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“I’ve got no idea if it’s any good at all but the unboxing felt good at any rate.” That’s what a colleague of mine told me about an application he installed and wanted to test.
That first impression is so important and I wonder what good it could do to focus on that for some Open Source projects.
Last weekend Bernhard wrote a new blog post on the official Symfony blog about the revamped form component in Symfony 2.1 and apparently it’s no longer backwards compatible. This is not really surprising as not everything in 2.0 was marked stable not was everything included in that release that is meant to go into Symfony.
Still BC breaks like this should make you think before you act.
It was a turnout of almost 50 people! 50 people interested in Symfony who joined mindworks and myself for the first of hopefully many user group meetings.
It was a fun evening!
More than 50 people are expected to come and so should you!
What could be the implications of that?
As the Symfony community grows more and more local user groups are forming.
Latest addition to the family is the lovely city of Hamburg!
Open Source software is provided free of charge which is great. And usually you get nice and friendly people helping you when you experience problems with their software.
But the support not reliable. Nor should it be.
Yesterday I was toying a few ideas with a colleague. We were talking about platform strategies and how they could serve our business. Platform in this sense come down to service oriented architectures (SOA).
I instantly wondered: isn’t tying it all together a perfect use case for Symfony?
I am not entirely sure but I think I remember Fabien mentioning the idea of Symfony2 as a complete rewrite (with the idea of major parts being backported to the 1.x branches at that time) on the symfony camp in 2008. Then it was soo far away.
In late 2009 I heard first ideas about the HTTP caching layer and on sflive2010 in Paris the Symfony2 project was finally announced and explained.
Today is the big day – today will be the first stable release of Symfony 2.0!