Hello ux.symfony.com & 4 New UX Components

I love Symfony UX. And last week during Symfony World Online, I had the pleasure
to talk about it and reveal several new things that we’re super excited about!


To get all the details, we’ve made the
Symfony UX: New Components, Live Twig & More Updates available for anyone
to watch free.

But first, What is Symfony UX? anyways? I’ve come to this short definition.
It’s (1) a Stimulus integration with your app & (2) a plugin system for extra
Stimulus controllers to solve common problems, like rendering charts, cropping
images and more.

18 months after Symfony UX was still released, we’re adding new UX packages to
solve new problems. In fact, we’ve just released four new components:

symfony/ux-react: render React components (and pass props) from Twig
symfony/ux-autocomplete: transform ChoiceType and EntityType into
Ajax-powered autocomplete fields
symfony/ux-notify: send native browser notifications from PHP via Notifier
symfony/ux-typed: a delightful library that… types!

But, as much as I love Symfony UX, I think we’ve done a poor job talking about and
promoting it. After all, JavaScript tools are meant to be seen and played with!

Enter: ux.symfony.com

To solve this, we’ve just launched https://ux.symfony.com: a playground for
touching and sampling each UX component. See what it feels like to work inside
a <turbo-frame> or send real-time page updates with Turbo! Try out the
Ajax-powered autocomplete component, see a React component rendered in Twig
or try the Image Cropper in real life.

One of the most interesting sections is about Live Components: a „Swiss army
knife“ library that allows you to create highly-interactive interfaces with zero
JavaScript. We’ve already released several demos that show the power of this
component, including rendering CollectionType forms (with add/remove buttons),
„dependent form fields“ and real-time form validation entirely by writing
PHP and Twig: no custom JavaScript needed.

The new ux.symfony.com site itself is also open source and written using all
of the UX tools. It’s another great way to see real code behind solving real problems.

Have fun!

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