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.
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My opinions will be in bold. And will involve profanity.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony. Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 5.4.21 and 6.2.7 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 6.3 version added support for managing command exit code while handling signals. Lastly, the SymfonyOnline June 2023 conference announced that you can submit your papers until March 6.“
SymfonyCasts continues its API Platform course.
I am tooting my own horn this week as I have published my first “opinion” piece. It examines if Drupal has a path to growth.
“Idiots have been claiming PHP is dead for years. Guess what? It’s not dying. It’s growing and mainly via WordPress and outside the United States. With Drupal, not so much.
This piece will cover Drupal’s strengths and weaknesses as I see them affecting its growth. And when I talk about growth, I mean the total number of Drupal users, not the profits of companies basing their businesses on Drupal.
Then I will look at three paths its future could take. Those of what I want, what could happen, and what will probably happen.”
Anton Lytvynov has:
It is great to see Smaine Milianni back with:
Mark Caggiano shows us:
JoliCode looks at:
Shahid Shahmiri shows us:
Carlo Todeschini built:
And Jordi Boggiano built a Symfony wrapper of the PHP client for the FeaturIT Feature Flag management platform.
Quick Sprout has a:
Edna Ololade compares:
Zyxware Technologies compares:
The Drop Times has several developer interviews:
ComputerMinds continues its Drupal 10 upgrade case study series:
Prometsource shows us:
Matt Glaman looks at:
Specbee shows us:
CKEditor can expand its capabilities:
Star Shaped of Lullabot shares her experience at:
Mateu Aguiló Bosch of lullabot explores:
This is fantastic news.
And Lullabot has this case study.
Derry Ross explores:
Dolly Aswin looks at:
Marcel Bootsman looks at:
This got lots of interest when I shared it on Mastodon this week.
Nikola Stojiljkovic shares:
Active Hosted opines on:
Kumar Ravi says:
Roberton B. examines:
Erika Heidi explores:
Laravel News looks at:
Kumar Abhinav shows us:
Mom Junior examines the:
Claudio Ribeiro has a:
Geek Job shows us how to:
This also received lots of Mastodon love.
of0x looks at:
Moslem Deris explores:
Uladzimir Tsykun shares:
Sam Anglin has:
PeakD expounds on:
Atakan Demircioğlu looks at:
Valerie Kuzmina shows us how to:
Aminul Islam Sarker examines:
Great stuff here.
İlyas Özkurt shows us how to:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The New York Times reports on:
The Federal Trade Commission warns:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
The Register reports:
The Hacker News reports:
Cory Doctorow laments:
Zack Whittaker opines:
Fast Company reports on:
Use password managers, two-factor authentication, VPN, etc. peeps.
Tech Republic reports on the:
Dark Reading reports:
The Guardian reports:
Maybe the fucks will do something about cybersecurity now.
Abid Ali Awan explores:
Bleeping Computer reports:
GitHub shows us how they implemented Elasticsearch:
Marcus Bentele shares:
Leticia Coelho shows us how to write:
The acerbic and awesome Jason Knight has:
TLDR Tailwind CSS sucks. Don’t be lazy. Learn HTML and CSS.
Chrome Developers examine:
Beau Coburn looks at:
Josh long opines:
Cory Doctorow says:
Let’s start with a few items about the biggest driver of Fediverse growth, Twitter.
The BBC reports:
Musk takes the shittiest thing about Twitter and makes it shittier.
The Verge reports:
Stupidity in management = product incompetence.
Daring Fireball reports:
Being a c*nt = being a c*nt
In late-breaking news, Platformer reports:
Fucking hell. While this will work with Activity Pub, at least these instances can be blocked when the inevitable tracking starts.
The Washington Post opines:
The Atlantic explores:
Here’s an analytical breakdown of the exodus from Twitter to the Fediverse:
The Washington Post reports:
Daring Fireball reports:
I mentioned this was coming last week.
TechCrunch provides more detail:
Here are the official details:
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