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Welcome to this week's Symfony Station Communiqué. It's your review of the essential news in the Symfony and PHP development communities focusing on protecting democracy. We also cover the cybersecurity world and the Fediverse.
There is plenty of good content in each category this week, so please take your time and enjoy the items most relevant and valuable to you. There are a lot of Symfony items. Which is trés magnifiqué.
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My opinions will be in bold. And will often involve profanity.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 5.4.25, 6.2.12 and 6.3.1 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, development activity focused on deprecating more features for the upcoming Symfony 6.4 version and removing those deprecated features in the 7.0 version. Both versions will be released at the same time according to our release process.”
We Distribute discusses federation between git tools.
“That’s the goal (of) Forgefed: to let code repositories use federation to talk across the web to each other. This could have a big impact on how code collaboration happens on the Web.”
There’s more on ForgeFed at the bottom of the communiqué.
David Garcia explores:
Nico Anatasio shows us:
Requestum asks and answers:
Thomas Bertrand examines the:
Gabriel Anhaia looks at:
Redrat schools us on validation:
Mike Herchel explores:
Cameron Eagans provides his thinking on:
Andy Blum has a:
AKA if you get in bed with Nazis and c*nts there are going to be consequences from decent people.
The DropTimes shares:
Mautic is a marketing platform that integrates nicely with Drupal.
ImageX Media provides a:
Evolving Web provides:
The Drop Times looks at:
Gabriel Anhaia shares:
JoliCode show us how to:
Derick Rethans announces:
Atakan Demircioğlu has:
Lochemem Bruno Michael looks at:
Matt Glaman examines:
DevWarlocks look at:
Sven Luijten shows us how to:
Fighting for Democracy
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Register reports:
Dark Reading reports:
Given this was one set of c*unts attacking another set, I didn’t know if this item belonged here or below.
Because. Illegal. Hopefully, Threads will be as successful as FuckUpZuck’s other recent project ⬇️.
The Nation shares:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
The New York Times reports:
The Hacker News reports:
Bank InfoSecurity reports:
The Hacker News reports:
This is patched and instance owners should upgrade to the latest version.
Jake Archibald makes:
The NewStack has:
Crinkle shares yet another reason why React sucks:
IEEE Spectrum shows us:
David Garcia shares:
Great stuff here including a diagram.
The Fediverse Reports has:
Mastodon is seeing another surge in signups as SpaceKaren @$$fucks twittler users once again. At least it’s via his stupidity this time instead of intentionally being a c*nt.
We Distribute reports:
In case there are still any fools out there who think FuckUpBook’s Threads should be give the benefit of the doubt, there’s this ⬇️.
“The sheer amount of telemetry Threads appears to collect is massive, far more than any other fediverse platform or application client. Why does Threads need Health & Fitness data, or Financial info? Why do they need your purchases and search history? That’s rhetorical, by the way – but, it’s surprising to see this amount of personal data being requested, even for Meta.”
Mastodon’s founder clarifies the details:
Make Use Of has this warning:
That is fucking funny.
We Distribute has:
This instance is a great source of amusement in the Fediverse.
Netz Politik has:
ForgeFed uses Activity Pub but it’s not a social media platform. As the name implies it’s a federation protocol for software forges.
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