Yearly Archives: 2010

Why I wouldn’t use Symfony for a new project

Symfony is pretty good for a PHP framework — it’s probably still one of the better ones. While Symfony is open source, its development clearly isn’t open. Nowadays, it is mainly unmaintained. Well, it’s maintained by Sensio, which is very closed towards outsiders, and doesn’t apply fixes for versions below 1.3 even when patches are […]

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Reducing the gap between Symfony and non-PHP frameworks

Something that always annoyed me is how tedious it is to install a Symfony project on a machine. Since I frequently need to intervene quickly on a project for work, and I was getting a brand-new machine, I really didn’t want to create an apache vhost (let alone install Apache: it’s painfully slow and its […]

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And I thought sfDoctrineGuardPlugin was bad…

Update: You can safely ignore this angry rant as the issues have been fixed. I am speechless. While doAuthPlugin looks interesting (especially because it uses inheritance and not some silly secondary Profile table), on the topic of security it is worse than sfDoctrineGuardPlugin. Let’s have a quick look at doAuthTools. public static function rememberHash(User $user) […]

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