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A month of Symfony Documentation #5 (April 2015)

This month, some existing article were reviewed and improved to be easier to understand and more focused. As the community best practices improve, so do the articles in the documentation! Additionally, Symfony 2.7 is now at feature-freeze, and new articles about the new features are beginning to be merged.

New Documentation

Javier Eguiluz has revisited the installation guides to explain the new Symfony installer. This has made it a lot easier to get started.

Philipp Rieber started improving the Heroku deployment guide. This month, a warning was added about how to install dev dependencies on Heroku. Another PR is coming soon, adding more information about custom compile steps on Heroku.

Alexander Schwenn has updated the extension of Xliff files from .xliff to .xlf, which already was the default Xliff extension in Symfony since 2012.

After Symfony 2.8 was announced, Maks3w immediately made sure that the release process document was updated.

The docbot, which will review the PRs in the future, made its first review of the Quick Tour section of the documentation this month. Wouter de Jong made sure to fix all the things the bot catched.

New Proposals

Wouter de Jong proposed a new "frontend" cookbook section to describe how to use frontend tools inside your Symfony application, starting with an article about Bower.

He also proposed a new recipe on how to prepare for the upcoming 3.0 release at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Javier Eguiluz proposed a recipe about installing unstable versions. This is useful when you want to test an upcoming Symfony release for instance.

Documentation Hack day: May 23rd

There will also be a documentation hack day this month! During this day, the documentation team will be available in the #symfony-docs channel on freenode. This is the perfect day to start contributing to the docs. Read more about it in the dedicated blog post.

Documentation Activity

This month, 50 PRs were merged, containing almost 1500 additions and 1400 deletions. In total, 44 people have contributed to the docs this month. Alexander Schwenn is the top contributor of this month. We thank you all for helping!

For a complete list of changes, please see the changelog.

The documentation is maintained by Ryan Weaver, Christian Flothmann and Wouter de Jong. It can be found on GitHub.

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A month of Symfony Documentation #5 (April 2015)

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