Symfony is a PHP framework originally created by the Sensio Labs company in 2005. It is free software released under the MIT license. The actual major version is 5 and the last minor version is 5.0. One of the most interesting feature of this framework is that is has a predictable roadmap which is a huge edge when using in a professional context. It also provides a long term support version (LTS) which provides a minimum 3 years maintenance period. The actual LTS is 4.4.
Published on 2020-12-31 • Modified on 2020-12-31
In this post, we will see how to secure an API with JWT and API-Platform. We will generate JWT security tokens thanks to the lexik/jwt-authentication-bundle, and we will take advantage of the new property security parameter introduced in API Platform 2.6.
Published on 2020-12-03 • Modified on 2020-12-03
In this post, we will see how API Platform can help us to document and migrate manual endpoints in a Symfony application. We will see concrete examples related to this blog application.
Published on 2020-10-15 • Modified on 2020-10-15
In this post, we will see how to use an expression for disabling the security of a Symfony administration in the dev environment. We won't use an IP based test like the documentation explains, but we will use the application's environment instead.
Published on 2020-07-23 • Modified on 2020-07-23
In this post, we will see how to add a custom data collector in the Symfony debug bar. The debug bar, also called profiler, is one of the most useful components as it is of great help when developing. We will see a concrete case to help us improving the SEO of a website by displaying meta-information about the current page.
Published on 2020-06-21 • Modified on 2020-10-18
In this post, we will see how to do step by step debugging with Xdebug, Symfony and PHPStorm. We will do a basic example where we will stop the execution of the Symfony code just before rendering a template to check the data passed to it.
Published on 2020-05-15 • Modified on 2020-12-05
In this post, I will introduce you to Cw which is an acronym for "Cache Watcher". Cw is a small Go (Golang) program that watches your Symfony files and warms your cache when needed, so you don't have to wait when refreshing your browser.
Published on 2020-03-28 • Modified on 2020-03-28
In this post, we will see how to set up a CI/CD workflow for a Symfony project thanks to the GitHub actions. It will cover from configuring PHP on the runner host to launching the unit and functional tests of the Symfony application.
Published on 2020-02-19 • Modified on 2020-03-14
In this post, we will see how to use Doctrine repositories as services without adding additional configuration to the services.yaml file.
Published on 2019-12-31 • Modified on 2019-12-31
In this post, we will see how to use the Symfony AbstractController that was introduced in Symfony 3.3/4.1. We will review what we used to do before and the evolutions that were done from symfony 1 to Symfony 5, especially how services were declared and used. Eventually, we will try to understand why this new "Base controller" was introduced.