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Symfony Station Communiqué - 30 September 2022

By Reuben Walker, 3 October, 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.

This edition was produced under duress due to Hurricane Ian, so it’s late.

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

As always, thanks to Javier Eguiluz and Symfony for sharing our last 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, Symfony development activity focused on finishing and polishing some new features for the upcoming Symfony 6.2 version, such as: updating codebase to use modern PHP features like null coalescing assignment and match statements; adding new config options for HttpCache; and updating some new panels in the Symfony Profiler.“

A Week of Symfony #821 (19-25 September 2022)

Symfony announced:

Twig security release: Possibility to load a template outside a configured directory when using the filesystem loader

SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022: From monolith to decoupled…wait, why is that one getting bigger?!

SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022: Calculating what we can’t see: carbon emissions in the cloud

SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022: Voice of partner panel discussion: how agency partners drive innovation and growth

SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022: Building a great product means designing for your users.

SymfonyCasts continues their Doctrine course:

This week on SymfonyCasts

Featured Item

Joseph Udonsak shows us how to use two of our favorite things in:

Manage Your Twilio Message History Using Symfony, Svelte, and Webpack

There's more on Webpack below.

This Week

Dariusz Gafka explores:

Handling asynchronous errors in PHP with Laravel Queues, Symfony Messenger and Ecotone

Mert Simsek looks at the:

CQRS Principle with Symfony Messenger

Smaine Milianni examines:

Symfony Messenger pre and post-handle messages


Marko Vušak presents Fun with feature flags

Alexandre Daubois says:

Emojis are new Symfony’s best friends!

Twilio has:

Integrate Twilio WhatsApp Business API with a Symfony Application

Paul Rijke examines:

Getting Doctrine's ChangeSet in a postUpdate event


Xavier Mirabelli-Montan explores:

The future of the CMS in 2022

Concrete CMS shares:

WordPress And Concrete CMS A Philosophical Difference In Adding Features

Drupal updates:

What’s coming in Drupal 10

On a related note the Drupal Association shared:

DrupalCon Prague 2022 Driesnote

Dan Moriarty examines:

Cookie Compliance and Privacy

Esmeralda Tijhoff looks at:

The Need for Knowledge-Level Labelling for Sessions and Other Stuff: A Recap of DrupalCon Prague 2022

Hashbang Code has:

Drupal 9: Using Validation Constraints To Provide Custom Field Validations

Specbee opines:

What Search Engines want and why Drupal is better for SEO

Previous Weeks

Vishwa Chikate uses:

PHP Composer package to resolve Drupal Entities as simple Object/Array of fields

Peter Fox explores:

Automatically updating your projects’ dependencies in GitHub


This Week

Geni Jaho shows us how to:

Safely upgrade from PHP 7.4 to 8.1 using Rector

Simone Gentili looks at:

Test driven development: a php starter kit

.com explores:

Using Constructors The Right Way

Joe Steinbring shows us:

How to deploy a PHP app to Azure

Previous Weeks

Juampi explores:

Testing your SEO with PHP & Pest

Ramiz Kongulov examines:

PHP Exceptions: Try Catch for Error Handling

Vlad Reshetilo shares:

5 Things you might not know about 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 Guardian reports:

Apple removes Russian Facebook competitor VK from App Store

PC Mag reports:

US Allows Tech Firms, SpaceX's Starlink To Expand Internet Services To Iran

The Evil Empire Strikes Back

The Washington Post reports:

The Russian men fleeing mobilization, and leaving everything behind

Axios reports:

Ukraine warns allies about Russian cyberattacks

Ars Technica reports:

Meta disrupted China-based propaganda machine before it reached many Americans

And a Russian one before it reached Europeans.


Decipher reports:

The NSA is Here to Help

The New Stack explores:

5 Myths about CVEs

VentureBeat reports:

How zero-trust segmentation keeps cyberbreaches from spreading across the enterprise

PC Mag reports:

Cloudflare Turnstile Replaces CAPTCHA Tests With a Browser Challenge

Ars Technika reports:

Numerous orgs hacked after installing weaponized open source apps


GitHub opines:

Functional programming is finally going mainstream

Austin Gil shares:

VS Code Timeline Restores Lost Work That Git Can't

Stéphane Robert looks at GitLab’s official CLI tool:

Glab est devenue la cli officielle de gitlab

Postman has:

Understanding Asynchronous APIs

Michael Ogundipe has:

An Introduction to Design Patterns and Pattern Elements

Tech Republic shows us:

How to integrate GitHub and Jira

Kinsta has:

GraphQL vs REST: Everything You Need To Know

Michel Floyd explores:

GraphQL for SQL Developers - Part 1 - The Schema

Percona looks at:

Scaling MySQL – A Good Problem to Have

Ramandeep Kaur examines:

What, Why and How of Webpack...

Lullabot shares:

CSS Features We’re Thankful For and CSS Features We Need

The Conversation reports:

'Protestware' is on the rise, with programmers self-sabotaging their own code. Should we be worried?

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