Where should someone who wants to learn Symfony begin? Project Symfony has a very informative and well-kept Web site, with extensive documentation. As it turns out, there is a book about Symfony and there are also numerous tutorials—unfortunately all of them created using a MySQL database. That is, in essence, why I decided to write this article about Symfony and Oracle. It's not a full-blown tutorial, but I hope it will be helpful to those who want to use Symfony with Oracle.
The sample application uses the latest version of Symfony, an Apache web server and the Zend Core for Oracle to install and configure the needed setup. The bulk of the tutorial is taken up with examples of how to tell the ORM layer of Symfony about your database tables and how to build the default classes from them.