New in symfony 1.2: Small things matter
As for every symfony version, we try to simplify the API and make it more intuitive and powerful. Here are some examples that you will soon enjoy in symfony 1.2.
Application name in CLI tasks
Some Propel tasks take an application name as an argument because they need to connect to the database. This is sometimes counter-intuitive as some other Propel tasks do not require this argument.
As of symfony 1.2, this argument has been removed in favor of an optional "application" option.
If you don't provide the "application" option, symfony will take the database configuration from the project
which is the behavior you expect most of the time.
propel:build-all-load now behaves like any other
# symfony 1.2 ./symfony propel:build-all-load # symfony 1.1 ./symfony propel:build-all-load application_name
You can also load data fixtures or dump your database to YAML with the following commands:
./symfony propel:data-load ./symfony propel:data-dump
Of course you can still provide an application if you need a specific configuration:
./symfony propel:buil-all-load --application=frontend
DELETE support from the browser
You can now simulate
DELETE requests from a browser by using the
POST method and by adding a special
sf_method hidden parameter:
<form action="#" method="POST"> <input type="hidden" name="sf_method" value="PUT" /> <!-- // ... --> </form>
With such a form, a call to
sfRequest::getMethod() will return
Stay tuned for more new features that will enable easy and native RESTful applications in symfony.
Shortcuts in the response
As of symfony 1.2, these two methods return the information in a ready-to-be-used, de-duplicated, and ordered format:
array( 'bar.css' => array(), 'foo.css' => array(), )
sfValidatorSchemaCompare constant values have been changed. The following two examples are now equivalent:
// symfony 1.1 and 1.2 $v = new sfValidatorSchemaCompare('left', sfValidatorSchemaCompare::EQUAL, 'right'); // symfony 1.2 only $v = new sfValidatorSchemaCompare('left', '==', 'right');
The new one is much more readable and intuitive.
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