Free Symfony 2.3 Tutorial Videos

If you are thinking of making the switch from Functional to Object Oriented PHP development, or have already ventured down the OOP route and tried a framework (Laravel, Cake, Yii, or similar), chances are you will have hit a few stumbling blocks or worse, given up in despair.

I remember being there.

I also remember wishing someone had come up with some video tutorials which I could watch rather than having to slog through the manuals.

Now, don’t get me wrong – you are still going to need the manual, but hopefully these videos will explain the concepts visually, which you can then use as a base of reference when you start reading further.

There are six videos up in total at the moment with more on the way. If there is a specific topic you have in mind or aren’t sure of, I would be happy to make a video for it. Just leave a comment either here, or on youtube.

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13 thoughts on “Free Symfony 2.3 Tutorial Videos”

  1. Thank you so much Chris for those tutorials ! it helps a lot, very informative, and very funny sometimes πŸ˜€
    Big fan of your tutorials by now, so keep’em coming πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ Glad you are finding them useful. I love doing them honestly, and have some really interesting ones (in my opinion :)) coming up – the REST one especially. Finding the time to record them all however…

  2. Hi Man,
    Thanks for the tutorial..
    Just wanted to ask how to write dql for fetching records that contain some part of string in name πŸ™‚
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi, thanks for the feedback πŸ™‚

      $result = $em->getRepository(“YourRepository”)->createQueryBuilder(‘r’)
      ->where(‘ LIKE :name’)
      ->setParameter(‘name’, ‘%some part of string%’)

      That should work – unless I have misunderstood what you are requesting?

  3. Chris, thank you so much for all your videos. Going through your Symfony videos really helped me grasp the framework a lot quicker than slugging through the Cookbook. Your demonstrations and also quirky humor, along with some humbling self-degradation is refreshing. I’ve already recommended your videos to a bunch of other colleagues who are interested in learning more about Symfony.

    Soon, all your videos will need to be updated from “app/console” to “bin/console”, I believe?!! πŸ™‚

    I really appreciate the time and effort you put into these, along with all the great tips!

    1. Hi Arraon,

      Firstly, a huge and humbling thank you πŸ™‚ Your comment just made my day. I’m really glad and happy I could help you, and super happy you recommended the vids to your colleagues. I hope they help them also.

      Yeah, all the new vids – 2.5 onwards will likely switch to the 3.0 dir structure. It’s another layer of confusion though for beginners.

      Thanks again πŸ™‚


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