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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 in detail.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 4.4.46, 5.4.13, 6.0.13 and 6.1.5 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, we continued merging new features into the upcoming Symfony 6.2 version: simplified adding MIME parts to email messages, allow creating lazy-loading classes using constructors, redesigned the mailer panel in the Profiler, and added an option to make the YamlEncoder indentation configurable.“
A Week of Symfony #822 (26 September - 2 October 2022)
SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022: What is FleetOps and why you should care?
SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022: Observability tools: Who's who?
Platform .sh announced:
Platform.sh partners with MongoDB to help customers build modern applications faster
SymfonyCasts nears the end of their Doctrine course:
Michael Bodnarchuk aka @davert shares:
Why I Don’t Enjoy Writing PHP Anymore
Yeah. Dependencies suck.
Thomas Dutrion explores:
Symfony: translate Assert custom messages from entities
Cosmin Sandu shows us:
How to store passwords/credentials in Symfony project(s)
.com software wants us to:
Stop Using Entities in Symfony Forms
Martin Schindler provides a:
Proof of concept — Symfony UX and Shopware 6
Lucas Teixeira dos Santos Santana has an:
Introdução sobre Testes de Unidade em PHP para aplicar no Magento 2
And Nataliia Polomkina has:
Magento 2: Sending Emails Guide
Mike Herchel has some great news for the frontend of Drupal.
Single Directory Components in Core!
Here’s the Drupal issue for it.
Drupal also has:
Strategic Initiatives: Distributions and Recipes
Agiledrop shows us:
How to Create a Custom Block in Drupal 8/9/10
Aaron Crosman has an interesting observation:
What I Brought from Drupal to Salesforce - Spinning Code
Jay Callicott shows us how to:
Create a Twitter-style application in Drupal
It’s a good look at Posts, Mentions, Threads, Timeline, and Likes.
Dries Buytaert gave his:
DrupalCon Europe 2022 DriesNote presentation
Open Swoole announces:
OpenSwoole 4.12.0 released with PHP 8.2 support and new features
PHP Annotated – September 2022
PhpStorm 2022.2.3 is now available
Matthias Noback explains why:
Refactoring without tests should be fine
Tom Smykowski explores:
Dariusz Gafka explores:
Loosely coupled Microservices in PHP
Himadri Patel has:
Why is PHP not dying? [7 Reasons Why PHP is a Preferred Choice for Millions of Businesses]
M. Akbar Nugroho looks at:
Basic Load Balancing With Docker, NGINX & PHP
Free Code Camp has this quick tutorial:
PHP Implode – Convert Array to String with Join
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Atlantic reports:
The Tech Site That Took On China’s Surveillance State
Hacktivists seek to aid Iran protests with cyberattacks and tips on how to bypass internet censorship
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
APTs Stole Sensitive Data From Defense Industrial Base Facility
Lazarus Group Exploited Dell Driver Flaw to Disable Windows Monitoring Features
Cyberattack on Colorado state website follows Russian hacktivist threat
How scanning GitHub can help secure the open source software supply chain
How identity threat detection and response are the latest tools in cybersecurity arsenals
Freecodecamp has this informative piece:
Docker vs Virtual Machine (VM) – Key Differences You Should Know
Programming languages: Microsoft's TypeScript shows vision can beat skepticism
Shawn Wildermuth compares:
Somnath Singh opines about React, Next, and Qwik:
React and Next.js are DEAD — Something New is (Finally) Replacing It (For Good)
If only this were true. But we can hope. 😉
Speaking of which, Craig Buckler has:
An Introduction to Native Web Components
And FrontendMaster looks at the history of JS and:
For those of you who are CSS challenged, Free Code Camp has:
CSS Selectors – Cheat Sheet for Class, Name, Child Selector List
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