A fast-paced developer's guide to using Symfony2 to make your everyday web development work more efficientAbout This BookBuild web applications with the latest features of Symfony2Focus on common tasks such as creating CRUD, creating an API, and providing a loginInstall and configure Symfony2 and evaluate it for your everyday needsWho This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at experienced programmers, especially those familiar with a closely related technology such as Yii or Laravel, but who now want to learn Symfony quickly.This book will also prove beneficial for experienced PHP developers who want to explore and evaluate new frameworks and their possibilities in day-to-day tasks.What You Will LearnFamiliarise yourself with the Symfony framework, its latest features, and how to install itDiscover the concept of bundles and their applicationHandle translations within Symfony, enable translations, and learn how to handle database translationsUnderstand Symfony's security model, how to secure applications, and implement a custom authentication provider by using FOSUserBundleExplore the use of Twig, find best practices around its usage, and discover its common pitfallsCreate internal commands that will handle sending e-mail reminders for your appDevelop a plugin for the profiler to provide custom information about your applicationDeploy applications based on Symfony2 using various methods including simple FTP copying, rsync, CI deployment, and moreIn DetailSymfony is a free and open source PHP MVC web application development framework, which helps you create and maintain web applications and replace recurrent coding tasks. It integrates with an independent library, PHPUnit, to give you a rich testing framework. It is one of the best and most popular frameworks available on the market. Popular projects such as Drupal, Laravel, and phpBB also use Symfony. Its well-organized structure, clean code, and good programming practices make web development a breeze.Symfony2 Essentials will guide you through the process of creating a sample web application with Symfony2. You will create a To-Do application, using a few of the most commonly used Symfony2 components, and discover how to perform these development tasks efficiently.This book introduces you to the Symfony framework with a quick installation guide and a brief explanation of its key features including the MVC architecture, twig templating, dependency injection, and more. You will learn to manage dependencies, create controllers, views, and API calls, and secure your application.Next, you will go through the steps that are common for most web applications, which include writing CRUD and AJAX, handling forms, validation, translations, and the command-line interface, and e-mail sending features. The book ends with best practices, debugging, profiling, and deployment procedures.By the end of this book, you will have learned how to combine a Symfony2 framework with other open source code to speed up the development process.Style and approachA fast-paced, step-by-step guide with examples on how to write the most common pieces of code while developing typical web applications with Symfony.