Symfony2 Custom Form Data Mapper Revisited

In a previous post I showed the basics of how to create a symfony2 form data mapper but I never went into too much detail or gave examples. I know a lot of you are interested in this and so in this post, I will give you some more information about how and why.

Keeping Personal Cheat Sheets as a Software Engineer

I have been compiling a few personal cheat sheets through out the years as a software engineer and have found they have become invaluable. The cheat sheets were started to help me learn by typing the commands that I needed to remember. For example, as I was learning vim, the commands to move up, down, left, and right were put into the vim cheat sheet where I could quickly find it.

Setting up Symfony2 for Testing

Setting a Symfony2 project up for testing can be tricky, however in this short guide I will show you how you are able to setup your project so you can spend more time coding and less time trying to fix issues you run into while setting up a testing environment.

Symfony2, Vagrant, and Chef

If you are like me, I hate having a lot of extra stuff on my laptop such as mysql, apache/nginx, etc. All those extra services are such a pain in the ass to maintain and other developers may have different versions of the same things. This can lead to issues during development and has the potential to cause issues with your application when in production that cannot be reproduced.

Creating a Custom Data Mapper for Symfony2 Forms

Symfony 2 has an amazing Form Component, however it is very complex and most users will have a hard time understanding the component. In the future I suspect that there will be more data mappers that you can use along with an easier way to configure these by creating a service and telling the configuration files to use your data mapper or even a different one.