What's the deal? The deal is these two wacky french guys wrote a really kickass framework for php and I've been using it for a couple months and want to share that experience with others in the hope they too will find the same positive results i have.
In this first post, specifically, he talks about his opinions on why symfony is worth the trouble, who he is to talk about it, and what kind of things you can expect from the blog in the future. He's also providing a running report of something he's calling the "symfony challenge" - a commentary of his complete rewrite of an application he previously wrote with a framework of his own making.
The idea is to get the site to have near exact functionality and measure the time savings and benifits of using symfony.