Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring Symfony

This chapter is merely a refresher for those who are pretty confident in using Symfony and an introduction for those who are quick learners! You can expect to read about how to install the Symfony Standard Edition package and manage its dependencies via Composer. After installation, we will check to make sure that everything is configured properly. The following are the main topics that we will talk about in this chapter:

  • Discussing Symfony
  • Using Composer and Packagist
  • Installing Symfony
  • Checking the installation
  • Running a PHP built-in web server

Why Symfony?

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