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Symfony Components: A Travel Guide

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The introduction of Symfony Components into Drupal 8 is a much talked about feature. But what are these libraries and how will they benefit those who work with custom modules? We will explore Symfony Components with an introduction and then a detailed look at the benefits of these clean, decoupled goodies.

We will see:

  • an introduction to Symfony and it's components
  • how Drupal 8 is using Symfony Components
  • why decoupling and sharing is a win for everyone
  • how additional components can be downloaded into your project via Composer

By the end of this session we will have covered an introduction to Symfony Components, seen how they can benefit developers working with Drupal 8 and investigated the code distribution systems which drive them. With their quality, portability and diversity – Symfony Components offer an invaluable new resource to the Drupal community. This is your Symfony Components Travel Guide.


Familiarity with key principles of Drupal custom modules. A medium level of knowledge of object oriented coding with PHP.


The target audience is Drupal 7 developers who want to take advantage of, or contribute to Symfony Components.

Schedule info
Time slot: 
Thursday, February 7 - 1:00pm-2:00pm
Oceanic Ballroom West
Session Info
Coding & Development
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Looks like it's going to be an interesting way to expand the functionality on Drupal, I'm excited to see how Symfony and Drupal will work together long term.

The talk was also well presented.

It was a very clear outline of what is coming up. I can see I'm going to have to knuckle down and pick up a few more PHP/Symfony skills - a good thing!