October 2013

What can you do with Symfony2? Quite a bit, judging by the exciting new open source projects being built on the framework. In this issue, learn about the CMF, the solution to your CMS woes, and Sylius, a next-generation ecommerce platform. Or start using Symfony2’s templating library Twig in your own projects with our tutorial. Plus: MySQL query tuning, our regular columnists, giveaways and more!

Contents

  • When starting a new web project, you have to decide whether it is a CMS project or an application. This is a difficult decision. For the application approach, you can use a solid and clean framework...
  • Image licensed by Ingram Image Soon after the Internet became a mass medium, many systems developed in order to seize new opportunities. E-commerce grew rapidly and many realized that there are...
  • ©iStockphoto.com/cultury Stand up if you've never used the amazing PHP construct include and/or require to assemble the layout of a website... I bet you're all still sat down. Me too. Using PHP as a...
  • In this article we will talk about query optimization with the focus on the queries with GROUP BY and ORDER BY. We will start with the basic concepts (Indexes, Explain plan in MySQL, etc) and then...
  • AWS SDK for PHPOctober 3 // Bellingham, WA, US // Free Following a bite to eat at Westside Pizza, AWS evangelist Jeremy Lindblom will be giving a talk on getting your app to run in the cloud. PHP...
  • This month, we speak to Rokas Šleinius about Kint, a drop-in replacement for PHP's native debugging functions. WPM: Who’s behind Kint? Šleinius: Kint has been a single-person project, but over the...
  • Over the past few weeks I have been giving a series of workshops and talks for Impact Hub, Kings Cross. This collaborative, shared workspace is a member of the international Impact Hub Association...
  • Every now and then, things go wrong. This is how life is and there is probably nothing we can really do about it. On the other hand, we automate more and more things, have computers and machines take...
  • According to one attendee, last year’s Percona Live MySQL Conference in London “was even more interesting than the first edition, and I had great fun discussing all the techie stuff with the right...