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.
Or jump straight to your favorite section.
My opinions will be in bold. And will often involve profanity.
As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> "This week, Symfony launched a new initiative to help third-party packages and libraries with the new PHP types added in Symfony 7.0. In addition, it made a call for IT student volunteers for the SymfonyCon Brussels 2023 conference. Finally, we announced the countdown to SymfonyLive Berlin 2023 conference and to the API Platform Conference 2023.”
They also have:
SymfonyCasts has a new API Platform course:
Cory Doctorow writes:
Remember when tech workers dreamed of working for a big company for a few years, before striking out on their own to start their own company that would knock that tech giant over?
Then that dream shrank to: work for a giant for a few years, quit, do a fake startup, get acqui-hired by your old employer, as a complicated way of getting a bonus and a promotion.
Then the dream shrank further: work for a tech giant for your whole life, get free kombucha and massages on Wednesdays.
And now, the dream is over. All that’s left is: work for a tech giant until they fire your ass, like those 12,000 Googlers who got fired six months after a stock buyback that would have paid their salaries for the next 27 years.
We deserve better than this. We can get it.
If you work for a company, join a union peeps. Or be a solopreneur like me.
Stefan Pöltl examines:
Oumaima Neffati shows us:
This is a good first article.
Speaking of good, the upcoming Symfony book I mentioned previously is now available. I have mine, get yours:
Laracasts has a free course:
While some of this is Laravel specific, everyone can benefit from most of it.
Drunomics looks at:
Promet Source compares:
As someone who uses both, I can say this is a good non-biased comparison.
LN Web Works opines:
I completely disagree, but Drupal is trying to move in this direction. See the ImageX article below.
Jakob Rockowitz shares:
Nerea Enrique says:
Robert Roose shows us:
The Drop Times looks at:
On a related note QTA Tech shares:
Atakan Demircioğlu asks:
Amit Mechant explores:
Leo Nogueira examines:
Rodrigo Javornik looks at:
Antonio Silva explores:
This builds on Twig’s success.
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
Ars Technica reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Some evil on evil action here.
The Defense Department also released this PDF:
The Verge reports:
David Garcia shares:
The Washington Post reports:
And the enshitification has started even before they’re federated.
The Fediverse Report has:
Evan Prodromou announces an:
WP Tavern reports:
Your WordPress Blog can have its own Fediverse account now.
Bridgy Fed asks:
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