Symfony 2010s Decade in Review
Today, December 31, 2019, is the last day of the 2010s decade. That's why it's the perfect moment to make a quick recap of the last 10 years for the Symfony project. We've flicked through the thousands of articles published in this blog since 2010 and we've selected the most significant events. Let's take a trip down memory lane.
- Symfony source code migrates to Git
- Symfony 2 is previewed at SymfonyLive Paris 2010 which gathers around 250 attendees
- First Symfony conference in America (San Francisco, USA)
- The security of Symfony, Doctrine and Twig source code is audited by an external auditor thanks to a community-funded initiative.
- Dailymotion, the largest independent video website, migrates to Symfony
- Symfony 2.0 is released, which is the main "turning point" in Symfony's history
- Symfony introduces a new logo, new branding, new domain (
symfony-project.com) and a new website
- SymfonyConnect is introduced (it was originally introduced as SensioLabs Connect)
- The first edition of the Symfony Community Awards
- Drupal announces the adoption of some Symfony components for Drupal 8
- eZ Publish 5 announces its migration to Symfony and Twig
- Symfony Components are published as standalone packages thanks to the Git subtree splitting
- symfony 1.4 reaches end of maintenance
- Symfony moves to a time-based release process
- The official Symfony certification is introduced during the SymfonyLive Paris 2012 conference
- The first Symfony Docs Online Hack Day
- The first Symfony Code Online Hack Day
- The first SymfonyCon takes place in Warsaw (Poland)
- Symfony CMF releases its first stable version
- Symfony website starts listing all the main projects using Symfony
- The second edition of the Symfony Community Awards
- Symfony introduces a new installer
- The Symfony Demo application is published
- Symfony achieves 100% PHP7 compatibility
- Symfony elePHPants arrive on time for SymfonyCon Paris 2015
- The third edition of the Symfony Business and Community Awards
- The new Symfony release process takes place (5 minor versions per branch and the last version is LTS)
- Symfony announces its "experimental features" program
- Symfony components surpass 1 billion downloads
- Fabien publishes his vision for the revolutionary Symfony 4 version
- Symfony 4 is released, introducing Flex to automate package installation, service autowiring and autoconfiguration, 70% smaller apps than in Symfony 3, more standardization and great performance.
- Symfony introduces its Diversity initiative and a new Code of Conduct
- The first version of MakerBundle is published
- Symfony introduces a composer plugin to say "Thank you!" to your dependencies
- The fourth edition of the Symfony Community Awards
- Symfony announces a scholarship program for SymfonyCon Cluj 2017
- Symfony announces the end of symfony 1, the end of Silex microframework, and the end of the Symfony Standard Edition
- Symfony adheres to the "reproducible builds" practice
- Symfony introduces the Security Monitoring service
- The first CARE Team is appointed to help the community and make sure that the Code of Conduct is enforced
- SymfonyCasts joins the Symfony family of services
- The Symfony and Twig certification exams are now taken online
- Symfony introduces SymfonyCloud, the best way to host your Symfony applications
- Symfony becomes an independent company after 14 years of support from SensioLabs
- Security Bug Bounty Program for Symfony
- The European Union organizes a Symfony and API Platform hackathon
- Symfony introduces the Symfony CLI which provides a new installer and a local web server
- SymfonyLive Brasil 2019 (the first official Symfony conference in South America) and SymfonyLive Tunis 2019 (the first official Symfony conference in Africa)
- Symfony changes the maintenance period of standard releases
- Symfony 5: The Fast Track book is published to show how to develop modern applications with Symfony 5
This decade has been an incredible journey for the Symfony project. And we're ending the decade at the peak of our popularity. The number of project contributors, Symfony developers, projects using Symfony, Symfony components downloads and Symfony conference attendees is still growing after so many years.
There are many reasons for the Symfony success, but we have no doubt about the most important one: you. Thanks for being part of the amazing Symfony community, especially to the thousands of people who have been 10 years or more with us.
Here's to the next decade of Symfony!
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