Symfony2 And Single Webpage Applications using a framework like AngularJS

Symfony2 And Single Webpage Applications using a framework like AngularJS

Asked on December 8, 2018 in knockout js.
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        Some details about JSON, Serialization and Models

        Do not rebuild any model. Better use FosRestBundle and/or JMS Serializer. It turns the entities with relations into JSON objects. This objects are passed via api to the frontend and  work with this just like in twig, During use the  angular.js like this

    {[{ user.username }]}

        is as equal as in twig. But remember to make custom brackets for angular because by default it uses the same as twig.


        The single page application is taken , so symfony’s routing is placed on a low level to have few page refresh. Instead use the routing of the frontend framework.

    For example:

    app.config(function($routeProvider, $interpolateProvider) {

        //here you go, custom brackets     $interpolateProvider.startSymbol('{[{');     $interpolateProvider.endSymbol('}]}');

        $routeProvider.when('/user', {         controller: UserController,         templateUrl: Routing.generate('suser_list')     }).when('/ticket', {         controller: TicketController,         templateUrl: Routing.generate('ticket_list')     }); });

        During hit a link :

    <a href="#/ticket">Go to tickets</a>

        AngularJs will know which frontend controller to trigger. Pretty great stuff, without page reload. Check the  FosJSRoutingBundle. It permit all to make  symfony routes in javascript, Use this  to link js controllers with html templates where data is pushed in.

    FormTypes, Form handling, Validation

        During  use a frontend framework like angularjs, The symfony form types are not good . Remember data is pushed and pulled via api as json,  this would be a hard job for form types to handle this kind of compexity.

        For validation  use the  angular’s live validation or have the  symfony’s validation in the backend, no problem. It is good  to use both, client and server side validation.


        Twig is not in the  race. All data is provided on the client side, and not pre rendered on server side like with twig. But that is only the case if the application is originally a single page application. The twig is  only refresh if anyone is reload the entire page.

    Integration with Doctrine

      Use the  doctrine in the backend. 

    Answered on December 8, 2018.
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        There is no need to  rebuild the model in client. Make  a service in angularjs that give json data. Data manipulation still happens server side using ajax.

        For forms that need  csrf ,  Just send the html rendered by twig via json. Or  serialize $form->createView() with jms serializer. However some client script is need to change  the json data to actual form controls.

    Answered on December 8, 2018.
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