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 is plenty of good content in each category this week, so please take your time and enjoy the items most relevant and valuable to you. Fediverse items are growing almost as much as the Fediverse itself. Drupal writers were active this week as well.
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 6.4 version continued adding native return types to its codebase. Meanwhile, the Symfony 7.0 branch, which will be released at the same time, continued removing deprecated code paths. In addition, Symfony announced the SymfonyOnline January 2024 conference and the first speakers of SymfonyLive Berlin 2023 conference.”
You will notice this is something of a theme this week.
SymfonyCasts releases a new course:
We toot our own horn this week for our featured item.
I have had harsh words in the past for sinful sites refusing to upgrade from Drupal 7. And for wishy-washy Drupal leadership that repeatedly backslides from ending support for it.
But fear not, ye doomed and damned denizens of Drupal 7 misery, a savior is at hand. Stretch out your wretched arms and embrace salvation before death drags you down to the fires of website hell. 😈
Matt Glaman’s Retrofit has opened an easier path to upgrading from Drupal 7. And Backdrop CMS offers an option for those who refuse modern Drupal in their life but require a solid off-ramp.
Nico Anastadio explores:
Soufiyane Aitmoulay shows us:
Nacho Colomina Torregrosa examines:
Vpodorozh looks at:
Neue Anleitung shares:
This is one of the best Drupal posts I have seen in a while. But DrupalizeMe, you need to get the fuck off Pantheon.
InWebWorks tells us why:
OHO Interactive is putting on a free and interesting conference:
Specbee shares details of their recent site makeover:
Savior of Drupal 7 sites, Matt Glaman asks:
DrupalEasy’s podcast features an interview with Matt Glaman.
By coincidence, they discuss Retrofit about 6 minutes in.
You shouldn’t consider it. You should do it or migrate via Retrofit to Drupal 9/10.
Drupal core and three modules can do a lot of the heavy lifting before you even get to Retrofit.
Miary Rabehasy shares:
Gabriel Anhaia looks at the:
Antonio Turdo explores:
Ben Klein examines:
Gabriel Anhaia looks at:
Asifzcpe advises on:
İbrahim Halil Oğlakcı explores:
Infinity Paul shares:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Kyiv Post reports:
High tech and human intelligence aren’t the strengths of the Russian Military. Unfortunately, they are very good at murdering people. But karma is a bitch.
The Washington Post reports:
OODA Loop reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Dark Reading reports: Killnet Tries Building Russian Hacktivist Clout With Media Stunts
The Hacker News reports:
The Washington Post reports:
Daring Fireball reports:
The Guardian reports:
The Hacker News reports:
Dark Reading reports:
The lemmy.world instance of Lemmy was hacked:
Anil Dash explores:
This almost made the featured article of the week. But I'm selfish. ;)
Meghanath Aviligonda examines:
Smashing Magazine looks at:
Cory Doctorow says:
This is also worthy of the featured article of the week. Preach, Brother.
The Fediverse Report published:
Popular Science shares:
Amsterdam is starting a Mastodon instance. The nation of the Netherlands is joining the Fediverse as well.
Werd Cloud is trying to make AP easier to use:
Automatically share you new WordPress posts to Mastodon.
Speaking of which, Wee Press explores:
They also announced they would be adding Activity Pub, but we are still waiting. StreamBuilder may be useful for Activity Pub clients though.
The Nexus Today has:
In Welcome to Garbagetown, my sister from another mother writes:
Siva Vaidhyanathan writes:
Vijay Prima explores:
And evidently, kbin has a new mascot, Kirby. ;)
I am sure he’s just flying his friend Lemmy across town.
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