Symfony

Symfony2 – remember me cookies

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When developing web services for mobile devices to handle user log-in, I had to make it persistent somehow, so the user should not log-in each time when starts mobile application, but I rather wanted log in to be permanent somehow while user does not log-out manually.

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Symfony2 – Guzzle using cookies

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As seen in previous posts, Guzzle is easy to use php web client library. I explained how it can be used inside controller. But there is one problem more…
If you are using this for example to test log in with cookies based on PHPSESSID, you will get different PHPSESSID for client that runs inside controller then inside your browser from where you making Ajax call.

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Symfony2 web client – Guzzle setup

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Once I made some of REST API features/calls in my project, except unit testing, there was a need for me to build some kind of web client inside my project, so I could have a screen with different options to custom build my REST calls and analyze results.

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Symfony2 DBAL QueryBuilder

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Sometimes, when we have some relatively complex queries to write, it’s so long and inflexible statement that it’s pretty hard to understand few days after we wrote it, or we have to add some dynamic parameters or conditions that writing plain DBAL statement could be real nightmare …

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Symfony2 DBAL array parameters

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Few days ago I had to use DBAL statement that will execute SQL IN(somearray) statement.

Considering that I used Doctrine DBAL in this part of code, I had to find the proper way of doing it.
I wrote some basic things about using Doctrine DBAL inside Symfony2 project, but I didn’t ever need this one before until now …

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Symfony2 global variables in TWIG

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Except well documented TWIG functions like: path(),  asset(), … and custom variables you pass into view from controller when rendering some TWIG template, Symfony2 provides an easy way to access some ‘global’ variables inside TWIG templates without explicitly sending those to the view from controller.

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Symfony2 REST – reading data from PUT request

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I know that this is not so advanced theme to write about, but let me write few articles about little things that can bother developers and take time for searching and googling.

This article is mostly general php and not strictly Symfony2, but sometimes you will find this useful in your project.

Just to be clear: there is native Symfony 2 way to do that with using:

$request->get('key')

and I am going to explain other possibilities here…

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