This week, Symfony's development activity increased significantly, with more than 60 pull requests merged and 90 issues closed. Countless fixes and tweaks were added across all components, including: added the new HTTP 451 status code, fixed template location for PHP templates, added HTTP status code in the Ajax panel of the debug toolbar, added a data: URI normalizer in Serializer and used PHP 5.5 generators in the Cache component.
This week Symfony added a new PSR-6 compliant cache component. Meanwhile, a lot of fixes and improvements were added, such as a DateTime normalizer for the Serializer component, test optimizations, web profiler tweaks, support for generating absolute URLs in CLI, etc. In addition, the first details of the SymfonyLive Paris 2016 conference were unveiled.
In this case study, Liip explains how they used Symfony to build a very demanding and API-centric application for the biggest retail company in Switzerland.
La conférence SymfonyLive Paris est annoncée, elle aura lieu les 7 et 8 avril 2016 à la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Le CFP et les inscriptions au tarif early bird sont ouverts, venez participer à l'événement.
CVE-2016-1902 fixes the SecureRandom class when OpenSSL fails.
This week Symfony released four maintenance versions: 2.3.37, 2.6.13, 2.7.9 and 2.8.2. Besides the usual bug fixes, the main change introduced by these versions is the removal of our custom random number generator. Symfony now uses PHP's built-in random_bytes() and random_int() functions and the appropriate polyfill for those applications still using PHP 5.x.
If you have created a new Symfony project recently, you may have noticed a big change in the development log file. Now we only log the important information, which makes log files cleaner and improves the development experience.
This week, development activity was much less intense than usual. In addition to some minor fixes and tweaks, the Form component improved the performance of the ChoiceType and its subtypes .