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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 5.4.23 and 6.2.10 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, we continued polishing the new features of the upcoming Symfony 6.3 release, including the addition of return types to the entire codebase. Finally, we published more information about how to become a Symfony partner to gain visibility among tech experts in conferences.“
I am looking forward to this one.
Via GitHub, they announced these very exciting updates to Symfony UX:
SymfonyCasts continues its API Platform course:
The Markup says:
Blacklight was created with one guiding premise: that it would be more robust to show people, in real-time, how they were being tracked online than to tell them such tracking was happening. Led by former Markup senior data engineer Surya Mattu, a team of programmers and journalists spent 18 months building Blacklight and released it in conjunction with a Markup story.
Surya and investigative reporter Aaron Sankin scanned 80,000 popular websites with Blacklight and found that nearly 90 percent of them had some sort of third-party tracker. Aaron also published a guide for readers on what to do if, after using Blacklight to scan a website, you find the results to be horrifying.
Keep tracking to a bare minimum, peeps, if you use it at all.
Zairig Imad explores:
Nicolas Nénon examines:
Doeke Norg looks at:
Ihechikara Vincent Abba explores:
Kinsta shows us:
There is a plethora of Redis content this week.
Platform SH shows us how to:
bitExpert looks at:
There is good news for stubborn rich people who refuse to upgrade from Drupal 7:
Take a look at Backdrop CMS, lazybones.
Matt Glaman explores:
Drupal NYC has:
Laravel has this from our periodic client Inspector:
Nicolas Perussel asks:
The new issue of [php]architect is out:
Aphinya Dechalert asks:
A very through overview of PHP’s history and reputation.
jmau111 looks at:
Khalid Zeiter looks at:
Jolicode shows us how to:
London Lingo explores:
Andrew Pogulailo examines:
Aizaz Aziz looks at:
Zubair Idris Aweda shows us:
Sergiu Pogor explores:
Laravel News examines:
Markus Staab looks at:
Ramy Hakam is:
Ashley Allen has:
Infinity Paul is:
It must be unleashing week.
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The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
The Verge reports:
Too fucking late, but unfortunately, it was inevitable.
The Hacker News reports:
Fast Company reports:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Cyber Careers reports:
The Hacker News reports:
Cristina Criddle reports:
Bleeping Computer reports:
More Hacker News:
Dark Reading reports on:
Edward Loveall opines:
Let’s also make sure it’s not the first option.
Xieur Old shares:
Mads Stoumann explores:
Speaking of colors, CSS demi-god Josh Comeau examines:
Stephanie Eckles has:
Go Make Things shares:
Bluesky is the latest federated competitor to Shitter, although it is not part of the Fediverse. It is brought to you by the douchebag who created Shitter though.
The Verge asks:
Fucking read this and the next link.
Scroll down to:
Rights in User Content Granted by You to Us.
Name, Likeness, Other Personal Rights.
There are two nuanced articles recently about Bluesky and Mastodon. Which is rare when it comes to social media.
Erin Kissane looks at:
Mike Masnick has:
As long as you leave Shitter I am good. Personally, I would never use anything from the person responsible for subjecting the world to Twitter. But if you are OK with eventually getting @$$reamed by Bluesky when it reaches its enshittification stage, knock yourself out.
Interested in Activity Pub development? Check out:
The Fediverse shares:
Mia Quagliarello shows us:
There is a:
This is for people who aren’t intelligent enough to pick their own instance.
Joining Mozilla or Medium’s instances are also easy.
This is a better option. Mozilla asks:
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