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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony. Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 5.4.22 and 6.2.8 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, we published a recap of the SymfonyLive Paris 2023 conference and announced the last days of the Early Bird of SymfonyCon 2023. Lastly, we published an article detailing the migration of symfony.com search engine to Meilisearch.“
SymfonyCasts continues its second API Platform course.
Dark Reading says:
Companies face an ongoing struggle to quickly develop high-performing software and applications that are also highly secure. This is a delicate balance in today's environment, where trading security for speed could lead to disastrous consequences.
One method that companies are embracing to strike this balance is implementing the "shift left." The shift left in this context refers to moving practices related to testing software as early in the development process as possible.
If companies prioritize communications and make the DevOps process more transparent, team members will better know what vulnerabilities to look for.
Dev opines on:
It’s certainly better than React or Angular.
André Laugks shows us how to:
JoliCode shows us:
And reviews SymfonyLive Paris:
As I said on Mastodon this week, this is about the 2,425th Laravel / Symfony comparison article but it's from a reputable source and explains the strengths of each platform well. (FYI, they don't really compete against each other very often.)
Nacho Colomina Torregrosa says:
ComputerMinds shows us:
Harish Rajora shares:
Sylius announces their solution to:
Very interesting interview.
I plan on exploring the following three items in-depth.
Russell Jones asks:
Webwash looks at:
Drupal developer extraordinaire Matt Glaman explores:
Evolving Web gets:
Drupal founder Dries Buytaert examines:
They are getting it right after ten years.
On a related note, Opensense Labs looks at:
Golems shows us how to implement:
FiveJars provides a:
Redfin Solutions shares:
My man, Smaine Milianni has an old post worth exploring:
The PHP Foundation has:
And Sticher shares:
Dimitrios Lytras explores:
Moslem Deris examines:
Daniil Bazhenov continues a series:
Marcin Czarnecki recommends:
Lambda Test shares:
Moumen Alisawe asks:
Freek Van der Herten has:
One of my favorite Mastodon follows, the Grumpy Programmer is:
And looks at:
Terence Eden shouts:
Nil Lenon has:
Camila Morales reviews the:
Yannick Chenot shares a new article in an ongoing series:
Nemanja Milenkovic tells us:
Andreas Möller recommends:
Anton Lohvynenko explores:
Laravel News examines the:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Kyiv Post reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Foreign Policy reports:
The Register reports:
MIT Technology reviews:
Autocratic regimes are good at one thing, at least, shooting themselves in the foot. If only they would shoot themselves in the head.
And democracies aren’t perfect, either.
The New York Times reports:
The Hacker News reports:
Don’t use WordPress page builders, peeps!
Ars Technica reports:
The Guardian reports:
Data Center Dynamics asks:
This sounds similar to douchebaggery from another company we’ve heard a lot about lately. I wonder if they have the same owner. ;)
David Gewirtz shares:
Pay attention to the details in this interesting article.
My favorite Medium writer, Jason Knight has:
Chrome looks at:
ZDNet reports on the:
Jason Segal shows you how to:
Chanel Jemmott has:
DevCollaborative looks at:
Important stuff, and fuck Google.
Since Twitter is single-handedly exploding growth in the Fediverse, we’ll start with it (again).
The Verge states the obvious:
Mashable reports on the predictable result:
It’s a lie, and CuntEO Space Karen knows it’s a lie.
Nieman Lab reports:
The Fediverse Report is:
Mike Stone shares:
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This is an academic paper from Robert Gehl on:
Kevin Quirk shares how he switched from Miro.blog to WordPress to make:
The Verge reports on:
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