That's the power of the long tail. Affiliates will be able to publish the latest posted jobs on their websites thanks to the web services we will develop today.

Jobeet - Day 15: Feeds

If you are looking for a job, you will probably want to be informed as soon as a new job is posted. And it is not very convenient to check the website every other hour. To keep our Jobeet users up-to-date, we will add several job feeds today.

A week of symfony #102 (8->14 december 2008)

Jobeet tutorial focused symfony community attention this week. Meanwhile, the first maintenance version of symfony 1.2.x branch was released and the 14,000th changeset milestone was achieved.

Jobeet - Day 14: The Lazy Day

With the description of the symfony User class yesterday, we have now finished our tour of the fundamental features of symfony. You still need to learn a lot but you should already be able to create simple symfony projects all by yourself.

Jobeet - Day 13: The User

Today, we will discover how symfony manages persistent data between HTTP requests.

Jobeet - Day 12: The Admin Generator

Today, thanks to the admin generator functionality of symfony, we will develop a complete backend interface for Jobeet in just one hour.

symfony 1.2.1 released

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Jobeet - Day 11: Testing your Forms

Yesterday we created our first form with symfony. People are now able to post a new job on Jobeet but we ran out of time before we could add some tests. That's what we will do today. Along the way, we will also learn more about the form framework.

Jobeet - Day 10: The Forms

The second week of Jobeet got off to a flying start with the introduction of the symfony test framework. We will continue today with the form framework.

Jobeet - Day 9: The Functional Tests

Today, we will write functional tests for the features we have already implemented in the job and category modules.

Jobeet - Day 8: The Unit Tests

Today, we will start talking about something completely different: automated tests.

Jobeet for Doctrine

Follow the Jobeet 24 day tutorial using Doctrine!

A week of symfony #101 (1->7 december 2008)

Symfony is living its best moment ever and this week is a good proof of it. The week started with the launch of the stable version of symfony 1.2. Simultaneously, symfony unveiled Jobeet, a comprehensive tutorial describing how to create a complete application with symfony 1.2. A new one-hour tutorial will be published daily from december 1st until december 24th.

Jobeet - Day 7: Playing with the Category Page

I hope you worked on the Jobeet category page as today's tutorial will then be much more valuable for you.

Jobeet - Day 6: More with the Model

Today, we will enhance the Jobeet website by tweaking the code here and there. In the process, you will learn more about all the features we have introduced this week.

Five days of Jobeet

We started publishing the Jobeet tutorial five days ago, and the first feedbacks have been very encouraging.

Jobeet - Day 5: The Routing

Today we will dive into the wonderful world of the symfony routing framework.

Jobeet - Day 4: The Controller and the View

Today, we are going to customize the basic job module we created yesterday.

Jobeet - Day 3: The Data Model

Those of you itching to open your text editor and lay down some PHP will be happy to know today's tutorial will get us into some development.

Call the expert: Simple Registration with sfDoctrineGuardPlugin

Tutorial demonstrating how to setup a simple registration form for the sfDoctrineGuardPlugin.

Jobeet - Day 2: The Project

Today, we will take the time to describe the requirements of the Jobeet project with some basic mockups.

Introducing the symfony + Doctrine Book

Today I am happy to introduce the first official piece of documentation for symfony and Doctrine.

Jobeet - Day 1: Starting up the Project

Read the first day of the symfony tutorial.

Do you know Jobeet?

You will need to read the full blog post to know what Jobeet is...