Today, the symfony community celebrates the 500th plugin, published on the official symfony plugin repository. That's a great achievement.
In the context of this economic crisis, you may not feel like buying new hardware but instead pay attention on what is slowing down your existing servers. During one of these optimization sessions, I discovered that in addition to our own mess, every page handled by symfony's routing was spending a constant and disproportionate amount of CPU time to initialize.
An optimization committed to all branches of symfony earlier today may increase your application's performance by up to 50%! (No, this is not another April Fools post.)
The Symfony team is pleased to announce its latest contribution to the open source community, the Symfony Service Exploder.