Screencasts, Symfony2, Tutorials

Developing with Symfony2, part 1: Setting up shop

I’m pleased to announce that, after some technical difficulties, I have uploaded a Symfony2 screencast to YouTube. It’s part one of a series in which I’ll be walking through the development, from the ground up, of a working Symfony2 application… look for more installments in the coming weeks.

This screencast walks through a few of the basics:

  • downloading Symfony2 Standard Edition using git
  • using composer to install the framework dependencies
  • best practices for preserving privacy of sensitive information
  • making the logs/ and cache/ directories writable (note: if you can’t get this working, a good ol’ chmod -R 777 app/cache/ app/logs/ ought to get you started)