Silex: I shall call it mini-Symfony!


Silex: It's the biggest microframework you'll ever use.  Or maybe the most lightweight framework you'll ever use.  Or it's just Symfony Junior.  So what is it?


Silex is, simply, a ready-made request/response pipeline built on the Symfony components, ready for you to build... whatever.  Unlike fullstack frameworks it doesn't imply a certain model or approach, and lets you define your own architecture, for better or worse. It does, however, share that same core pipeline with Symfony, with Drupal 8, and a dozen other modern PHP systems making it a great learning tool as well as production system.

In this session we will, before your very eyes, build up a small but functional Silex application from nothing but a composer.json file to a fully capable REST service.  Along the way we'll show how to keep you system decoupled and testable, without falling into the "anonymous callbacks are so easy; wait, now I can't test anything" trap.  And best of all, it will offer a direction for people who want to do more than "hello world" but don't know where to start without the pre-build scaffolding that a fullstack framework would provide.

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Tuesday, 12 May, 2015 - 15:45 to 16:45
411 - Symfony