This week saw six new videos added to the site.
A tutorial on Symfony 4 has been highly requested since it released on 30th November 2017.
Since then we’ve had three patches, so we’re now on Symfony 4.0.3.
Have you tried it yet?
I Had My Doubts
I will be completely honest, for the longest time Symfony 4 scared me.
We switched from the Symfony 2 / Symfony 3 Standard Edition, to the Symfony 4 skeleton. From a nice “full stack” to a minimal, bare bones starting point.
The first time I used Symfony 4, I just couldn’t wrap my head around why they would remove most of the very useful things:
And then the more I read, the more I thought that the symfony/skeleton was taking Symfony to become a replacement Silex. And whilst I have used and quite like Silex, I preferred the Symfony Standard Edition / full-stack approach.
I also went into a panic as I thought pretty much everything on the CodeReviewVideos.com would be obsolete.
Thankfully, all my fears were eliminated when they released the symfony/website-skeleton.
For me, this is perfect.
All the benefits of why I use Symfony for all my web projects, with all the added new features and bug fixes.
And a bare bones edition for my command line apps.
My Favourite Video
Even though this is a Symfony 4 beginners series, the last two videos get a little geeky. I can’t help myself.
There’s a really interesting change in Symfony 4 with the way we use controllers.
It’s useful to know as a beginner, and hopefully it sparks your curiosity into knowing more about the “how” and “why” of Symfony generally.
This one should be useful even if you’re not a beginner.
There’s a lot of other change in progress at the moment, particularly on the back end of the site.
I’ve been putting some of the front end tweaks live this morning, and these take on board the suggestions I’ve had from site visitors. Thank you for all your feedback I really appreciate it.
There are still 15 or so videos to come from this batch. I’m currently taking a break from editing to write this.
Ok, on that note, have a great weekend, and happy coding.
Chris – CodeReviewVideos.com