A Gentle Introduction to symfony
by Francois Zaninotto, Fabien Potencier
Publisher: Sensio SA 2010
A Gentle Introduction to symfony introduces you to the leading framework for PHP developers, showing you how to wield its many features to develop web applications faster and more efficiently, even if you only know a bit of PHP.
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