Extending Symfony2 Web Application Framework

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Learn
  • Make and review services and listeners
  • Integrate your extension with specific hooks
  • Create custom commands, templates, and database integration
  • Customize the security layer
  • Configure extensions to share with the community
  • Integrate to the same level as Symfony's core modules
About

Symfony is a high performance PHP framework for developing MVC web applications. Symfony1 allowed for ease of use but its shortcoming was the difficulty of extending it. However, this difficulty has now been eradicated by the more powerful and extensible Symfony2. Information on more advanced techniques for extending Symfony can be difficult to find, so you need one resource that contains the advanced features in a way you can understand.

This tutorial offers solutions to all your Symfony extension problems. You will get to grips with all the extension points that Symfony, Twig, and Doctrine offer and understand how each of them can be specifically leveraged to achieve cleaner, better structured, and re-usable code for your application.

Beginning with the core concepts of Services and Listeners, you quickly move on to learn the complexity of forms, creating commands, and implementing security, and finally you will share these extensions with others. This book will tell you everything you need to know to regain control of your code, to keep things simple, and share it within your application(s) or even the world. Whether you have already written extensions for Symfony2 or not, this book will be a useful guide through all possible types of extensions, and how each of them can be implemented and leveraged in your own applications.

Features
  • Extend the main elements of Symfony 2
  • Learn about the internal Symfony 2 framework
  • Customize developed web applications with Symfony 2
Page Count 140
Course Length 4 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781783287192
Date Of Publication 25 Mar 2014

Authors

Sébastien Armand

Sébastien Armand is a software developer based in Beijing, China. He spent most of the past five years working with Symfony, building internal IT systems. He co-founded mashupsports.com, a social website for sports enthusiasts based on Symfony2. He contributed to Symfony and the Symfony documentation on many occasions.