We’ve been teasing it for the past 2 weeks and we loved your
guesses! A lot of you somehow knew which long-time friend we were talking about.
As of today, we are extremely excited and honored to welcome SymfonyCasts to the
Symfony family. And, you probably already know them as KnpUniversity. Its team, videos,
and (sometimes) bad jokes are now SymfonyCasts!
What does that mean for the Symfony community? We hope a lot of good things!
What Does this All Mean?
It’s no secret that video tutorials can be a huge way to make technology
accessible to more people. And that’s super important for the Symfony
community. For that reason – just like other technologies – it makes
sense for Symfony to have an official video platform: something we can
promote across the community so that newcomers know about it & can use it.
SymfonyCasts is a subscription service. But, keep reading: SymfonyCasts
does something for free that almost no other video service does.
Oh, and SymfonyCasts wasn’t acquired: it’s still the same team making the
same content that many of you already love. But, SymfonyCasts can now work more
closely with Symfony: making sure their tutorials move in sync with the code
and, most importantly, creating more Symfony tutorials!
The Symfony Docs & SymfonyCasts
What about the official written docs? Those are still the most important
part of Symfony’s documentation and that won’t change. SymfonyCasts
enhances the overall documentation by adding over 90 hours of video content.
But, it’s even more than that. Don’t prefer watching videos? Or, can’t afford
access to SymfonyCasts right now? No problem. One of SymfonyCasts’ goals has
always been to make its content accessible to everyone. To do that, the
written script is available – for free – below every video, alongside expandable
code blocks so that you can see the exact code being built.
If you’re watching the video, English captions are also available. for the latest
tutorials. Even more fun, you can click anywhere on the script to go straight to
that part of the video. The videos are meant to be as accessible as possible.
SymfonyCasts Helps Support Symfony
Another reason we’re excited is that, as part of the official family, SymfonyCasts
now directly helps support the funding & development of Symfony. This is an important
detail that helps to make sure the Symfony ecosystem can sustain itself far into the
But wait, there’s more! SymfonyCasts will sponsor Ryan Weaver to work on the official
Symfony documentation each Friday for (at least) the rest of 2018. He’s got big plans
for this time. Yep, SymfonyCasts is already helping to push the written documentation
forward! Thank you Ryan and your team!
We are very pleased to add SymfonyCasts to the top nav of Symfony’s website!
We were missing official video tutorials about Symfony. But not anymore.
From Symfony with ❤
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