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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony. Highlight -> “This week, the upcoming Symfony 6.3 version continued adding new features: the Messenger component added Clock support in workers and introduced a way to redispatch a message, the translation component improved performance of message extraction and the new Scheduler component added support for date intervals and period and introduced a debug:scheduler command.“
And they sent a newsletter!
Which included a tip of the month.
SymfonyCasts continues its second API Platform course, and it covers security.
The MIT Technology Review asks:
Will ChatGPT make the already troubling income and wealth inequality in the US and many other countries even worse? Or could it help? Could it in fact provide a much-needed boost to productivity?
… as businesses scramble for ways to use the technology, economists say a rare window has opened for rethinking how to get the most benefits from the new generation of AI.
There’s a new Symfony course on Udemy.
Thomas Berends shares a:
In a similar mode, here is a slide deck used in a SymfonyCon presentation:
Kévin Dunglas shares:
Binary Box Tuts shows us:
Anton Sukhachev examines:
Rathod Akash explores:
It’s similar to how it works with Symfony UX.
Atul Rungta shares:
Specbee shows us:
Matt Glaman examines:
Mandclu looks at:
Jacob Rockowitz is:
I will say it again, if you are starting a new site or doing a complete rebuild, start with this module.
Kevin Quillen announces:
Nate Szytel shares:
Drupaleasy explores efforts in:
Computer Minds examine:
One highlight is that contributions to Drupal often have a big impact on the whole PHP ecosystem.
Giorgi Jibladze wants you to:
Iman Borumand Zadeh looks at:
Onur Yüksel explores:
Maikel González Baile examines:
The Dev Drawer looks at:
Native Coders show us:
Nemanja Milenkovic explores:
There is something in the water to do with enums this week. ;)
Laravel News has:
Doğan Uçar looks at:
Jason Reading has a case study for us:
And PeakD opines:
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The New York Post reports:
The Register reports:
Nextcloud is a great open-source storage solution, and you should use it.
Jeremiah Talamantes shares:
The Washington Post reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
ABC News reports:
Insider Business reports:
The Guardian reports:
The Hill reports:
The Hacker News reports:
Insider Business looks at:
Think Cory Doctorow’s Enshitification theory.
The Verge reports:
Andy Baio reports on:
The Guardian reports.
However, it’s not all bad news this week. ;)
Clive Thompson tells us:
Plus in programming, 5% of the effort is writing code and 95% is figuring out why it doesn’t work. ;)
Edson Moisinho wants you to:
Zach Leatherman explains why SPAs suck:
Philip John Basile has:
I don’t know if there is a debate, and it’s not settled if there is, but this is a good comparison of the only two front-end frameworks you should ever consider.
There’s an explosion of HTML content this week, which is fantastic.
Scott Ohara looks at:
Nicolás Vazquez explores:
Jens Oliver Meiert examines.
Since Twitter is single-handedly exploding growth in the Fediverse, we’ll start with it.
I think it is more of a spectacular and slow decline into irrelevance.
Ed Zitron explains why Space Karen can’t help himself.
And Elon’s also a c^nt, so there’s that.
The Verge asks:
This is a fantastic interview with Mastodon’s founder.
If you are thinking of opening a Mastodon account (and you should) Jennifer has:
Jeff Craig says:
Here’s a quote, “The Fediverse's current desire to grow without VCs is probably it's greatest strength. Without the need for the hypergrowth investors need to get the cash exits they demand, the Fediverse has a chance, though potentially a slim one, to grow the way that we, the users desire, instead of chasing profitability.”
While Mastodon makes up 95% of Fediverse users, it’s not all of them. Learn more about the other platforms here:
The Guardian reports on how Mastodon helped save a newspaper from closure:
The Fediverse Reports has this related item:
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