Do you know Jobeet?

The symfony framework has been an Open-Source project for more than three years and has become one of the most popular PHP frameworks thanks to its great features and great documentation. And this grand tradition started early on.

In December 2005, just after the first official release of symfony, we published the "Askeet tutorial", a set of 24 tutorials, published day-by-day between December 1st and Christmas.

This tutorial has proven to be an invaluable tool to promote the framework to newcomers. A lot of developers learned symfony thanks to askeet, and many companies still use askeet as their main training material.

Today, we are celebrating the release of symfony 1.2 and the askeet tutorial starts to show its age. So, it's time for another fresh tutorial.

Enter Jobeet, the 2008 symfony advent calendar tutorial!

That's right, we will do it again. As for askeet, every day including week-ends, a new tutorial will be published. Each tutorial is meant to last about one hour, and will be the occasion to learn symfony by coding a real web application, from start to finish.

Every day, new features will be added to the application, and we'll take advantage of this development to introduce you to new symfony functionalities as well as good practices in symfony web development.

Tutorials will be published everyday on this blog and permanently available in the documentation section of the website. If you are not yet subscribed to the symfony blog feed, that's the right time to do so.

As the Jobeet tutorial has been written for symfony beginners, the only requirements are a good knowledge of PHP5 and Object Oriented programming. But even if you already know symfony, take the time to read the tutorials as you will probably learn new tricks, and learn about the new exciting symfony 1.2 features.

One last word before you discover Jobeet. The symfony framework is more than just code and documentation. It's also about the community. And symfony has one of the most active community around. With the release of symfony 1.2 and the new Jobeet tutorial, this is yet another opportunity to leverage our community magic power.

So, if you have a blog, if you are active on PHP forums, or if you meet fellow PHP developers who do not use a framework yet, it's time to spread the word about all the new symfony goodness. To ease your task, we have prepared some banners to be used on your websites and blogs:

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You can also just tweet about it!

Enjoy Jobeet and start reading the day 1 tutorial as it has just been published.

UPDATE: If you want to translate the tutorial day by day in another language, send me your trac username and I will grant your write access to the jobeet tutorial. But first, subscribe to the documentation mailing-list, as all translations are coordinated there and some people have already expressed interest in such translations.

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Congrats to everyone involved in this - I'm sure this will prove to be a vital tool in learning symfony!
Cool! thanks for your superwork!
Thanks for symfony 1.2 and this newer long day-by-day tutorial :)
symfony 1.2, Jobeet,
that's too much for one day.

Congratulations again ;)
Great work.
Thank so much.
so cool :)
This is great. Now whatever barriers I had not to move onto symfony 1.2 are gone.
Excellent job for 1.2, and a great move to redo askeet! I started with symfony thanks to the outstanding askeet tutorial, and I bet thousands will do so with the upcoming Jobeet. Thank you!!!
Great! It will be a very good way to promote sf1.2 and its new features :)
New version, new tutorial... Thanks Santa/symfony team !
Fantastic news I love you guys :o
Great to see this so close to the 1.2 release, I'm sure it will make a big difference in me moving to 1.2 from 1.0.
Keep it up!
Thank you, Symfony! Thank you, Symfony! Thank you, Symfony! Thank you, Symfony! Thank you, Symfony! Thank you, Symfony! Thank you, Symfony!
How can i help to translate to spanish??
Excellent news. I came to symfony with 1.0 and the askeet tutorial.

I was expecting more tutorials and we will get jobeet !!!

I am curious. What ORM are you using : Doctrine, Propel or may be both ?
@puentesdiaz: Subscribe to the documentation mailing-list (, and express your interest to translate into to spanish.

Top notch work, guys, once again. Thanks and keep it up!
Congratulations from Slovakia. Thaks for Symfony.
awesome :) askeet reactivation ;)

I hope next symfony version will be LTS
Thanks Fabien this is going to be great. The excellent documentation is what first attracted me to symfony!
Great! Throw away your normal christmas calendars and be curious about the upcoming tutorials :P It's a perfect time to promote the 1.2 release!
Dos palabras, como decimos en Argentina. "Im-presionante", muy buen trabajo. Felicitaciones a todo el Equipo de Symfony. Congratulations!!!!
Kudos to you!

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