Updates About the "Symfony 5: The Fast Track" Book
A few weeks ago, we announced the publication of Symfony 5: The Fast Track, a new book about developing modern applications with Symfony 5. We're thrilled to announce that book contents have been completed on time.
The full Table of Contents gives a detailed insight into the topics discussed in the book. In addition to all the introductory topics around Symfony itself, the book explains things like:
- The Messenger component and the integration of Symfony with RabbitMQ for fully asynchronous features;
- The Workflow component to make decisions around business logic;
- Exposing internal APIs using API Platform and consuming external APIs with the HttpClient component;
- Building a Single-Page Application (SPA), linking it with the Symfony backend and providing a smartphone application based on the SPA.
Even if the book is short (about 250 pages) and very readable, it explains how to build a real and modern application. Don't expect a "Hello World" project or a traditional PHP + database project. The following diagram of the final infrastructure showcases the extend of the tools and services explained:
One of the great benefits of using a framework is the small amount of code needed to develop such a project:
- 20 PHP classes under
src/for the website;
- 550 PHP Logical Lines of Code (LLOC) as reported by PHPLOC;
- 40 lines of configuration tweaks in 3 files (via annotations and YAML), mainly to configure the backend design;
- 20 lines of development infrastructure configuration (Docker);
- 100 lines of production infrastructure configuration (SymfonyCloud);
- 5 explicit environment variables.
You can still support this project on Kickstarter. For companies, there are still a few slots to include your logo in the book.
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