Category: PHP

Composer 101

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows us to declare the libraries (packages from now on) on which our project depends on and downloads them for us. With many high quality packages available to us, the are redefining they way we are building PHP software. You can browse through the wide […]

March 19 / 2014
Author Raul Fraile
Category PHP, Tutorials
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Symfony2 components overview: Translation

This post covers the Symfony Translation component. The component  provides tools to internationalize our applications. The Translation component Modern applications need to be internationalized and localized to be able to reach people from all over the world. Internationalization – aka i18n – is the process of designing a software application so that it can be adapted […]

March 18 / 2014

Symfony2 components overview: Templating

In the 7th post of this series we are going to talk about a very important component for modern PHP frameworks. This component is usually hidden under a few abstractions to make the life of framework users easier, we are talking about the Templating component. The Templating component The Templating component provides an engine-agnostic infrastructure […]

March 11 / 2014

Symfony2 components overview: Validator

In the first five posts of this series we have been talking about key components for any PHP framework from the point of view of their internals, such as HttpFoundation to abstract the HTTP protocol, HttpKernel to convert a Request into a Response, Routing to map requests to controllers, EventDispatcher to add reusability and extensibility, […]

March 03 / 2014

Symfony2 components overview: Config

After a few weeks, we continue with the Symfony2 components series. This time we are going to be talking about the Config component, which helps you to load and validate configuration values, regardless of their source. Let’s imagine we want to create a blog generator system, which will take a few configuration parameters such as […]

February 21 / 2014