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Symfony Station Communiqué - 12 August 2022

By Reuben Walker, 12 August, 2022
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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 each week.

Take your time and enjoy the items most relevant and valuable to you.

As always, thanks to Javier Eguiluz and Symfony for sharing our last communiqué in their Week of Symfony.

My opinions will be in bold.

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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.

Highlight -> “This week, the upcoming Symfony 6.2 version added features such as allowing to extend the #[When] attribute, adding conditional types to conditional configuration builders, introduced a new messenger:count command that lists the pending messages per transport and improved the #IsGranted attribute to allow using expressions.“

A Week of Symfony #814 (1-7 August 2022)

Symfony announced:

Zoom in on Advanced Security with Symfony workshop at SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022

SymfonyCasts finishes their Symfony 6 Fundamentals Course and announce a new one.

This week on SymfonyCasts

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While not the most important post of the week, we think our latest article on local PHP development tools is useful. Please read:

Dream Universal, Develop Local: A look at PHP Local Development Tools.

This Week

Wordsys Technology shares:

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Symfony Framework for Projects

Saeid Raei explores:

Symfony Testing: using Repository pattern without connecting to database

Dariel Vicedo continues his series:

Creating a Symfony project from zero to success in 52 weeks (week 5)

In Francais Yann Dardot examines:

Enum php 8.1, et les librairie symfony. (Doctrine, graphql-php, api platform)

Big Data Analytics News looks at:

How Symfony Hosting Works Better With Cloudways Managed Hosting

Randy Fay needs your help testing a DDEV and integration.

GitHub - platformsh/ddev-platformsh: Add integration with hosting service


bitExpert explores:

Sulu Headless exposing form config

Drupal made:

CSS and JavaScript aggregation performance improvements

Matt Glaman looks at:

ReactPHP for Drupal deployments and workers

Acquia is:

Evaluating Drupal Community Modules

Jacob Rockowitz is:

Defining the goals of the Blueprints module

php[architect] has:

Drupal Dab: Creating Content Types in Drupal 9 Subscription required.

Ani Mahant shares:

A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Customize Drupal SearchAPI Facets without AJAX

James Oakley has some Drupal advice for:

Keeping track of upstream security issues

Previous Weeks

specbee shares:

Setting up Responsive Images in Drupal 9 - A Step-by-Step Guide

Promet Source examines:

How to Fix Common Web Accessibility Barriers in Drupal


This Week documents:

Deprecated dynamic properties in PHP 8.2

Igieborelvis continues his SOLID PHP series:

SOLID : Fundamental Principles of Software Development using PHP (4)

Derick Rethans has the:

Xdebug Update: July 2022

Bentil Shadrack has a good reminder:

Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and ways to prevent it in PHP applications

Richard Dobroň shows us how to:

How to create your first composer package? 🐘

In Francais Karim Pinchon explores:

PHP - Rector

Matthias Noback looks at:

Simple Solutions 1 - Active Record versus Data Mapper

Andrew Schmelyun details:

The difference between Traits, Interfaces, and Abstract Classes in PHP

The esteemed Kévin Dunglas shows us how to:

Securely Access Private Git Repositories and Composer Packages in Docker Builds

Farhan Tanvir shares yet another:

7 Useful PHP Libraries You Should Use in Your Next ProjectーPart- 4

.com software shares:

Circuit Breaker pattern in PHP

Clean code tricks in PHP everyone should follow


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

Protocol reports:

Meta has banned a pro-Russia troll group that organized on Telegram

Rolling Stone reports:

Pro-Putin Trolls Supporting the Ukraine Invasion Can't Stop Screwing Up

The Hill reports:

Putin’s war is economic suicide

The Evil Empire Strikes Back

PCMag reports:

Researchers Look Inside Russian Malware Targeting Ukrainian Power Grid

Useful idiots Amnesty International have criticized Ukraine for housing troops in abandoned schools and daring to shell Russian aircraft in occupied Crimea.

Useful idiots Amnesty International have criticized Ukraine for housing troops in abandoned schools and daring to shell Russian aircraft in occupied Crimea.

The Guardian reports:

Zelenskiy rebukes Amnesty for accusing Ukraine of endangering civilians

Russia’s private military contractor Wagner comes out of the shadows in Ukraine war

Wired reports:

An Attack on Albanian Government Suggests New Iranian Aggression

The US Offers a $10 Million Bounty for Intel on the Conti Ransomware Gang


PC Mag reports:

US Sanctions 'Tornado Cash' for Laundering Crypto Funds for North Korea

Decipher reports:

After Log4j, Efforts to ‘Uplift’ Open Source Ecosystem Continue

TechCrunch reports:

Twitter fixes security bug that exposed at least 5.4 million accounts

Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies

Protocol reports:

The SEC's cyberattack reporting rules are seeing fierce opposition. CISA is poised to do better.

ZDNet reports:

Cloudflare was the target of a sophisticated phishing attack. Here's why it didn't work

Computer Weekly reports:

GitHub targets vulnerable open source components reports:

NVD Analysis 2022: Why you need to modernize your software security approach

Tech Republic reports:

Cisco reveals cyberattack on its corporate network


infoworld shares:

Visual Studio vs. Visual Studio Code: How to choose

The Register reports:

GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash

Nevin Katz reveals:

My Git Analogy Moment

As a Git-challenged person, I can say it’s a good one.

In Francais Karim Pinchon shares advice for students:

Conseils aux étudiants en développement logiciel

Utkarsh Mathur has a great history piece on the:

Rise of Open Source.

Venture Beat shares:

3 ways every company can get started with an open-source software strategy

Ethan Marcotte looks at the source of truth in design systems.


Accessibility and Frontend Illuminati Jason Knight looks at:

Creating Custom Icon Webfonts

And in douchebag news:

Molly White tried to tell you Web3 was not going great before the crypto crash

Dev Class reports:

‘The best thing we can do today to JavaScript is to retire it,’ says JSON creator Douglas Crockford

Amen, brother.

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