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Symfony Station Communiqué - 30 December 2022

By Reuben Walker, 30 December, 2022
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Welcome to this week's Symfony Station Communiqué. It's your review of the essential news in the Symfony and PHP development communities. We also cover the cybersecurity world in detail.

Please take your time and enjoy the items most relevant and valuable to you.

As always, thanks to Javier Eguiluz and Symfony for sharing our earlier 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 6.3 version added lots of new features, such as support for nesting autowiring-related attributes, allow to use HttpStatus attribute to set status code and headers for HTTP exceptions, introduce a feature to strip emojis in text contents and new methods for Clock component. In addition, Symfony published the Symfony Book updated for Symfony 6.2.“

A Week of Symfony #834 (19-25 December 2022)

Symfony announced:

Symfony 6.2 "The Fast Track" new translations in Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Japanese, and Dutch

Symfony 2022 Year in Review

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After a workcation in France for SymfonyCon, a friend visiting us for their vacation, and various holidays, we finally had time to write a new article. I apologize for the delay as we try to get to one a month. But, life happens.

So, we’re tooting our own horn this week with:

How Symfony components power Drupal’s drive to new frontiers

This Week

Joseph Henson shares:

10 Symfony Console Best Practices

And Beryl Devaney has:

10 Symfony EventDispatcher Best Practices

Stefano Alletti explores:

POC of Clean Architecture with Symfony

Nacho continues his series:

Creating a one api endpoint with PHP and Symfony (Part 5)


Magenest shouts:



Rick Skuipers shares:

Sulu and Symfony UX - part 1

Sulu and Symfony UX - part 2

This one is self-explanatory:

Drupal Association December Newsletter 2022

TheDigitalSamurai is:

Comparing the Top PHP CMSs: WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal

Mike Herchel examines:

Two New User Experience Wins Coming to Drupal 10.1


This Week

Manthan Koolwal looks at:

5 PHP scraping libraries in 2023

Tomas Votruba advises us to:

Keep Cognitive Complexity Low with PHPStan

Andrei Birta explores:

The pillars of Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

.com shares:

How ChatGPT Increased My Coding Efficiency in Everyday Work

Previous Weeks

Balaji Dharma reminds us to:

Stop using DateTime in PHP


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

The Next Web reports on why:

Why supporting Ukraine’s tech ecosystem is so important

The Evil Empire Strikes Back

The Daily Beast reports:

Russia Celebrates Turning Elon Musk Into a Useful Idiot After Medvedev Twitter Rant

Forbes reports:

TikTok Spied On Forbes Journalists

NPR reports: North Korea has hacked $1.2 billion in crypto and other assets for its economy

Decrypt reports:

North Korea-linked NFT Phishing Campaign Targets OpenSea, X2Y2, Rarible Users

The Hacker News explores the:

2022 Top Five Immediate Threats in Geopolitical Context


Wired examines:

The Worst Hacks of 2022

Coin Telegraph reports:

California regulator warns of 17 crypto websites suspected of fraud

VentureBeat shares:

3 KPMG cybersecurity predictions for 2023

BleepingComputer reports:

Netgear warns users to patch recently fixed WiFi router bug

More has resources for writing your own web components:

Starter Templates

CSS legend, Chris Coyier discusses:

Things CSS Could Still Use Heading Into 2023

The alway entertaining Jason Knight reminds us:

CSS Has Supported Native “Mixins” For A DECADE!?!

HTMHell looks at the rel attribute:

A Theory of Web Relativity

Somesh Dahatonde opines on:

Svelte: A Game-Changing JavaScript Framework

SmashingMag has:

A Guide To Command-Line Data Manipulation

ZDNet asks:

What is cron and how do you use it?

The Register reports:

Study finds AI assistants help developers produce code that's more likely to be buggy

Matt Welsh reflects on:

The End of Programming

The Atlantic reports on:

The End of the Silicon Valley Myth

George Dillard writes:

Tech Journalism Doesn’t Know What to Do With Mastodon

If you are looking for more federated social media (and you should be) and like photography, check out:

Pixelfed - Decentralized social media

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