Tag Archives: Symfony

A Symfony Developer’s tips, tricks and hacks: How we get the most out of our tools

A lot of the tools I use on a day-to-day basis as a Symfony developer at White October are well-known and widely-used by others.  What other people may not know, however, are the tips, tricks and hacks that I and my team use to get the most out of them. This article explores a few […]

What do the new Symfony “Best Practices” mean for frontend developers?

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. The Symfony team recently published a Best Practices document outlining their recommendations for all sorts of things about how Symfony applications should be developed. If your team has adopted these best practices, what will that mean for you as a frontend […]

Symfony for frontend developers #5 – Assets and Assetic

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Introduction Symfony has some useful functionality for dealing with your site’s assets – its javascripts, images and stylesheets.  Most Symfony apps also use “Assetic” to provide even more power and control.  This blog post helps you understand how these asset-management approaches […]

Symfony for frontend developers #4 – Styling Symfony forms

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Updated: This article was updated in December 2015 to include a few extra details based on our experience of using this guide to help with more of our projects. Introduction Symfony can create an entire form for you from a single […]

Symfony for frontend developers #3 – Setting Twig variables

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Introduction A common issue encountered by frontend devs using Twig is not knowing where the values of the variables they’re using actually come from.  Answering this one requires unravelling quite a lot about Symfony and Twig, so let’s dive in! Where […]

Symfony for frontend developers #2 – Twig templates

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Introduction Symfony projects don’t have to use the Twig templating language, but it’s very useful.  We use it on all our Symfony2 projects here at White October. If you’re a frontend developer, Twig will be both a blessing and a curse. […]

Symfony for frontend developers #1 – where are my files?!

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Update 30/10/2014 The new Symfony Best Practices recommend various different locations for files.  If your project follows those recommendations, check out What do the new Symfony “Best Practices” mean for frontend developers? Introduction When I work with the frontend developers who are styling […]

Symfony for frontend developers

Summary We’re building up a series of blog posts on “Symfony for frontend developers”.  Links will be added here as articles are published: Symfony for Frontend Developers #1 Where are my files? Symfony for frontend developers #2 – Twig templates Symfony for frontend developers #3 – Setting Twig variables Symfony for frontend developers #4 – […]

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