This week, the first beta of Symfony 2.8.0 and the first beta of Symfony 3.0.0 were released. In addition, we published an article about using Symfony as a microframework. Lastly, there were some tech discussions about the security voters and the need of the log folder.
A week of symfony
This week, Symfony project continued focusing on the stabilization of the upcoming 2.8 version. Meanwhile, the Symfony community organized a joint effort to make the most popular bundles compatible with Symfony 3. Check out the progress of this initiative and join us updating the Symfony ecosystem.
November 15, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week, the stabilization work on Symfony 2.8 continued in preparation of its imminent first beta release. Besides, the well-known ContainerAware class was deprecated in favor of ContainerAwareTrait and Symfony added a new micro kernel. Meanwhile, a lot of SymfonyCon related news were announced: there will be a live streaming ticket, the second edition of the Symfony Business Awards will be held and a Symfony edition of the PHP elePHPant will be available.
November 8, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony 2.3.34 and 2.7.6 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the Symfony Live San Francisco conference took place with great success. Lastly, the SymfonyCon Paris 2015 conference announced a new track to its schedule, giving you more reasons to attend the biggest event in Symfony's history.
November 1, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony continued working on its stabilization before the launch of the 2.8 and 3.0 releases. Meanwhile, a Twig templates warmer and a new ClassCache warmer were added. In addition, the Console component added a progress indicator helper.
October 25, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week, a new component called Polyfill was proposed for Symfony. This component would provide userland implementations of functions and features available only on modern PHP versions. In addition, this week Symfony project turned 10 years old.
October 18, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony started the stabilization phase of the upcoming 2.8/3.0 versions release: AbstractVoter was simplified, Console added support for column styles, SecureRandom class was deprecated in favor of the PHP7 random_bytes() function and lots of tests were simplified thanks to the @requires annotation.
October 11, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony 2.8 and 3.0 achieved their "feature freeze" milestone, meaning that no new feature will be added until their release on November 2015. That's why the development activity on Symfony 2.8 was astonishing during this week: a new LDAP component was added, DependencyInjection gained autowiring capabilities, all the command consoles were redesigned, DomCrawler and CssSelector components were heavily refactored, etc. Meanwhile, Symfony 3.0 continued removing massive chunks of deprecated code.
October 4, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week, Symfony 2.3.33 and Symfony 2.7.5 maintenance versions were released. In addition, two new Symfony components were created: Guard and PropertyInfo. Lastly, a lot of features were deprecated in preparation for the imminent "feature freeze" period.
September 27, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
This week Symfony 2.8 finally introduced its redesigned profiler. In addition, the Finder component was vastly simplified and optimized, even for Symfony 2.3 applications. Lastly, the Symfony Live London 2015 conference was hold with great success.
September 20, 2015 Javier Eguiluz