Gaylord Aulke is the founder of 100 Days Software Projects Gmbh, a company specialized in PHP.
Interview recorded on June 8th 2012 during Symfony Live Paris conference.
Would you please introduce your company briefly?
My company is called 100 Days Software Projects. We are specialized in PHP obviously. We help companies to set up their projects in a good way and to set up an infrastructure for new projects. We also help companies to set up team structures, project management, and to staff teams from our professional network into their projects.
You got a project with Wetter.com, what was exactly the purpose of this project?
Well actually, there was an existing website which is the most successful German weather website, with couple of millions visits a day. It’s quite successful and integrated to a lot of different portals and websites. The site was built on top of an old version of Symfony, Symfony1.4, and they wanted to modernize, and implement the whole new system.
Why did you call the French SensioLabs team to help you in that project?
Symfony2 was quite new at that time and it was not even released. We didn’t know exactly which parts of the framework were already finalized and which ones would be likely to change. Therefore we asked Fabien Potencier to supply somebody able to help us in the project. He sent us an engineer, Alexandre Salomé from France, for our project. He helped us to get the contact to the Symfony2 community and also to link development and everything. He used to be very useful to bring this on the right track.
According to you, what are the main qualities of SensioLabs and Alexandre?
Alexandre is a very nice guy and the whole team likes him very much. SensioLabs was very responsive way equal to help us; of course they have first level knowledge of the Symfony2 framework, and everything that is in connection with development side. We enjoyed this support very much because it was a way to avoid some mistakes, and to correct problems as well.