Symfony and API Platform get “push” and real-time capabilities (Mercure protocol)

Mercure.rocks is a brand new protocol allowing to push data updates to web browsers and other HTTP clients in a convenient, fast, reliable and battery-efficient way. It is especially useful to publish real-time updates of resources served through web APIs, to reactive web and mobile apps. Both Symfony and API Platform now have an official…

API Platform 2.4: MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Mercure, OpenAPI v3, CQRS with Symfony Messenger, HTTP/2 Push, improved React apps and more!

I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of API Platform 2.4 beta! This new version is a huge one, that comes with a large set of new features. For newcomers, API Platform is a full-stack framework to develop in a breath high quality API-driven projects. Among other (lower level) libraries, API Platform provides: a modular…

Progressively enhance your Symfony 4 app using Vue, API Platform, Mercure and Panther (SymfonyCon)

Watch the video! Thanks to the new capabilities of the web platform (web components, Progressive Web Apps…) and the rise of modern JS libraries (Vue, React, Angular) almost all modern Symfony applications must leverage the frontend ecosystem.Symfony 4 embed many gems that make it easy to integrate modern JavaScript within the framework, including the first…

NPM dependency hell: comparison with Symfony, Laravel and API Platform

You may have noticed the recent fuss about the compromise of event-stream, a popular NPM package: event-stream is a transitive dependency of many popular JavaScript projects including Vue, Angular, Gatsby and VSCode (some of them are using a version that isn’t affected by the attack). This attack raised, again, the problem of the JS dependency…

HTTP/2: speed up your apps and dispatch real time updates (Symfony and API Platform’s features announcement)

HTTP/2 can improve the loading time of webpages up to 2 times. Did you know that it’s very easy to optimize your Symfony applications to leverage the advanced features of this new protocol? This talk also contains the announcement of 3 new PHP packages: Symfony Mercure Component Symfony Mercure Bundle Mercure integration in API Platform…

Panther: test your Symfony apps with real web browsers

Panther: test your Symfony apps with real web browsers from Les-Tilleuls.coop From a few lines of jQuery to modern React/Vue… PWA, Symfony apps always contain JavaScript code. Unfortunately, the SF functional test helper and the Goutte web scrapping lib aren’t able to execute JS code. It means that they cannot assert on client-side generated HTML,…

Upcoming conferences and workshops

I’ll speak at several conferences until the end of 2018. The topics will be varied: Panther, modern JavaScript, HTTP/2 and a brand new project to be announced (teasing: it’s written in Go, and it will be very helpful for serverless architectures!). See you at: Symfony Live London (September, 27th): Building API-driven apps with API Platform…

Introducing Symfony Panther: a Browser Testing and Web Scraping Library for PHP

Today, an introduction blog post to Panther was published on the Symfony blog! Panther is a new browser testing and web scraping library I contributed to the Symfony project, In the blog post, I showcase how to use Symfony, API Platform and VueJS together to create a small but modern app, and how to test…

API Platform 2.3: Major Perf Improvement, API evolution/deprecation, Better Dev Tools and Much More!

Today, the API Platform framework has reached 3k stars on GitHub, and it makes us very proud! To celebrate, I’ve just tagged the 2.3 version, that comes with a lot of amazing new features. Let’s discover them! For newcomers, API Platform is a modern open source framework for API-driven projects. It allows, in just a few minutes, to expose hypermedia…

API Platform: A Framework for API-driven Projects (DevTalks Bucharest)

Here the slide deck I presented during DevTalks Bucharest 2018. It covers the main features of the API Platform framework: we will install the framework, design an API data model as a set of tiny plain old PHP classes and learn how to get: A fully featured dev environment with Symfony Flex and React containers,…