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.
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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, Symfony development activity focused on fixing bugs in maintained branches: update ICU data to 73.2, fix some design issues in the Profiler, fix secrets:list command and about command, etc. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 6.4 version added features such as automatic route aliases for controllers FQCN and FQCN::method, deprecation of ContainerAwareInterface and allowing to pass a single constraint to the When constraint.”
Symfony sent their June Newsletter.
The Drop Times shared a great article this week.
“If Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble were a road sign, she would read: “CAUTION: Slow Down, Sharp Curve Ahead”. She is the person who asks if we are headed toward a cliff while everyone else is blindly engaged in winning the race. She is a sobering and questioning presence in a time of great, almost delirious, innovation.
On Tuesday, June 06, 2023, the second day of DrupalCon-Pittsburgh, Dr. Noble gave a keynote presentation on systemic biases in technology, and the great responsibility of web developers to build tools that protect and promote the welfare of our society. DrupalCon is one of several annual gatherings of a tech community that is united through the open-source software Drupal.
“This may make me an unsatisfying dinner party guest,” Noble said, as she proceeded to lay out the shortcomings and dangers of modern technology to a room of thousands of experts, enthusiasts, and professionals in that field.”
Consequential Innovation, The Falsity of the Digital Frontier, and the Sobering Presence of Safiya Umoja Noble
Ash Allen Design explores:
This is very cool. I am going to experiment with it for one of my company blogs.
Gabriel Anhaia examines:
The Hear UP has advice for:
Martin Mička shares:
Webkul shows us how to:
Daniel Siepmann shows us how to:
Three great topics.
Kevin Quillen demonstrates:
The Drop Times looks at:
The Drupal Association’s work on its Open Web Manifesto finishes:
Matt Glaman explores:
Consensus Enterprises is:
WebWash shows us how to:
Lullabot is working on:
Lemberg Solutions asks:
Mateu e0ipso is:
ImageX Media has a:
I ran across this from Noviello:
It has some good basic information.
The PHP Foundation publishes its June report:
Please donate to the Foundation while you are there.
php[architect]’s June issue is out:
Nico Anastasio has a great series of articles on code design:
Vinícius Amparo shares:
Speaking of it, Alexander Obregon shares:
Anil Chaudhari shows us how to:
Nextcloud looks at:
I use Nextcloud for storing personal photography and I am glad to see it’s based on PHP. I should move by email service there.
Seb De Deyne has: Thoughts on event sourcing: Replaying events
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
Radio Free Europe reports:
TechUkraine reports on the:
The Washington Post reports:
The Verge reports:
The Guardian reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Dark Reading reports:
The Hacker News reports:
The Register reports:
Graham Cluley reports:
Dark Reading reports on:
The Verge reports:
Smashing Mag looks at:
Sitepoint shows us:
The Fediverse Report has:
We Distribute trys:
Rebooted opines on:
OnePict has this gem on the Meta/Fediverse controversy:
Here is my take on it from last week in case you missed out on the fun. ;)
Kbin Cafe shares some news:
ShellSharks has a guide for Lemmy, Kbin, and general Reddit off-ramping:
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