The Symfony Project turns 9!
Where does the time go? This milestone reminds us all of how Symfony has become an important part of our professional lives and been changing the way we work with code for almost a decade! (We won’t even talk about the whole "we’re all getting older" thing!)
When Symfony 1 was launched, no one shared it on Facebook. Back then, the site was called The Facebook and was restricted to American Universities. No one read the launch news on their iPhones. The first model launched almost two years later. And no one could retweet this news, because Twitter simply didn't exist.
Over the last several years, the Symfony project has completely and continually reinvented itself. Originally a pure MVC framework with some auto-magical features, now it's both a set of decoupled components and a full-stack Request-Response framework backed by a vast development community.
The Symfony Community is one of the most important achievements of the project so far. We are so proud of all of you and it's crazy to think that wherever you travel on this wonderful planet, odds are that you'll find a Symfony developer nearby!
In addition to celebrating this incredible milestone, it seems the perfect time to thank all the project's code contributors and documentation contributors for their valuable work. Don't forget to cheer for them on Twitter, Facebook, via email and especially in real life!
Update: Fabien has just announced that to celebrate this anniversary, the top 150 Symfony contributors will get a very special gift.
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