13 Dec 2018

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SymfonyTour 2019

The SymfonyTour 2018 is now over! We ended this wonderful Tour of Symfony conferences last week at the amazing SymfonyCon in Lisbon. With 900+ attendees during 2 days of fantastic conferences, fabulous speakers, great sponsors and a few Pasteis de Nata, all wrapped up in the Portuguese atmosphere: it was the best way to end up the SymfonyTour 2018. This past year, we had the pleasure to meet you in Paris, Brühl (Phantasialand), London, Berlin, San Francisco and Lisbon. We organized 5 SymfonyLive conferences, local conferences, and the SymfonyCon, the international conference. More than 3,000 people attended the Symfony conferences in 2018! We were so happy to meet you there and hope you all enjoyed our conferences and learned plenty of new web development best practices with Symfony.

Next year, we are very pleased to organize even more conferences and meet the Symfony community in other countries! For the first time ever, we will organize a SymfonyLive conference in Tunisia, Brazil and Poland on top of the other conferences we already organize every year! We are also organizing for the first time ever another SymfonyLive conference in France, out of Paris, in Lille on March 1st.

Discover all the conferences we're organizing in 2019:

Here we go for the SymfonyTour 2019! Let's meet you at:

An amazing year is waiting for us ahead! We're super excited to meet you almost every month somewhere in the world! If you're part of a local community where a conference is organized and you'd like to volunteer, don't hesitate to send us an email at events[at]symfony.com.

See you very soon in 2019!


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13 Dec 2018 12:27pm GMT

10 Dec 2018

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SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 was a blast!

SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 - Wall banner

Last week, the Symfony Community met in Lisbon, Portugal, for the international Symfony conference from December 6th to 8th in the great Marriott hotel. We were super pleased to welcome more than 900 people, more than 25 speakers and our amazing sponsors. A full week of Symfony took place last week in the wonderful city of Lisbon, where we could already feel the magic atmosphere of Christmas. Meeting the Symfony Community was like a big family reunion at Christmas time. We were so pleased to meet you all and hope you had a great time there with us!

#SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 was a blast! Here is a sneak peak of the past 2 conference days! Thank you to all the attendees, speakers and sponsors 🎊 pic.twitter.com/GahhzfUmdx

- SymfonyCon Amsterdam 21-23 November 2019 (@symfonycon) December 8, 2018

Let's wrap up the past Symfony week starting with the pre-conference workshops

We had the great pleasure to welcome 150+ people to the pre-conference workshops. A big shout out to our fantastic trainers for sharing their knowledge during the pre-conference workshop days: Kévin Dunglas, Samuel Roze, Nicolas Grekas, Ryan Weaver, Titouan Galopin, Michael Cullum, Mateusz Zalewski, Łukasz Chruściel and their awesome assistants! We had several awesome workshops offered on December 4th and 5th among them: Writing Modern JavaScript with Symfony & Webpack Encore, Symfony 4 Best practices, Symfony Messenger, Building API-driven apps with API Platform, Mastering OOP & Design Patterns and Create an eCommerce website with Sylius. It was a good way for all the workshop trainees to enhance their knowledge and experience before the conference. Attending a pre-conference workshop is a great way to learn new skills, best practices and more. This year almost all our workshops were sold out, we hope that you learned a lot during those days!

December 6th and 7th: the conference days!

SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 - Audience

During 2 days, more than 25 speakers were on stage to present their talks and share their experience with all the attendees. 3 tracks (Advanced, Beginner and PHP) in 3 different conference rooms, all the attendees had the choice between 3 talks per hour (including the talks from the Unconference track), and sometimes the choice was not easy! The conference started with Fabien Potencier's Keynote about "Symfony Local Web Server reloaded", the number 2 Keynote part of a series entitled "Back to the Basics". After introducing the "Symfony Mailer" at the "Back to the Basics 1/n" Keynote at SymfonyLive London 2018, Fabien reloaded a Basic. The first day of the conference ends with fun by an unexpected magic trick by Rodric Haddad and the most excellent JeoPHPardy by Jeremy Mikola, thank you to all the players and congratulations to the winners; before heading to the Social Event downtown Lisbon.

SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 - Jeopardy Contestants

On the second day of the conference, the conference started with Anthony Ferrara's Keynote about "Microservices gone wrong". The Unconference took place on that day and we'd like to thank all the Unconference speakers for speaking there, it was their first speaking experience for some of them and we'd like to thank them for tooking the plunge. The closing Keynote was about "A year of Symfony", Sarah Khalil and Nicolas Grekas took us on a Symfony trip over what happened in the Symfony ecosystem over the last 12 months. It was time to realize how many great achievements has been made during the last year, it's always a good reminder!

SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 - Speaker

If you are looking for the slides or other information about the talks of the conference, you can find all the detailed information about the SymfonyCon talks on GitHub. If you attended the conference, you can still rate the speakers and leave a feedback about their talks on JoindIn, the links to all JoindIn talks are available on GitHub.

All the talks of the conference (except the talks from the Unconference track and the lightning talks) were recorded. You'll be able to watch them all online. They will soon be available to everyone on SymfonyCasts (before the end of the year), for the conference attendees they'll be available there for free! They'll also be on Symfony YouTube channel later in the year as well (free for everyone)!

December 8th: the Hackday to end smoothly the conference!

This year's Hackday was very impressive, a lot of people attended the hackday and 78 issues/PRs were opened during it including 26 on the diversity repository. The hackday was also a way to learn how to contribute to Symfony and a lot of the attendees enjoyed a workshop on how to contribute to Symfony by Ryan Weaver. Thank you to all the attendees who took the time to attend the hackday!

To finish, we'd like to give a big thank you to our sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor: SensioLabs

Gold Sponsors: Blackfire, eZ Systems, SymfonyCloud, Xing

Silver Sponsor: JetBrains

Bronze Sponsors: ManoMano and Trisoft

Community Sponsors: StickerMule, SymfonyCasts and ProdPad

Lanyard Sponsor: Blackfire

Thank you again to all the attendees, the speakers (you are amazing!) and the sponsors. See you all next year in Amsterdam, November 21-23. The website is already online (first time ever), you can register today and secure your place for next year!


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10 Dec 2018 3:12pm GMT

Local Web Server Reloaded for Symfony Apps

The new Symfony binary introduced as part of SymfonyCloud will be a key piece of the Symfony developer experience. During his SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 keynote, Fabien unveiled more of its amazing new features.

Symfony's binary provides a local web server that supports HTTP/2, uses PHP-FPM when possible and generates TLS certificates for local apps automatically. The new server supports multiple PHP versions, different PHP config per directory, aggregates all logs for easy debugging, allows to configure local domain names, etc.

Best of all is that it works on Linux, macOS and Windows, so you can download the Symfony binary and start using it right away. If you find any error, please create an issue on the symfony-cli-issues repo.

Check out Fabien's presentation to know all the details:

Stay tuned for more feature announcements and register for early access on SymfonyCloud.


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10 Dec 2018 11:49am GMT