Welcome to this week's Symfony Station Communiqué. It's your weekly review of the essential news in the Symfony and PHP development communities.
PHP news was slow this week, so we added coverage to our Other section, including the tech aspects of the war crimes in Ukraine.
Take your time and enjoy the items most valuable to you. And a Happy Earth Day to you as well!
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, the first beta of Symfony 6.1 was released in preparation for its final release in 6 weeks. Meanwhile, we published some blog posts about new Symfony 6.1 features, such as improved ExpressionLanguage syntax and the Locale Switcher. Lastly, the SymfonyWorld Online conference (June 16-17, 2022) announced its first speakers.”
They also announced the following:
SymfonyCasts finish their free look at Symfony 6.
Platform.sh announced that “Each of your applications can define custom operations, aka Source Operations, which can be triggered manually or via an automation process (for example, a cron).
When those custom operations run, they can change your codebase (for example, apply a security patch, update a dependency or install a specific extension), and push those changes live.”
SymfonyCasts’ free Symfony 6 tutorial is now fully released!
Be sure to take it or watch the individual chapters relevant to you.
Alexandre Daubois shows us "A simple but powerful way to manage messages and file types!"
Coding 010 says, “Today I saw the Symfony 6.1.0-BETA1 released a blog post and quickly scanned for updates regarding Enum support. And yes, a new feature was listed: [HttpKernel] Add a controller argument resolver for backed enums. I quickly set up a testing project to play around with this.”
Marco Pfeiffer asks, “You have a working project, and you need to add a full-text search. But most databases (SQL, Document) do not contain reasonable fuzzy searches, so you need to bring a specialized database (like Elasticsearch) into your project.
The Codest writes, “This article was created to show you the most useful and retrieving tips and tricks about Symfony Console Development.”
Krzysztof Lobermajer notes, “Legacy code is something I do not want to deal with. It is always not well written, hard to read, and very complicated.
The first thing we want to do when starting to work with a new legacy project is to rewrite everything from scratch.
A better approach is to rewrite step by step, one module at a time. Let legacy live with a new codebase, arm in arm. It can be achieved by using a strangler pattern. Unfortunately, such an approach is also not always possible.
Taming involves reducing refactoring activities and focusing more on introducing new features to make something improvements visible to the customers.
The API Platform Conference is the only event dedicated to the API Platform and its ecosystem.
Code Bilby has many short posts on the topic of the Twig templating engine. Check them out.
We covered CakePHP in our article, Exploring the 7 PHP Frameworks using Symfony Components. In this article, Stephen Pearl compares it to CodeIgniter.
Bounteous has a look at:
Redfin Solutions explains its role in:
Meanwhile, ImageX looks at:
See all the strategic initiatives.
Wim Leers covers the changes made in the CKEditor5 for Drupal 10 during Dev Days Ghent.
Alain Schlesser says, “Bento is a relatively new high-performance web components library that makes it easy to optimize your web properties for an excellent page experience. It was initially conceived to make the AMP project's performance insights and engineering expertise available to more people and with fewer strings attached. Bento components are self-contained and can be used in a gradual mix-and-match approach.
Bento components are packaged as React or Preact components for seamless integration into any framework using such a stack. However, they are also provided as standardized Web Components so that they can be used anywhere else where (P)React might not be available.”
This could include the Gutenberg Module in Drupal.
Simply Stef is starting a series of articles called PHP 101 Fundamentals. It includes this helpful one.
Kinsta has this extensive and insightful comparison article for us.
Jordi Bassaganas writes, “I’ll be sharing a series of posts that show how similar PHP and TypeScript are — they’re probably more similar than you’d initially think. I will explain helpful tips on how to do object-oriented programming (OOP) in both of them. More specifically, I’m transcribing a statically-typed, object-oriented PHP codebase into TypeScript from scratch.”
Fig announced that “that starting in version 1.0.57, it now supports over a dozen new terminals and IDEs including PhpStorm.
On a related note, JetBrains shows us how to:
Ahmet Özışık looks at:
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
Politico Pro reports that:
The Next Web covers:
PCMag notes that the:
MSN reports, “Cybersecurity experts representing 30 NATO members are fighting a digital war this week to defend a fictional island country in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Though “Berylia” is fake, experts involved hope the lessons learned from the staged attack will better prepare them for the possibility of a Russian attack as war ravages Ukraine.”
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Reuters have an exclusive:
Tech Monitor reports, “Critical national infrastructure is at “increased risk of malicious cyber activity” perpetrated by Russia, according to a warning by the UK and its allies in the ‘Five Eyes’ security alliance. A rare joint advisory from the Five Eyes nations states that the war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia mean the threat to infrastructure has increased in recent days.
Gizmondo reports that:
The Guardian has this depressing story.
VentureBeat reports that:
Tech.co reports, “Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group BlackCat, has already compromised 60 entities worldwide, according to a FLASH warning issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week.
The report confirms that the recently established BlackCat group are typically requesting ransom payments of several million dollars, and are carrying out their attacks using Rust, a highly advanced coding language.”
Make Use Of shows us:
Dave Rupert shares:
TechRepublic covers why:
The NewStack provides:
InfoWorld reports on:
Muhammed Hilmi Koca writes, “In this short series of 2 or 3 articles, I will try to talk about the most useful, interesting, and fun “sentinel” feature of Redis.”
Vladimir Khorikov looks at:
Tomasz Dobrowolski has a good What and Why look at TDD.
VentureBeat also reports that:
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