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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 ones most relevant and valuable to you.
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Once again, thanks to Javier Eguiluz and Symfony for sharing our latest communiqué in their Week of Symfony.
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 6.2.9 maintenance release was published. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 6.3 version continued adding features such as: adding the locale to the app global Twig variable, a new token handler and user for OpenID Connect, two new attributes called MapRequestPayload and MapQueryString to map Request input to typed objects and a new debug command for Serializer. Lastly, we published all the information about the workshops of the SymfonyOnline conference in June 2023.“
A Week of Symfony #850 (10-16 April 2023)
SymfonyOnline June 2023 - Working with Pull Requests
SymfonyOnline June 2023 - Teaching Doctrine to be Lazy
SymfonyOnline June 2023 - Here comes Symfony 6.3!
SymfonyOnline June 2023 - Decouple Your Apps with Symfony Messenger
SymfonyOnline June 2023 - Design your API for the future
SymfonyOnline June 2023 - Keynote: The Scheduler Component
SymfonyCasts continues its second API Platform course.
There was not a single item that stood out to me this week. So, I will feature Javier Eguiluz’s posts about what’s new in Symfony 6.3.
- New in Symfony 6.3: Early Hints
- New in Symfony 6.3: NoSuspiciousCharacters Constraint
- New in Symfony 6.3: HTTP Exception Attributes
- New in Symfony 6.3: Mapping Request Data to Typed Objects
- New in Symfony 6.3: Targeted Value Resolvers
Strangebuzz is back with:
Using PHP enumerations with your Symfony workflows
David Garcia shows us how to:
Configure Symfony Secrets with HashiCorp Vault
Seyit Erdemir explores:
Unit Test Kavramı ve Php Symfony Uygulaması
Evolving Web gets:
Hands-On With Drupal 10: Symfony 6.2, the New Tech Stack
6 Ways to Create a Winning Drupal Digital Commerce Strategy
7 ways to enhance your e-commerce Website and online sales with Drupal
Drupal founder Dries Buytaert examines:
Preserving the open web through Drupal
Mautic to become an independent Open Source project
It is no longer under Acquia’s wing.
Previous Next shares:
Why a culture of open-source contribution is good for your business
We need more businesses like this, supporting Drupal’s core development.
Data Security Matters: Marketers' Guide to Securing Your Drupal CMS
Manclu looks at:
Creating Dynamic Tabs on Content Types
Drupal 10: Using Parameter Converters To Create Paths For Custom Entities
Drupixels show us:
Automatic Entity Label: Automatically generate entity titles in Drupal
Deploying blocks and content to other site environments
Chris Hill has:
Drupal: The Case of the Ugly URLs
Cleaning Up Database to Speed Up Development Cycles
Now is the right time to update Drupal 7 to 10 thanks to ECA
In fact, it’s several years past time.
What you need to know about the Drupal 9 to 10 migration
Evolving Web compares:
Drupal Media Library vs DAM for your Digital Assets
Five Jars shares:
Quicklink: A Tool That Boosts Website Conversions by 50%
I am going to test this out.
GitHub CoPilot: The AI-Powered Assistant for PHP and Drupal Developers
The strangely named, Curiosities from the World has some good stuff:
Introduction in PHP Anthology. Where do I get help?
This is a good resource to bookmark.
Introduction in PHP Anthology. How do I write portable PHP code?
Using Databases with PDO. What is PDO?
