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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 an abundance of Symfony items this week et c'est très magnifique.
Please take your time and enjoy the items most relevant and valuable to you.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony. Highlight -> “This week, the upcoming Symfony 6.3 version added support for 103 status code (Early Hints), updated the service container builder to use PHP weak references, and added three new components: Webhook and RemoteEvent and a Scheduler component. Lastly, Symfony announced a new Symfony conference in Berlin (October 5-6, 2023).“
A Week of Symfony #846 (13-19 March 2023)
Getting started with the Blackfire test suite: part 4 of a series
SymfonyCasts continues its second API Platform course, and it covers security.
Stitcher.io is not a fan of how PHP is managed by a large committee and thinks it would be better off with a benevolent dictator.
Limited by committee
The problem with benevolent dictators (open source or not) is that they are few and far between, and are likely to devolve into c^nts. Just ask Twitter employees and the doormat citizens of Russia or China. The real solution is more democracy.
The Droptimes reports on Fabien’s announcement.
Webhook and Remote Event Components Merged to Symfony
In exciting news, Ivo Lukač shares:
Netgen Layouts 1.4 Adds Editable Preview and Component Blocks
SyntaxSeed show us how to:
Convert Symfony Auth Scaffolding Login to use Form Builder
CWD looks at:
Reusable symfony/workflow configuration
Utiliser l’API de ChatGpt dans Symfony 6
Gabor Szabo shows us how to:
Setup local development environment and run tests of PHP Twig
Valentin Crochemore looks at API Platforn with Vue JS:
Mise à jour du Create Client d'API Platform vers Vue 3
Theodo shares why you should:
Love HATEOAS with Symfony and API Platform
Oliver Mensah examines:
Working on Legacy Software: Rewriting technique, experience and lessons
Jolicode shows us how to:
Leverage Symfony VarDumper Component to Enhance your Dumps
Medusa vs. Magento: A Comparative Analysis
Yamen Hadla explores:
Effortless Language Redirection TYPO3 Extension
A Glance at Tome - Drupal static content generator
And Drupal’s founder, Dries Buytaert,, explains why static site generators aren’t needed:
Why content management systems can outperform static site generators
I agree with this 2,058 percent.
What You Need To Know About Continuous Integration and Testing in Drupal
Matt Glam looks at:
Using the bundle specific list cache tag for entity types
Currently working on Drupal’s next big leap, Automatic Updates & Project Browser, Wim Leer explores:
The Drop Times has:
The Drupal Association’s Von Eaton Addresses 'Back to Work for Women'
Lemberg Solutions highlight their contributions to Drupal:
How the Lemberg Solutions Team Contributes to Drupal
We need more efforts like these.
When using Drupal, Volacci shows us:
How to Add Default Metatags for a Specific Content Type
The Drupal Association says:
Industry Summits are the place to be at DrupalCon Pittsburgh 2023
Axelerant looks at:
Drupal 7 End Of Life: A Guide To Next Steps
And Chromatic asks:
Why is Drupal 7's End-of-Life a Big Deal?
Comprendre et éviter les attaques CSRF grâce à Symfony
The March issue of php[architect] is out:
Clean PHP Code: 6 Actionable Tips
PHP — The combination of Traits and Magic methods
Moslem Deris has:
A Guide to Union Types in PHP 8: Examples, Best Practices, and Benefits
Atakan Demircioğlu examines:
Maximize Your Coding Skills: How To Use These 5 PHP Functions Like a Pro
Yannick Chenot shares how to:
Upgrade your project to PHP 8.2 with Rector
Bernard Araujo shares:
Hendrik Prinsloo provides:
A Brief History of PHP: From 1995 to 2023
This is a good one to bookmark.
Bhimani Rutvik looks at:
Asynchronous PHP using ReactPHP
The 4 Steps That Nearly Tripled My PHPUnit Test Efficiency
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
Bellingcat exposes and develops a map for:
Russia’s Assault on Daily Life in Ukraine
The New York Times opines:
Banning TikTok Should Be Just the Beginning
Yes, yes, and yes!
Breached hacking forum shuts down, fears it's not 'safe' from FBI
How California and other states are tackling AI legislation
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
The Hacker News reports:
From Ransomware to Cyber Espionage: 55 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Weaponized in 2022
Operation Soft Cell: Chinese Hackers Breach Middle East Telecom Providers
Pompompurin Unmasked: Infamous BreachForums Mastermind Arrested in New York
Experts: As Cyber Booms, So Too Must Preparation
Cybersecurity Skills Shortage, Recession Fears Drive 'Upskilling' Training Trend
Facebook accounts hijacked by new malicious ChatGPT Chrome extension
Another reason why (unless required by your job) you should not be on Facebook.
The Federal Trade Commission warns:
Chatbots, deepfakes, and voice clones: AI deception for sale
Farhan Tanvir shares:
7 Best JetBrains IDE Plugins to Make Your Life Easier in 2023
Lars Lofgren explores:
9 Modern Website Design Trends in 2023 (with Examples)
Take note of these, peeps.
Some Cross-Browser DevTools Features You Might Not Know
The world’s greatest CSS teacher, Josh Comeau opines on the foolishness of predicting:
The End of Front-End Development
The World’s greatest design teacher, Brad Frost has:
Layout & Grid in Design Systems
Laravel News reports:
MySQL for Developers Course is Live
I will be exploring this, and so should you.
Anthony Fung shares:
The Secret of Tidy Git Repositories: When Best to Merge and Rebase
And Mike Harbottle asks:
What is Git Merge, and how to use it?
The Verge Reports
GitHub Copilot gets a new ChatGPT-like assistant to help developers write and fix code
Postman Flows: The Next Generation of Software Development
This looks useful for those building with APIs.
The Conversation UK reports:
Antisemitism on Twitter has more than doubled since Elon Musk took over the platform – new research
The Fediverse Report reports on:
Jeff Sikes explores:
Mastodon API - Media Only Parameters
ActivityPub rocks examines:
Ideating organization structure for the Grassroots Fediverse (wiki)
The Fediverse Report has:
And this article:
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