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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony. Highlight -> “This week, Symfony continued introducing changes needed to make tests compatible with PhpUnit 10. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 6.3 version continued adding PHP types to private methods and functions.“
SymfonyCasts continued its API Platform course.
ChatGPT from OpenAI has mostly been hype and horseshit. But when used with restraint and within specific limits it can be helpful to developers.
I’ve seen lots of doom and gloom posts about how certain jobs are over, or how you don’t need marketing teams now. I’ve also heard absurd claims that you need to fire all your developers or analysts. LinkedIn, for example, is awash in these kinds of posts. But instead of putting more fear out there, I spent some time investigating ways that OpenAI services can help, augment, or assist users in their day-to-day content management tasks in Drupal 10.
Victor Todoran explores:
Al Abdou Nadim examines:
Zoltán Szőgyényi shows us:
Bhavin Nakrani shows us:
DevNest looks at:
William Arin introduces:
The Drupal Association February newsletter is out:
The hotel blocks for DrupalCon Pittsburg are open.
Specbee shows us how to:
Kevin Reynen examines:
The Agency Bounteous examines:
I always enjoy items about individual developers in our community. Here are a few.
I always enjoy speaking with Jonathan, and this is a good interview with him.
The Drop Times has an interview with two of the presenters at Florida DrupalCamp.
New author, Matt Glaman looks at:
You can help the community by filling out the:
Backdrop CMS (a fork of Drupal 7) announces:
Debug Academy announces:
If you are an experienced developer working on complex projects, this looks helpful.
Julian Andres Cañaveral Valencia looks at:
This is now possible thanks to advances in PHP and the Symfony integration.
Sebin A Jacob shares trepidation on:
I enjoyed spending time and playing trashcan pong with DrupalEasy’s owners during Florida DrupalCamp.
I also have an upcoming article on why efforts like fellowships are important to Drupal’s future.
Dominik Schilling says for:
Jesus Valera Reales looks at:
Filip Horvat provides a:
Active Hosted shares:
Atakan Demircioğlu shows us:
Laravel News reports on an alternate package manager.
Sebastian Dedeyne shares:
I thought this was very interesting.
Gen Jaho explores:
LocalHeinz looks at:
Pavel Buchnev examines:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
Fast Company reports:
Business Insider reports:
The Register reports:
The Hacker News reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
The Register reports:
The BBC reports:
The Washington Post reports:
The CuntEO of Twitter is supporting Vlad Cuntin (at least through ignorance and incompetence). The Taliban and ISIS are getting in on the action as well.
For more Twitter douchebaggery see below.
Who needs cyber enemies when you have this kind of military IT.
Friends don’t let friends use Go Daddy for hosting.
Fast Company reports:
The Supreme C*nts may be about to fuck up the internet.
Luckily, they seem to be admitting their ignorance (for once).
This is great news for progressive web apps.
Thiago Pacheco asks:
Omer Rosenbaum has:
Anant Vijay has this handy guide:
This is an excellent article.
Unfortunately, this is probably true due to the douchebags at Digital Ocean.
The legendary Brad Frost examines:
Smashing Mag shares:
As you probably know, we pimp Svelte in cases where you have to use a JS frontend framework.
But, rather than use Svelte we always recommend rolling your own web components.
This article by Akilesh Rao is the best I’ve ever read on them.
Yes. And the disgracebook equivalent is Friendica.
The Verge reports:
Aside from the douchebaggery, this is why you should leave commercial social media and join the Fediverse.
As should everyone.
Casey Watts explains why Mastodon gets so much more engagement than Twitter.
I see this as well. Big time.
Solarbird looks at:
What I like about Ice Cubes is that you can follow instances with it.
Fastly helps instances on the Fediverse scale and protect their servers.
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