About the Bundle
As a special offer for the PHPBenelux15 attendees, we've created a leanpub package deal, consisting of 3 books:
- A year of Symfony by Matthias Noback
- The Symfony Deepdive Security edition by Joshua Thijssen
- Principles of package design by Matthias Noback
Not only do you get a 100% happiness - 45-day money-back period, but you will also get updates to the books for free!
Symfony Framework Deepdive - Security
A deepdive into the Symfony security component
Many PHP developers are great specialists and know their way around PHP like the back of their hand. However, when a powerful framework like Symfony is built, it also includes software patterns and designs, which even the most experienced developers need to learn. This book is aimed to teach you exactly that.
The security component is the most complex and least known component of the whole Symfony2 infrastructure. This is mostly because all security work is accomplished by very flexible third party bundles. And, it is exactly this flexibility, which also makes the flow and processes within the component difficult to follow. Access managers, token providers, trust deciders, firewall maps, authorization listeners – these are just a few of the rarely heard of and even less understood inner workings of the security component, which are actually vital and very useful parts of it.
In this book, we'll dive into the security components (yes, there are actually more than one!) of the Symfony2 framework, along with the supporting bridges, to show you how all of the components fit and work together. Furthermore, you will learn about ALL of the configuration options of the security.yml file and how these options affect the security processes within Symfony. You will also learn how to implement the security component in a non-framework app or in your own custom framework.
Besides these internals, we will also go through some recipes to solve common problems, in order to give you a solid basis to solve your own.About the Symfony Rainbow Series:
The Symfony Rainbow Series is a collection of books, which describe, in detail, the different components that make up the Symfony framework. Every book will concentrate on a single component or a set of smaller components. The books will describe the component's inner workings and also give you recipes to solve common problems quickly and efficiently.
These books are intended for PHP developers with any level of knowledge of Symfony, from beginner to expert. They are especially made for those developers, who work with or want to work with Symfony and want to also do their programming with Symfony as smartly and efficiently as possible. If you would like to learn exactly how the inner workings of Symfony function together as a framework or how to use the wide range of Symfony components in a standalone fashion, then these books are for you!
Principles of Package Design
Preparing your code for reuse
In Principles of Package Design Matthias Noback tells you everything about designing software components, also known as packages. In the first part you'll revisit the SOLID principles of class design. They will help you prepare your classes for use in packages. The second part covers the important, yet lesser known package design principles. When you've finished this book, you'll be ready to design packages that have high cohesion, low coupling and are at the same time user- and maintainer-friendly.
A Year With Symfony
Writing healthy, reusable Symfony2 code
I've written A Year With Symfony for you, a developer who will work with Symfony2 for more than a month (and probably more than a year). You may have started reading your way through the official documentation ("The Book"), the cookbook, some blogs, or an online tutorial. You know now how to create a Symfony2 application, with routing, controllers, entities or documents, Twig templates and maybe some unit tests. But after these basic steps, some concerns will raise about...
- The reusability of your code - How should you structure your code to make it reusable in a future project? Or even in the same project, but with a different view or in a console command?
- The quality of the internal API you have knowingly or unknowingly created - What can you do to ensure that your team members will understand your code, and will use it in the way it was meant to be used? How can you make your code flexible enough to be used in situations resembling the one you wrote it for?
- The level of security of your application - Symfony2 and Doctrine seem to automatically make you invulnerable for well-known attacks on your web application, like XSS, CSRF and SQL injection attacks. But can you completely rely on the framework? And what steps should you take to fix some of the remaining issues?
- The inner workings of Symfony2 - When you take one step further from creating just controllers and views, you will soon need to know more about the HttpKernel which is the heart of a Symfony2 application. How does it know what controller should be used, and which template? And how can you override any decision that's made while handling a request?
To get a better idea about the book, take a look at the table of contents below), or download a sample of the book above.
A printed edition of this book is available via Amazon.
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