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's lots of exciting content this week. It seems like people are coming back to blogging and that's awesome.
Please take your time, as there are many items, and enjoy the ones most relevant and valuable to you.
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My opinions will be in bold. And will often involve profanity.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, the upcoming Symfony 6.3 version improved the new Scheduler component to allow rejecting messages, improved the Web Profiler to make views clickable in the toolbar and fixed many small issues. Meanwhile, we announced new Symfony backers for the Symfony 6.3 version and published new information about the hotel and transportation for SymfonyCon 2023.“
SymfonyCasts continues its second API Platform course.
We are going to toot our own horn this week.
Unless you've been under a rock since last fall when Space Karen bought Twitter, you’ve heard the buzz about the Fediverse and Mastodon in particular. And hopefully, you want to know more about it.
Some think it is the most important revolution in communications since the Internet was built. That’s because it obliterates the status quo of how network effects are built.
While I am no expert, I know more than 99% of humanity about the Fediverse. And I did give a lightning talk about it at DrupalCamp Florida. ;)
Recently, I received a last-minute request from Backdrop CMS to speak about the Fediverse at their online conference. Unfortunately, I had a video shoot scouting trip scheduled and couldn’t help them.
In light of these events, I am stepping into the breach and starting with this article.
Nico Anastasio shows us:
Victor Todoran takes:
You really should avoid Facebook peeps. See the featured item above.
Loïck Piera looks at:
Waseem Jalal explores:
Anton Lytvynov shows us how to:
And Corbado shows us how to:
Manpreet Singh examines:
The DropTimes reports:
Opensource looks at:
Pankaj Kumar explores:
Third and Grove asks:
Nitin Lama shares:
Evolving Web opines:
Specbee wants you to:
The Droptimes shares:
I am definitely checking this one out.
In a similar vein, Dropsolid looks at:
Harish Rajora shares a:
This is not quick because the first half is a review of Drupal, but the second half is helpful.
Gurwinder Singh shows us how to:
If you ever need to share an article with a client on why Drupal, this is a good one to bookmark.
Derick Rethans shares a:
Paulo Real advises:
And you should.
Nico Anatasio examines:
Turn It Off And On Again looks at:
Konundrum Tech shows us how to:
This is interesting. What’s also interesting is that U.S. companies using K instead of C in words were signalling support for the KKK. I am looking at you Krispy Kreme.
Andrien Gras shares:
This is very interesting.
Geni Jaho advises:
Tomasz Dobrowolski asks:
Andres looks at:
Laravel News shares:
João Brandão shows us how to:
And Benoit Condaminet shows us how to:
Jose Manuel Cardona explores:
Daniel Ruiz Camacho examines:
Nemanja Milenkovic looks at:
Coding Jester examines:
There are only six?
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
Fast Company reports on:
The Hacker News reports:
The Kyiv Post reports:
The U.S. doesn’t, but I do.
The Guardian reports:
Dan Kennedy reports:
Public media everywhere, the Fediverse is waiting for you.
Also, I just convinced my main client to stop posting to Twitter on all their accounts as well. He he he.
The Next Web reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Bleeping Computer reports:
Dark Reading reports:
Tech Republic reports:
Dark Reading reports;
The Telegraph reports:
Social Media Today reports:
Does anything Shitter does surprise anyone?
And in #C*ntFightOfTheWeek news:
Cory Doctorow opines on:
The Register reports:
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Cyber Careers reports:
Truer words were never spoken. And to prove the point that most humans are dumbasses ⬇️
The Guardian reports:
The F.B.I. arrested Jack Teixeira, 21, an air national guardsman.
Opensource reports on:
It’s open-source and available for research and commercial use. So, if you must get in on the craze, use this LLM and fuck ChatGPT.
Tim Kadlec shares:
Paulo Real wants you to:
WebAIM shares a:
Alvaro Montoro explores a:
Chris Coyier asks:
Bernard Lekaj asks:
Zach Leat examines:
Jason Knight opines:
Awesome and awesome.
Vashinav shares my opinion:
Did you see this week’s featured item? ;)
Adam Varn shows us how to:
The Fediverse Report is:
Tim Bray announces a new instance for Canada:
Andy Piper takes a look at:
Want to check out some Activity Pub code? This proposal would allow Collections to have a
streams property, as Actors do. The streams would be additional Collections that are sorted or filtered versions of the original Collection.
The EU Observer opines:
Lisa Williams posted:
ZDNet shows us:
The Verge opines:
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