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Welcome to this week's Symfony Station Communiqué. It's your weekly review of the essential news in the Symfony and PHP development communities. We also cover the cybersecurity world.
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My opinions will be in bold.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 6.1 was released including lots of great new features. In addition, Symfony published its 4.4.42, 5.4.9 and 6.0.9 maintenance releases.”
SymfonyCasts finishes their course on upgrading to Symfony 6.
Exciting news for the local PHP dev environment world was announced.
ZDNet reports that:
New research suggests nearly a third of cybersecurity professionals are planning to quit the industry, at a time when companies are struggling to protect their networks from attacks.
If you are thinking of a career change or working in two fields, please consider cybersecurity. It’s vital.
Tac Tacelosky show us how to:
Tomas Votruba is make to explore:
Sergi continues his tutorial series on Symfony and Elasticsearch.
Vytenis Gelažius looks at Docker, PHP, and Symfony.
This is a very important question.
Because Drupal is too complicated. See below.
Lullabot shares their approach to:
Specbee shows us how to:
I will opine on this opinion. The author makes good points about the issues Drupal and WordPress are facing. D and WP realize the problems but are not moving fast enough in addressing them. It’s especially true for Drupal. IMHO.
However, the author makes some common mistakes:
- What is happening in the United States and Europe is not necessarily what is happening in the world.
- Drupal and WordPress are doing what they were originally designed to do, content management. People just used them for more and more types of applications (not apps) over the years. And they became bloated by meeting the new demands.
- They are losing market share on the bottom (personal sites) to Wix and their ilk, while simultaneously losing it at the top end to node.js, etc for non CMS purposes. However, they will remain strong in the 85% of the cases they are used for, content publishing at small to medium publishers and businesses. And they will continue to thrive with public sector websites.
Chapter Three shares their technique for:
The PHP Foundation released their second roundup.
Enes Gezici asks:
Mhd Omar Bahra shares:
Parvej Ahammad explores new:
Vikram Vaswani explores:
Coman Cosmin continues a strong spate of articles with:
Atakan Demircioğlu looks at OOP:
Kazeem Oluwatosin describes the:
Mert Simsek explains how to:
PHP Watch shows us:
Dino Cajic continues his series of PHP tutorials.
JoliCode shows us how to:
Legend Nikic Popov discusses:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes
Sky News reports:
The Guardian looks at how Ukraine’s televised news industry has adapted to the invasion.
Poynter looks at Justin Peden, a 20-year-old Alabama college student, who runs one of the most-followed Twitter accounts documenting the war in Ukraine.
Politico reports that the:
Grid profiles Mykhailo Fedorov.
TechSpot reports that:
Ars Technica reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Wired reports on:
AP reports on the FBI Director’s testimony to congress:
The New Stack examines:
Silicon Angle reports:
Here’s an interview with Platform.sh leader Joey Stanford.
Venture Beat reports on:
Molly White is a hero.
We featured Nolan Lawson’s previous post as last week’s Symfony Station featured item. This one is just as important.
As mentioned last week, an upcoming article on Symfony Station will explore frontend solutions for PHP-based content management systems and frameworks. The “State Problem” will be covered. I should be able to publish it next week.
Geoff Graham responds to the same article.
Venture Beat is:
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