Books for symfony 1.3/1.4

The symfony 1.3 and 1.4 final releases are just around the corner, and will probably be published next Monday. As you might have noticed, the symfony documentation have also been updated to take into account the changes made in those two new versions.

Getting Started with symfony 1.3 & 1.4

If you are new to symfony, the Getting Started with symfony tutorial is the best way to get started on the right foot. It explains everything you need to know about symfony installation. In a matter of minutes, you will be ready to use symfony and start a new project.

If you have already used a previous symfony version, you should read the following tutorials:

  • What's new?: Discover the new features of symfony 1.3 and 1.4;

  • Upgrade to 1.3/1.4: Learn about how to upgrade your symfony 1.2 projects to symfony 1.3/1.4;

  • Which version of symfony?: If you don't know which version of symfony to use or if you don't understand why two versions of symfony are released at the same time, this tutorial will give you all the answers to your questions;

  • Deprecated in 1.3: Learn about deprecated features that have been removed in symfony 1.4.

The symfony 1.3 & 1.4 Reference Guide

The reference guide has been extensively updated and now comes with two new sections: one about the new mailer section of factories.yml and another one describing the module.yml configuration file. The new table of contents reads as follows:

Practical symfony 1.3 & 1.4

Last year at the same period, we published an advent calendar about building an application with symfony 1.2. The tutorial has been later converted to a book. For symfony 1.3/1.4, we have updated the book and reworked it to make it even better. Of course, there is a new chapter about sending emails, and all other chapters have been reworked to leverage the new features of symfony 1.3 & 1.4:

Feel free to read the new documentation for free online, or help us improving it by buying the printed book on Amazon, or on any other major book seller.


Excelent news!! I'm waiting this releases
That's great ! But what about the missing chapters of ?
That's great! Unfortunately not available in europe.
Thank you for all the hard work on these latest releases and books, it makes web development much more fun and better organized!
What about the "real" and most complete documentation, I mean the Definitive Guide ?
Which still have some chapters that deals with Symfony 1.0 :D
Yeah, reference and practical syfony doesn't replace the defenitive guide. It lacks many of 1.2 features (forms, toutes) and I had a hope that it will be upgraded for 1.3/1.4.

Please, don't leave it as it is ) This is the best book for symfony, and it shouldn't be deprecated!

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