Nico Anatasio explores:
The Role of a Model in an MVC Framework
Jonathan Daggerhart shows us how to:
Use autoloading and namespaces in PHP
Edouard Courty examines:
High-precision numbers computation with PHP
Tim Williams looks at:
PHP 8 Constructor Property Promotion: Simplifying Class Definitions with Examples
Nemanja Milenkovic explores:
Embracing Union Types in PHP 8: An In-Depth Look at Their Benefits for Developers
Atakan Demircioğlu shares:
Making Code More Robust with Guard Clauses: Tips and Tricks
Matteo Galacci examines:
CQRS+ES+GDPR+PHP = Broadway Sensitive Serializer
JetBrains looks at:
‘Quick’ Features in IntelliJ IDEA
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
China protests U.S. sanctioning of firms dealing with Russia
Yahoo News reports:
Pro-Russia propagandist unmasked as New Jersey tropical fish seller
The Washington Post reports:
U.S. charges four Americans with aiding Kremlin efforts
EU lawmakers eye tiered approach to regulating generative AI
Microsoft drops Twitter from its advertising platform
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Caroline Orr Bueno reports:
Kremlin Twitter accounts get a boost thanks to Elon Musk
After CuntEO Space Karen received a virtual ass-reaming for letting Russia and China’s propaganda machines back on Shitter and equating them to NPR, PBS, CBC, and the BBC,
Twitter removes ‘government-funded’ news labels after NPR and other flubs
CBS News reports:
Websites for PMO's office, NCC among those crashed by hackers
The Guardian reports:
Russian hackers want to ‘disrupt or destroy’ UK infrastructure, minister warns
Bleeping Computer reports:
Google: Ukraine targeted by 60% of Russian phishing attacks in 2023
The Hacker News reports:
U.S. and U.K. Warn of Russian Hackers Exploiting Cisco Router Flaws for Espionage
Google Uncovers APT41's Use of Open Source GC2 Tool to Target Media and Job Sites
Iranian Hackers Using SimpleHelp Remote Support Software for Persistent Access
Apple’s high security mode blocked NSO spyware, researchers say
Security Failures At TikTok’s Virginia Data Centers: Unescorted Visitors, Mystery Flash Drives And Illicit Crypto Mining
Bleeping Computer reports:
GhostToken GCP flaw let attackers backdoor Google accounts
Drew Harrell of the Washington Post reports:
The military loved Discord for Gen Z recruiting. Then the leaks began.
Enemies of democracy have an easy time when we do half their work for them. Sad.
Then again we could be Russia.
Russian plane accidentally strikes Russian city near Ukraine border
The Record reports:
Cybersecurity firms to launch legal support fund, advocacy group for ethical hackers
EU Cyber Solidarity Act aims to establish a ‘European cybersecurity shield’
GitHub Launches Private Bug Reporting, Package Provenance Features
Sam Who looks at:
The irrepressible Jason Knight shares:
My Response To A Medium Page Rewrite Challenge : Part 1
A Medium Page Rewrite Challenge : Part 2, The Markup
Free Code Camp has this excellent article:
The Difference Between Pseudo-Classes and Pseudo-Elements in CSS
Ishadeed looks at:
CSS Text balancing with text-wrap: balance
The Eisenberg Effect explores:
This looks at why it’s hard to get rid of shit like React.
After Svelte, this is the most promising frontend JS framework.
Salma Alam-Naylor shares:
The Acronyms of Rendering on the Web
Another one to bookmark.
vs and Docker: The Difference Explained
Fixed their typo.
Did you see this week’s featured item? ;)
The Verge asks:
Can ActivityPub save the internet?
Evan P. shows us:
How to Make Activity Delivery Look Fast with ActivityPub
The Fediverse Report looks at:
News outlets, Twitter, and the Fediverse
Add CBC to the list of the few news organizations with the integrity to leave Twitter.
FediTips shows us:
How to use groups on Mastodon and the Fediverse
What's Happening to Twitter Could Never Happen to Mastodon
Thomas Ricouard explains:
If you are going to use AI, this is the way. With restraint.
Now, you can embed Mastodon posts in Medium stories
Flipboard’s Editorial Curation Comes to Mastodon
Boell shows us:
Mastodon - Migration: How to change your instance / server (and why)
A little research up front will prevent the need for this.
Onyx Bits has some Mastodon:
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