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. There are three ship tons of PHP items this week.
Or jump straight to your favorite section.
My opinions will be in bold. And will often involve profanity.
A significant proportion of the content we curate is on Medium. I highly recommend investing in a membership to access all the articles you want to read. It's a small investment that can boost your career. As you may have noticed, non-members can only access a limited number of articles per month.
Become a member here! The compensation we receive from your use of this link helps pay for our weekly communiqué.
As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 5.4.24 and 6.2.11 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, we published the 6.3.0 Release Candidate 1 and Release Candidate 2 versions in preparation for the final release of Symfony 6.3 next week.“
SymfonyCasts updates its Doctrine course:
ArsTechnica asks and reviews a book with the answers. It’s an interesting read.
Hint: Since cybersecurity deals with crimes and crimes come from humans and humans mostly suck, the answer is no. If you are in cybersecurity, buy the book anyway. So, you can minimize the suck.
Nacho Colomina Torregrosa shows us how to:
Lewis Blakeney shares:
Lullabots updates us on:
This is great news, and we need more efforts like this to bring Drupal back to advancement. It’s a point I belabored in my article, Does Drupal Have a Path to Growth?
HashBangCode looks at:
PrometSource has this well-written tutorial:
Matt Glaman explores:
This is extremely interesting and looks to be production ready later this year.
On a related note, InWebWorks shares:
And has a technical update related to Twig:
Mike Herchel announces:
TechTales looks at:
Pavel Buchnev explores:
What’s up with the fucking “Unleashing” headlines recently? AI? Let’s unleash some originality peeps.
Ryan Chandler shows us how to:
Moslem Deris looks at:
Camilo Herrera explores:
Ariful Islam examines:
php[architect] looks at:
And releases its May issue:
Nico Anatasio shares:
Jack Marchant is:
Interesting and extensive.
Daniel Rotter explores:
Peter Hrobar examines parallel processing:
Olivia J shows us:
Chris White shares:
London Lingo shows us:
Sergiu Pogor has another guide:
Miladev continues an exhaustive series on design patterns:
I started sharing these, so I am going to stick to it until Miladev exhausts himself, herself, themselves, itself (AI).
Erland Muchasaj asks:
In JS "this" flummoxed the hell out of me in bootcamp.
Mohamed Said looks at:
Yannick Chenot explores:
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 Register reports:
Dark Reading reports:
Ars Technica reports:
It was hard to determine whether this article should be here or in the section below.
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Infosecurity Magazine reports:
The Register reports:
The Register reports:
The Markup improves their tracking exposure tool:
Digital Owl’s Prose examines:
The MDN blog looks at:
Evil Martians (great band name) list:
Dave Rupert shares:
Smashing Magazine explores:
Sitepoint has a:
Jason Knight asks:
Ben Werdmuller addresses:
This is what some fear Meta is after with its new federated Instagram product.
Stefan Bohacek demonstrates:
Onyxbits asks and answers:
Jeff Sikes shares:
Calckey is a more fun-oriented microblogging Platform like Mastodon (which is more serious).
Bridgy Fed turns your website into its own Fediverse account.
Mobilizon, an Eventbrite-like platform on the Fediverse shares:
CTAs (aka show us some free love)
- That’s it for this week. Please share this communiqué.
- Also, be sure to join our newsletter list at the bottom of our site’s pages. Joining gets you each week's communiqué in your inbox (a day early).
- Follow us on Flipboard or at @email@example.com on Mastodon for daily coverage. Consider joining the @phpc.social instance. If this communique is a little overwhelming, you can get a condensed weekly news highlight post on Friendica.
- Do you like Reddit? Follow us on /kbin for a better Fediverse and Symfony-based experience.
Do you own or work for an organization that would be interested in our promotion opportunities? Or supporting our journalistic efforts? If so, please get in touch with us. We’re in our infancy, so it’s extra economical. 😉
More importantly, if you are a Ukrainian company with coding-related products, we can offer free promotion on our Support Ukraine page. Or, if you know of one, get in touch.
Keep coding Symfonistas!