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Rebuilding our Foundation: How We Used Symfony To Rewrite Our Application

Speaker:

Jessica Mauerhan

Abstract:

This talk is about how our company rewroke our software using Symfony. We took a broken e-commerce and LMS site written in an older style MVC framework and re-wrote a significant portion of it in Symfony and related tools (Doctrine, FOS Bundles, Sonata) over 6 months and created a stable, well-tested application. I’ll cover the approach we took to rewriting the admin panel in Symfony, writing an API, introducing Behat and PHPUnit tests for both new and legacy code (still in a separate framework) and setting up Continuous Integration. I’ll discuss how we optimized the site as we went, by identifying weak spots in the code and how we addressed them. I’ll also cover what we would do differently now that we’ve done it once.

Bio:

Jessica is a software engineer who has been working with PHP and related technologies for over a decade. She specializes in Code Quality and Automated Testing. She lives in McKinney Texas with her husband, two kids and three dogs, and loves coffee, comedy and podcasts.

Recorded At:

Little Rock Tech Fest 2015

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