Create a real-life application from design to deployment and explore all the major aspects of the Symfony frameworkSet up the foundations for a database-driven web site using Symfony
Create a list of products by accessing data from a database, paginate the menu, and then customize its look
Create formsófrom simple contact forms to complex onesówith user-defined fields using sfFormExtraPlugin
Send email notifications to the customers using PHP SwiftMailer library
Create quick development task plug-ins to save your development time and package them into your application
Configure and customize Symfony's admin generator to create a nice looking back-office
Secure your backend application with the Symfony authentication mechanism, leveraging the power of the sfGuardPlug-in security and authentication plug-in
Enhance your search mechanism by using the JQueryAutoComplete Widget to add an auto-complete feature to it
Allow your users to choose their preferred language for display by introducing internationalization and localization to your application
Integrate a component from another framework into your application with minimum effort
Optimize the response time of your site by using compression and caching
With its flexible architecture, the Symfony framework allows you to build modern web applications and web services easily and rapidly. The MVC components separate the logic from the user interface and therefore make developing, changing, and testing your applications much faster. Using Symfony you can minimize repetitive coding tasks, optimize performance, and easily integrate with other libraries and frameworks.
Although this framework contains with many powerful features, most developers do not exploit Symfony to its full potential.
This book makes it easy to get started and produce a powerful and professional-looking web site utilizing the many features of Symfony. Taking you through a real-life application, it covers all major Symfony framework features without pushing you into too much theoretical detail, as well as throwing some light on the best practices for rapid application development.
This book takes you through detailed examples as well as covering the foundations that you will need to get the most out of the Symfony framework. You will learn to shorten the development time of your complex applications and maintain them with ease. You will create several useful plug-ins and add them to your application and automate common tasks. The book also covers best practices and discussions on security and optimization. You will learn to utilize all major features of this framework by implementing them in your application.
By the end, you should have a good understanding of the development features of Symfony (for Propel as well as Doctrine editions), and be able to deploy a high-performance web site quite easily.
What you will learn from this book
This book is an example driven tutorial that takes you through the process of building Model-View-Controller-based web applications. You will create and develop an online store application. It also covers best practices for better and quicker application development.
This book is for PHP web developers who want to get started with Symfony 1.3. If you are already using Symfony 1.0 or are new to Symfony, you will learn how to use it in the best way to produce better applications faster.
Basic knowledge of Object Oriented design and ORM will be quite helpful.
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Publisher: Packt Publishing
Page Count (est.): 211
Pub Date: 9/24/2009