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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. We also cover the cybersecurity world.
Please take your time and enjoy the items most relevant and valuable to you.
And thanks to OpenLAMPTech for sharing our article, 2023’s Challenging yet Achievable(?) New Tech Goals for my Symfony-based Sites.
My opinions will be in bold.
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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 some improvements to the Clock component, marked some parameters as sensitive, and updated the Profiler to display date/times in the local timezone of the developer. Meanwhile, SymfonyCasts announced a new course about API Platform 3. Finally, we welcomed bitExpert, SensioLabs, SymfonyCasts, and Shopware as new backers of the Symfony backers program.“
SymfonyCasts a new API Platform 3 course.
And their Netgen Layouts course is complete. It’s also a rare free one, so check it out.
Sometimes old posts turn out to be prophetic. Like this one from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in 2019. It’s a long one aimed at Master's Degree toting, pointy-head intellectuals like me, so here’s a summary if you are short on time.
“Over the last half-century of networked computing, a pendulum has been swinging between client-side and server-side computing. We went from mainframes and dumb terminals to powerful desktop computers to web apps and the cloud. Perhaps we will start to see a similar pendulum in this arena as well. We’ve gone from a world in which protocols dominated to one in which centralized platforms controlled all. Moving us back toward a world where protocols are dominant over platforms could be of tremendous benefit to free speech and innovation online.
Such a move has the potential to return us to the early promise of the web: to create a place where like-minded people can connect on various topics around the globe, and anyone can discover useful information on a variety of different subjects without it being polluted by abuse and disinformation. Simultaneously, it could enable greater competition and innovation on the internet, while also giving end users more control over their own data and preventing giant corporations from having too much data on any particular user.
Moving to protocols, not platforms, is an approach for free speech in the twenty-first century. Rather than relying on a “marketplace of ideas” within an individual platform—which can be hijacked by those with malicious intent—protocols could lead to a marketplace of ideals, where competition occurs to provide better services that minimize the impact of those with malicious intent, without cutting off their ability to speak entirely.
It would represent a radical change, but one that should be looked at seriously.”
Jolicode shows us:
Antoine Bluchet explores the new:
Nico Anastasio shows us:
Yusuf Biberoğlu looks at:
If you are building a multi-OS app, Flutter is the way to go.
Fiko Borizqy shares:
The Drupal Association shares:
Golems examines the:
I love Layout Builder so I will be checking this out.
Martin R shows us:
Peoples Blog shows us how to:
Greg Boggs wants you to:
Matt Glaman examines:
If you are lucky enough to have the budget for Acquia for your Drupal projects:
hashbangcode looks at:
Platform.sh wants you to:
Christian Córdoba shows us:
Love the emojis.
Node.js brings back bad memories of coding bootcamp, but this is a fair comparison.
Ismail Tasdelen demonstrates:
Matus Stafura examines:
Nacho Colomina shares a:
Nikola Stojiljkovic continues his series:
Sakis Ball starts a new series:
Andrei Birta looks at:
WilliamP continues his series:
Claudio Ribeiro has a:
Saravana Sai explores:
Rafael Bernard Araújo has:
Andreas Heigl shows us why:
Oluwabamidele Ayanda continues their series:
Camilo Herrera shows us how to:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
Peter Hartcher reports on:
The Guardian reports:
The Hacker News reports:
I hate to say it but if you are still active on Twitter for anything other than a job requirement you are enabling this horseshit.
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
I got a hunch the tanks are going to be more effective than the hackers. 💀 🇷🇺
The Guardian reports:
The NewStack shows us:
Kinsta looks at:
Tomasz Dobrowolski shares:
Jacob Stopak shows us:
This is helpful for Git-challenged peeps like me.
Jason Knight looks at:
Scott O’Hara wants you to:
SmashingMag shows you how to:
Tanner Barcelos explores:
Jangwook Kim explores:
Tweetbot was one of the 3rd party clients fucked over by Space Karen. They pivoted to Mastodon.
Brookings reports on:
Or why Space Karen is cruising for a bruising from the EU.
The Guardian has:
Jim Nielson says:
I 1000% agree. Stay off proprietary platforms.
One of the greatest minds in digital communication, Seth Godin, looks at:
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