Meet our new official family member: SymfonyCasts!
We've been teasing it for the past 2 weeks and we loved your guesses! A lot of you somehow knew which long-time friend we were talking about.
As of today, we are extremely excited and honored to welcome SymfonyCasts to the Symfony family. And, you probably already know them as KnpUniversity. Its team, videos, and (sometimes) bad jokes are now SymfonyCasts!
What does that mean for the Symfony community? We hope a lot of good things!
What Does this All Mean?
It's no secret that video tutorials can be a huge way to make technology accessible to more people. And that's super important for the Symfony community. For that reason - just like other technologies - it makes sense for Symfony to have an official video platform: something we can promote across the community so that newcomers know about it & can use it. SymfonyCasts is a subscription service. But, keep reading: SymfonyCasts does something for free that almost no other video service does.
Oh, and SymfonyCasts wasn't acquired: it's still the same team making the same content that many of you already love. But, SymfonyCasts can now work more closely with Symfony: making sure their tutorials move in sync with the code and, most importantly, creating more Symfony tutorials!
The Symfony Docs & SymfonyCasts
What about the official written docs? Those are still the most important part of Symfony's documentation and that won't change. SymfonyCasts enhances the overall documentation by adding over 90 hours of video content. That's great!
But, it's even more than that. Don't prefer watching videos? Or, can't afford access to SymfonyCasts right now? No problem. One of SymfonyCasts' goals has always been to make its content accessible to everyone. To do that, the written script is available - for free - below every video, alongside expandable code blocks so that you can see the exact code being built.
If you're watching the video, English captions are also available. for the latest tutorials. Even more fun, you can click anywhere on the script to go straight to that part of the video. The videos are meant to be as accessible as possible.
SymfonyCasts Helps Support Symfony
Another reason we're excited is that, as part of the official family, SymfonyCasts now directly helps support the funding & development of Symfony. This is an important detail that helps to make sure the Symfony ecosystem can sustain itself far into the future.
But wait, there's more! SymfonyCasts will sponsor Ryan Weaver to work on the official Symfony documentation each Friday for (at least) the rest of 2018. He's got big plans for this time. Yep, SymfonyCasts is already helping to push the written documentation forward! Thank you Ryan and your team!
We are very pleased to add SymfonyCasts to the top nav of Symfony's website! We were missing official video tutorials about Symfony. But not anymore.
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