The Symfony 2 Sandbox
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Why the Fork?

Eric Clemmons' fork aims to simplify the process of starting with Symfony by:

  1. Using the same environment conventions as Zend Framework for easier mixed deployments
  2. Organizing configuration files into folders
  3. Using git submodules in place of shell scripts
  4. Standardizing the location of vendor software outside of the src tree.


$ git clone my-project
$ cd my-project

my-project $ git submodule update --init
my-project $ php app/console assets:install --symlink web
my-project $ chmod -R a+w app/cache app/logs

Now continue on as usual! :)

What is Symfony?

Symfony is a PHP 5.3 full-stack web framework. It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to built better and easy to maintain websites with PHP.

Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.

High Performance

Built with performance in mind, Symfony 2 is one of the fastest PHP frameworks. It is up to 3 times faster than symfony 1.4 or Zend Framework 1.10 and consumes half the memory.


Symfony is only supported on PHP 5.3.2 and up. To check the compatibility of your environment with Symfony, you can run the web/check.php script, bundled with this sandbox.


Symfony 2.0 is still in the early stages of development, but the "Quick Tour" tutorial can get you started fast.

The "Quick Tour" tutorial barely scratches the surface of Symfony 2.0 but it gives you a first feeling of the framework. If, like us, you think that Symfony 2.0 can help speed up your development and take the quality of your work to the next level, visit the official Symfony 2 website to learn about it.