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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 5.4.19, 6.0.19, 6.1.11, and 6.2.5 maintenance versions were released. The 6.0 and 6.1 branches will no longer receive any updates, so consider updating your projects to Symfony 6.2. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 6.3 version marked DSNs as sensitive parameters and removed them from exception messages, added support for Redis Relay in cache, and updated the VarDumper component to display all invisible characters.“
SymfonyCasts continued its course on the utterly excellent API Platform:
The Transnational Institute has an incredibly important interview with Cory Doctorow that's very relevant to us in the open-source community. It's also long, so here is a summary of its many points:
“So, our project needs to be not to snuff out technology but to figure out how to seize the means of computation, how to build a technological substrate that is responsive to people, that enables us to coordinate our will and our effort and our ethics to build a world that we want – including one with less carbon, and with less injustice, more labor rights and so on.”
Mislav Jantoljak shares:
I am starting the SymfonyCast NetGen Layouts course, so I was happy to run across this.
Although it’s an obvious point, Ozan says that a framework isn’t perfect for every project:
Nacho Colomina Torregrosa explores:
Henguelbert Loyo shows us:
Drupal Partners asks:
In addition to a look at the future, this is mostly a history of Drupal with some interesting graphs.
Agaric Coop shows us:
Matt Glaman looks at the following:
The Drop Times reports:
Martin Ricken shows us:
And the Aten Design Group shows us the following:
Mike Herchel shares a case study.
I love case studies. Especially from Titans of Drupal like Mike.
Evolving Web shows us how to:
I am going to check the theme out.
WP Tavern takes:
CivicUK shows us how to:
Nick Schäferhoff shares the:
Kinsta shows us:
Sabatino Masala looks at:
Andrei Birta explores:
The PHP Foundation has:
Matus Stafura looks at:
Geni Jaho examines:
Marcus Brune asks:
William P continues his testing series:
Claudio Ribeiro has the a:
Nikola Stojiljkovic explores:
Nacho Colomina Torregrosa looks at:
David Senate examines:
Tomas Votruba says:
I will agree with him but only for 5-10% of the websites on the internet. It's overkill for the other 90%.
Ayesh Karunaratne shares:
Mahdad Kiyani has some:
Michael Etokakpan demonstrates:
Mr. Tuto asks:
Ramiz Kongulov explores:
Viktor Progger shares:
Mitul Patel lists:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Hill reports:
The Register reports:
The Lawfare blog reports:
The Markup reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
The New York Times reports:
This is no surprise as the FBI has been more of a threat to democracy than a help from day one.
Delaware Online reports:
The Hacker News reports:
PC Gamer reports:
Fortunately, the company had enough sense to leave Putin’s puppet state when the war crimes kicked off in Ukraine.
How surprising, authoritarian states are incompetent at everything except oppression and cybercrime.
The Markup reports:
CSO Online reports on:
The Hacker News reports:
In great news for SEO practitioners everywhere, Ars Technica reports:
The Harvard business review looks at:
I am definitely in the figure-ground reversal camp.
The Los Angeles Times opines:
Unfortunately, it’s the goddamned truth and not an opinion.
Isaac Lyman asks:
Better late than never.
The Verge reports:
Unfortunately, this is about ten years overdue and likely to result in nothing.
Mozilla looks at the efforts for browser interoperability:
Addy Osmani shares:
Norio Okawa looks at:
Ahmad Shadeed provides an excellent:
My kindred spirtit, Jason Knight explores:
Noble Okafor shows us:
Chris Coyier says that, like ReactJS:
Shinichi Okada shares:
Glenn Fleishman asks:
Hilda Bastian examines:
Kev Quirk explores:
I am thrilled with this announcement.
If only. Unfortunately, only Space Karen driving Twitter into bankruptcy has a chance at this.
Speaking of which, TechCrunch reports:
So Shitter’s CuntEO makes this move several weeks after fucking over the businesses most likely to pay for this. A very stable genius.
And here’s what really boils my piss about it. Movetodon is/was a service that lets you find your Twitter followers who are also on Mastodon so you can follow them there.
Take login by Twitter off your apps peeps unless you want to pay through the nose. And if you make Twitter apps or bots, I hope you have diversified.
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