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Symfony Station Communiqué - 15 July 2022

By Reuben Walker, 15 July, 2022
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Welcome to this week's Symfony Station Communiqué. It's your weekly review of the essential news in the Symfony and PHP development communities. We also cover the cybersecurity world in detail this 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 a new feature to login users programmatically. In addition, it deprecated the recently added renderForm() method because it improved the render() method to deal with form variables.“

A Week of Symfony #810 (4-10 July 2022)

Symfony announced:

Zoom in on Building modular and interactive applications with Symfony UX workshop at SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022

More conference replays available: relive our past conferences from 2020 in replay! announced:

We’re increasing the default cron jitter from 5 to 20 minutes

Announcing HIPAA compliance for

SymfonyCasts continues expanding their Symfony 6 Fundamentals Course.

This week on SymfonyCasts

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Leaked communications, dating from between 2014 and 2017 and published by the Guardian, show the ruthless, aggressive methods that Uber used to force entry into various markets around the world.

The Uber files tell a simple truth: democracy depends on curbing mercenary tech giants

This Week

Dariel Vicedo announced a series I will be following:

Creating a Symfony project from zero to success in 52 weeks (week 1)

Global4Net shows us:

How to use Symfony in your IT projects

Bohan Yang demonstrates how to:

Send Symfony logs to Slack with Symfony Notifier (as a Monolog handler)

Program With Gio has an:

Intro to Templating Engines - Blade & Twig - Full PHP 8 Tutorial

Richard Dobroň shows us:

How to add PHP CS Fixer to your project?

How to easily call JavaScript modules from PHP?

Edouard Courty demonstrates:

How to make Doctrine (way) faster

Hugo Martinez shares:

PhpStorm Plugins You Should Know


Ayesha Jayasankha shows us how to:

Deploy Magento 2 in Amazone EC2


Nicholas Babu provides an:

An introduction to Drupal APIs

Adam Balsam looks at:

Acquia’s Drupal Acceleration Team

The Drop Times lists its:

Most Popular Drupal 9 Modules to Enhance Website Performance

Lullabot has:

The Basics of Drupal Revisions and Content Moderation

Previous Weeks


Making the Most of Display Modes In Drupal


This Week

Get Rector shows us:

How to Automatically Add Return Type Declarations without Breaking Your Code

Clue Engineering has this on asynchronous PHP:

Happy birthday ReactPHP: announcing the future of async with fibers!

Cees-Jan Kiewiet has more details:

My road to fibers with ReactPHP

And Lochemem Bruno Michael explores:

Streaming ReactPHP in ReactJS

This one is self-explanatory.

PHP 8.0.21 released

Dino Cajic continues his tutorial series:

PHP — P68: Namespaces

Michał Kurzeja explores the:

Strangler pattern approach to migrating applications - pros and cons

Zend explains:

Rootless Containers and Why They Matter


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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes

Vladslave Huntyk says:

I’m fighting Putin with my keyboard; you can help with your smartphone

The Evil Empire Strikes Back

It's been a quiet week for the bad guys on the cyber front.


The Guardian reports:

US defense firm ends talks to buy NSO Group’s surveillance technology

Cloudflare reports on quantum cryptography development:

NIST’s pleasant post-quantum surprise

Ars Technica reports that an:

Ongoing phishing campaign can hack you even when you’re protected with MFA

Venture Beat reports on:

DDR: Comprehensive enterprise data security made easy

Concrete CMS (which uses Symfony components) has:

7 Steps to Improve Your Site Security


M. Nottingham shares:

Centralization, Decentralization, and Internet Standards

David Herbert explains:

Short-lived or Long-lived Flags? Explaining Feature Flag lifespans

The Next Web reports:

An open-source model that dwarfs GPT-3 aims to free AI from Big Tech

Kinsta asks:

SaaS vs IaaS vs PaaS: What’s the Difference?

Insider reports:

After an AI bot wrote a scientific paper on itself, the researcher behind the experiment says she hopes she didn't open a 'Pandora's box'

ZDNet asks:

Sure, GitHub's AI-assisted Copilot writes code for you, but is it legal or ethical?

The Next Web says:

GitHub Copilot is the first real product based on large language models

Venture Beat opines:

Instead of AI sentience, focus on the current risks of large language models

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