Exploring Symfony2 in Drupal 8

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With Drupal 8 just around the corner, every Drupal developer is in a nirvana of excitement and eagerness. Drupal keeps getting better and better every day and Drupal 8 will make website development and management a five-finger exercise, because this latest version of Drupal has included some amazing and potent Symfony components to serve the big businesses better.

Similar to Drupal, Symfony is an open software backed by a community of experts, who have been developing PHP components that tackle almost all the web application hitches and glitches. By the way, this means that Drupal 8 will be powered by two active open communities.Hence the greatest advantage of Drupal 8 is that developers will not have to spend time on developing new codes and solutions.It is highly adaptable and functional and allows developers to work on the major facets of the application instead of the minor ones. This is also an opportunity for developers to get acquainted with a faster and flexible PHP framework like Symfony.

Following are some of the main Symfony components which have been integrated into Drupal 8 for a better web development experience:

HttpKernel, HttpFoundation and EventDispatcher: These request components interprets each request made to a web application and then creates and sends back the suitable reply. These components are set to make Drupal more adaptable, dynamic, and more responsive to users.

YAML: It will be used by Drupal 8 to construct modules, and other components. The Symfony YAML library will also allow developers to recover configuration values.

Routing: With this component, developers can set and preserve routing rules and SEO-friendly URLs.

Twig: The intent of including the Twig component was to let Drupal 8 build better responsive apps without breaking into a sweat.

Process: This component can be utilized to handle a lot of Drupal’s command line duties.

Serializer: With the Serializer, Drupal 8 will be able to publish data or content in a wide range of formats from XML to JSON without any complications.

Validator: This is a dominant library that can authenticate incoming requests, forms, etc, with the use of metadata and annotations. Drupal developers can create and reuse their validation rules.

Translation: With this Symfony component Drupal developers can handle language files and run content in multiple languages.

Drupal provides the best platform to develop your website while Symfony takes care of your web applications. So, to wrap it up, Drupal 8 is a one-stop solution for all your web development dilemmas. We, at Zyxware are eagerly waiting to get our hands on Drupal 8. If you are looking for a cross over to Drupal 8, or require more information about our Drupal offshore development services, please give us a call today.


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