Living on the edge

New in Symfony 2.6: VarDumper component

Symfony 2.6 includes a new VarDumper component which aims to replace the well-known var_dump() PHP function with a more modern and fully-featured alternative called dump().

Symfony 3.0: The roadmap

During the last year, I've been talking about Symfony 3.0 at various conferences. I've been thinking about the best Symfony 3.0 strategy for quite a long time now and it's time to share my thoughts with everyone.

New in Symfony 2.6: Error page previews

Symfony 2.6 will include a new option to preview error pages. This will simplify the development and design of good error pages in Symfony applications.

New in Symfony 2.6: Bootstrap form theme

Symfony 2.6 will include a new form theme designed for Bootstrap 3 that it will save you lots of hours of tedious and repetitive work.

New in Symfony 2.6: Farewell to ICU component

Symfony 2.6 will deprecate the Icu component and it will only use the Intl component. All the internationalization data has been bundled in Intl to avoid the usual problems caused by the PHP intl extension.

New in Symfony 2.6: Security component improvements

Symfony Security component will introduce in Symfony 2.6 version a major refactoring of the security.context service, a new service to simplify password encoding, a new REMOTE_USER based firewall and a new authentication helper.

New in Symfony 2.6: Improvements for the Translation component

Symfony 2.6 will include some improvements for the Translation component: adding the target language when dumping XLIFF files, a new method to expose collected messages, a new message catalogue cache and the logging of missing translations.

New in Symfony 2.6: AJAX requests in the web debug toolbar

In Symfony 2.6, the web debug toolbar will include a new panel called AJAX to boost your productivity while debugging applications. This panel shows in real-time the number of AJAX requests performed in the page being displayed.

New in Symfony 2.6: Simpler Security Voters

Symfony 2.6 will allow to define much simpler security voters thanks to the new AbstractVoter class.

New in Symfony 2.6: Date support for Validator constraints

Comparing dates is one of the most frequently requested functionalities for the Symfony Validator component. That's why Symfony 2.6 will include date support for comparison and range constraints.

New in Symfony 2.6: New shortcut methods for controllers

Symfony 2.6 will add five new helpers to the base controller class: redirectToRoute(), addFlash(), isGranted(), denyAccessUnlessGranted() and isCsrfTokenValid().

New in Symfony 2.6: LockHandler

Symfony 2.6 will introduce a new LockHandler that provides a simple abstraction to lock anything by means of a file lock. It's most common use case is to avoid race conditions by locking commands, so the same command cannot be executed concurrently by different processes.

New in Symfony 2.6: Smarter assets:install command

Starting from Symfony 2.6, the behavior of the assets:install command will be smarter. Now, when your system doesn't support symbolic links or if there is any other problem, the command will silently fall back to make a hard copy of the assets and it will inform you about this.

Symfony 2.6 fast approaching its stabilization phase

We are a few days from the end of Symfony 2.6 development phase. Therefore, this is our last chance to finish all the pending pull requests in time for Symfony 2.6.

New in Symfony 2.6: The security:check command

Symfony 2.6 will include a new security:check command, which looks for known security vulnerabilities in your project's dependencies.

New in Symfony 2.6: Added support for XLIFF notes

Symfony 2.6 adds support for embedding notes in XLIFF files. This will allow to include contextual information to improve translations.