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Starting in Symfony2

by Leanna Pelham and Ryan Weaver

Symfony is a PHP web application framework that leverages an MVC design approach. Learn how to develop a powerful, real-world application using Symfony. Ready to dive into services, containers, events, forms, Doctrine and more? Let's go!

What you'll learn

Symfony is a PHP web application framework that leverages an MVC design approach. Once you've mastered Symfony, you'll not only be able to build something amazing, you'll also be familiar with some of the most important programming concepts and web best practices of today. Join us as we start from the beginning: installing Symfony and starting to build our first pages. We'll then build a real events site complete with forms, security, complex database relationships and much more. Along the way, we'll learn about services - a hugely important concept to modern frameworks that will unleash you going forward.

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About the authors

Leanna is the creative force that makes KnpUniversity tutorials fun! If you've ever seen evil robot drawings when learning PHP or laughed at a dinosaur pun, you've seen her work. You can also find her at PHP conferences, casually antagonizing the leaders of many open source projects with a smile.

Ryan is the documentation lead for the Symfony Framework, trainer and consultant at KnpLabs US, writer for KnpUniversity.com and an avid supporter of open source as a tool to solve serious business problems.

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