DrupalCamp Vienna 2013
connecting open minds

Stone Masons vs. 3D printer in the CMS world

Lukas
Smith
Track: 
Coding & Development
Experience level: 
Intermediate
Tags: 
Symfony2, PHPCR, CMF
Schedule: Saturday, 12:00 in room Zensations

Content management systems are no doubt a pillar for the internet, empowering non programmers to build websites. However by their nature such CMS solutions tend to bring a ton of features that are not going to be used. Worse these features sometimes are even a hinderance when one needs to build something a bit more unique and custom. As such building a custom website with a CMS is a bit like being a stone mason working from a gigantic hunk of rock. The Symfony CMF proposes a different approach for such use cases. By providing essentially a framework of use at will tools its more like using a 3D printer to precisely put together exactly the pieces needed for the project. This talk will introduce the philosophy of Symfony CMF and the tools it provides.