Cover of the book Symfony 5: The Fast Track

Symfony 5: The Fast Track is the best book to learn modern Symfony development, from zero to production. +300 pages showcasing Symfony with Docker, APIs, queues & async tasks, Webpack, SPAs, etc.

The "symfony Forms in Action" book is online

I know that many of you were waiting for this news for so long, and I would like to thank you for your patience.

So, after several weeks of thorough work on writing and polishing the documentation for the new form framework, I'm happily ready to announce the availability of the first four chapters of the "symfony Forms in Action" book:

These chapters cover everything you need to get started. If you are a developer, you can read all chapters, from 1 to 4. If you are more of a web designer, then you probably only need to read chapter 3 to learn how to layout forms.

As symfony is made by French people, I'm pretty happy to announce that the book is also available in French:

Even if the four first chapters cover all the features that were available with the form system of symfony 1.0, more chapters are in the works to describe more advanced features. For the curious ones, here is the full table of contents:

  • Chapter 1 - Form Creation
  • Chapter 2 - Form Validation
  • Chapter 3 - Forms for Web Designers
  • Chapter 4 - Propel Integration
  • Chapter 5 - Advanced Forms
  • Chapter 6 - Nested Forms
  • Chapter 7 - Advanced Forms for Web Designers
  • Chapter 8 - Internationalisation and Localisation
  • Chapter 9 - Extending your Forms
  • Chapter 10 - Use with other frameworks
  • Appendix A - Bundled Widgets
  • Appendix B - Bundled Validators

I hope you will enjoy reading this book and that you will learn a lot from it. And please, don't hesitate to give us your feedback or ideas on how to improve the book. If you find typos, you can also submit a ticket on the trac system.

I also want to thank Dustin who spent the last few nights proofreading the book.

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Bel effort la traduction en français.
J'attendais ca depuis longtemps :)

ps : petite erreur dans l'article le titre du 4eme chapitre en français est pas le bon :)
Great, thanks for all this work!
cool! thank you!
Excellent news! I have been waiting for this. Now I just have to wait for the next few chapters to do nested forms :)
Many thanks!!
C'est fou que l'annonce de la sortie du livre "symfony Forms in Action" puisse me rendre aussi heureux !

Thanks to the team !
So, so, so great news ...
Heavy and loud thanks and congratulations to you Fabien (and to all the ones who worked on this).
That community is just awesome.
Great news! Thanks a lot for this work!
Merci beaucoup pour le challenge ;)
Bel effort de traduction en anglais ;)
will be the pdf version avalilable
thats why, this is the best framework ever :) excellent docs...
I am dying to see this document. I love symfony~~
Very nice documentation ... looking forward to the next chapters, and a good read.
Thx Fabien!!!

Finally the documentation I was waiting for a long time :) Great work!
This is sooooo fantastic! Thanks!!!
Je me réjouis de lire tout ça. Merci à toute l'équipe qui a travaillé sur ce book!
Is there a place we can view the development versions of the next chapters? I can't wait for chapter 6! :)
me too, im also looking forward for nested forms. especially handling dynamically added form sections via javascript

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