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. There is a lot Fediverse action this week especially about Symfony-based kbin.
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And thanks to OpenLampTech for featuring our kbin article as well.
My opinions will be in bold. And will often involve profanity. And include a rant this week about Meta.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, the entire Symfony project focused on the SymfonyOnline June 2023 conference. The event was a big success and you can already watch the talk replay if you attended the conference or buy your after event ticket to watch all of them now.”
Crystal Dionysopoulos writes:
“For anyone who’s been involved in Joomla as a contributor, event attendee, or even just social media follower, it’s a bit of an open secret that not everyone has a good experience in this community. Disagreements and conflicts are a fact of life when you are working with other people, but sometimes we see them escalate and get personal.
This isn’t a Joomla-only problem; lots of open-source projects face similar challenges. It’s why Codes of Conduct exist, but often, that’s not enough. Let’s talk about why these conflicts happen and what we can do about them.”
There is good advice here for whatever development community you are in.
Nico Anastasio lists:
Joost de Valk explores:
Sulu has a case study:
TYPO3 has an:
Cambridge Network reports:
It uses Craft CMS and Symfony!
And Drupal has the official announcement:
We are still waiting on automatic updates!
And ImageX Media says:
And I say you should use the Gutenberg module.
Bounteous shows us how to:
Performant Labs is:
Matt Glaman demonstrates:
WebWash shows us:
McDruid looks at:
Chapter Three says
I have not shared much Joomla content on Symfony Station because I have not found much. (Please work on your SEO skills Joomlars) Thankfully, I just found a source via kbin (Crystal from our featured article). So, we will have more in the future. Here are some to start with from the Joomla Community Magazine.
Les Tilleuls Coop shares:
JetBrains wants you to fill out their:
And you should.
Christoph Rumpel looks at:
Nice web design CR!
I am sharing MROH’s article because it has a helpful graphic showing all the PHP data types.
M. Hakim Amransyah provides:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Next Web has:
See the section on Ukraine.
Following the technology, infosec, and anyone with intelligence crowds.
Security Week reports:
Speaking of which, The Guardian reports:
I will believe it when I see it.
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
The Kyiv Post reports:
Bleeping Computer reports:
I fixed their headline.
The Guardian reports:
The Verge reports:
Wow, the Crappit dumbass is tryout to outc*nt the Twittler idiot.
Dark Reading reports:
Bleeping Computer reports:
Tech Republic reports:
Bleeping Computer reports:
This sounds like it’s for me.
For the power Git user, Kinsta shares:
The Register asks:
Sitepoint looks at the:
ReadWrite looks at:
Darek Kay shows us how to:
This is interesting.
Mattias Ott celebrates:
Kyle Builds Stuff explores:
Speaking of Svelte, it announces:
Smashing Mag examines:
Grant Horwood shares:
The Fediverse Report has:
The big news in the Fediverse this week is Reddit’s dumpster fire and how to handle Meta creating a Twitter competitor using ActivityPub.
PC Mag reports:
There is a bit of an uproar in the Fediverse about preemptively blocking the Meta product. And whether it should be at the instance or individual user level. A variety of reasons for and against this have been given. This is them most cogent analysis I have read.
At the moment, I would go with the individual level approach. But no matter the arguments, the reason every single Fediverse user should block Meta is that it is a box of c^nts.
They have always been a box of c^nts. And they will always be a box of c^nts. Meta should be trusted as far as I can kick Zuck which is about six feet. They will immediately or eventually try to enshitify whatever product they launch. At that point, administrators should block them at the instance level.
Maybe I am wrong, but maybe the Easter Bunny is real.
Do I need to remind anyone these are the mofos greenlighting the spread of misinformation of all types, science denial, propaganda from the enemies of democracy, conspiracy theories from every lunatic on earth, election stealing, suicide instigation for teenagers, and the mass genocide of Muslims in Myanmar? And that data-stealing and selling is their business model?
Mostly kbin and Lemmy, but Mastodon as well.
I wrote about this on our website last week.
kbin has an:
This is why the Fediverse is awesome.
Quip PD has a helpful resource if you are leaving Reddit (and you should):
The Nexus has:
kbin FAQs shares:
Stefan Bohacek also has an announcement:
We Distribute looks at:
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