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Welcome to this week's Symfony Station communiqué. We're back from our workcation and back to our regular format. 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.
This week, we also published a workcation edition. It covered the Symfony-related items birthed while we were out of town.
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.
Or jump straight to your favorite section.
My opinions will be in bold. And will often involve profanity.
As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> "This week, development activity was lighter than usual and focused on deprecating and tweaking features in the upcoming Symfony 6.4 version. Meanwhile, the SymfonyLive Berlin 2023 conference announced the last days of the reduced ticket price period."
They also have:
Timo Tijhof expertly writes:
"PHP is big. The trolls can proclaim its all-but-certain “death” until the cows come home, but no amount of heckling changes that the Internet runs on PHP. The evidence is overwhelming. What follows is a loosely organized collection of precisely that evidence."
Twillio starts a series:
Add Realtime Push Capabilities in Symfony With Mercure
Strange Buzz is:
Introducing the microsymfony application template
Jakub Skowron shares:
Elevate your code mastering by refactoring in Symfony with RectorPHP
A new book should be available soon:
Symfony 6 a practical guide
Please show your interest.
Ruben Rubio shows us how to:
Serve a file stream in Symfony
Oğuzhan Karacabay shares:
Custom DQL usage with Symfony
Month of Sylius August
Laravel News reports on:
Symfony's DomCrawler with Laravel HTTP Tests
Drupal Easy is:
Introducing the Markdown Easy Drupal Module
The Impact of Machine Learning on Drupal Personalization
The Evolution of Drupal: Discover the Features D7 Users Are Missing Out On
Why Drupal is the Preferred CMS for Government Websites
Content Editing on a Drupal Website in 2023: What's New and Hot
The WordPress Dev Blog is:
Techiclues shows us how to:
Convert YAML to an array in PHP
How PHP daemons can make your life easier
Grzegorz Lasak explores:
Templating API Calls and More: Exploring the Template Method Pattern in PHP
Amit Merchant demonstrates:
All the ways to handle null values in PHP
Dariusz Gafka examines:
YOLO Message-Driven Architecture
Jeroen Deviaene asks:
Why does a backslash prefix improve PHP function call performance
Shafekul Abid shares:
Unveiling Advanced PHP Techniques: From Design Patterns to Testing Part 1
Fighting for Democracy
Please visit our Support Ukraine page to learn how you can help kick Russia out of Ukraine (eventually).
The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Kyiv Post reports:
Ukraine is Now Using AI-Powered Drones With Some Amazing Capabilities
The Next Web reports:
Ukraine’s fight against disinformation is creating a new startup sector
The Register reports:
Russian infosec boss gets nine years for $100M insider-trading caper using stolen data
This is why you don't use Russian software, companies, or programmers.
EU confirms six (mostly US) tech giants are subject to Digital Markets Act
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
The Guardian reports:
Twitter accused of helping Saudi Arabia commit human rights abuses
ADL CEO says Elon Musk’s insinuation to sue over defamation is merely a ‘threat of a frivolous lawsuit’
Space Karen has added antisemitism to his bag of cuntitry.
Disconnect reports on:
The media's failure on Elon Musk
And by the way, Shitter's CuntEO did not found Tesla. He bought it from the two founders and proceeded to fuck it up.
And he's decided to help Russia in their occupation of Ukraine.
Elon Musk shuts down Starlink in Crimea to stop Ukraine’s drone attack on Russian Navy
The Hacker News reports:
Chinese-Speaking Cybercriminals Launch Large-Scale iMessage Smishing Campaign in U.S.
Dark Reading reports:
Realism Reigns on AI at Black Hat and DEF CON
The Register has:
From browser brat to backend boss: Will WASM win the web wars?
Kinsta shows us:
Use Volumes to Manage Persistent Data With Docker Compose
Jason Knight has:
What I Mean By Using HTML And CSS Properly — Part 1 of 3
You Don't Need to "Learn" Svelte
Percona has a:
Quick Guide to SQL Joins
The Fediverse Report publishes:
Last Week in the Fediverse: Episode 33/
Mashable asks and answers:
What is the Fediverse?
Codeberg shares Fediverse Developer Resources:
A curated list of resources for ActivityPub developers who create software for the Fediverse.
Unofficial kbin Guide
Torque Mag examines:
Mastodon and WordPress
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