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Symfony Grows Up: The Developer Experience Initiative

October 10, 2014

Symfony Grows Up: The Developer Experience Initiative

The Symfony Developer Experience is all about reducing complexity (and perceived complexity) but keeping the same high-quality framework and best practices we love. In this talk, I'll show you what we've done together and where we're going next.


October 10, 2014

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