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New in Symfony 2.8: VarDumper improvements

The VarDumper component provides mechanisms for walking through any arbitrary PHP variable and a replacement for PHP's var_dump(). Symfony 2.8 added new casters to VarDumper, which are responsible to format the dumped information accordingly to their types.

New in Symfony 2.8: DependencyInjection improvements

Symfony 2.8 added new features to Dependency Injection, such as service decoration priorities, resetteable containers, logging of unused tags and simpler compiler pass registration.

New in Symfony 2.8: Translator improvements

Symfony 2.8 added support for XLIFF 2.0, for dumping translation contents without writing them in a file and for configuring the paths where translation files should be loaded from.

New in Symfony 2.8: YAML deprecations

The upcoming Symfony 3.1 version will introduce lots of new and useful features for the Yaml component. But before enjoying those features, in Symfony 2.8 we needed to deprecate some features to make Yaml files comply with the Yaml specification.

New in Symfony 2.8: Clock mocking and time sensitive tests

Symfony 2.8 includes a ClockMock class to avoid transient tests because of time-related errors and to make your tests faster.

New in Symfony: Streamlined Log Files

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.

New in Symfony 2.8: Simpler Security Voters

Security Voters are the recommended way to check for user permissions in Symfony applications In Symfony 2.6 we introduced an AbstractVoter class to reduce the boilerplate code needed to define a voter. In Symfony 2.8 we have simplified voters a bit more thanks to the new Voter class.

New in Symfony 2.8: DX Improvements

DX or Developer Experience is essential for Symfony project. We work very hard to improve DX in each Symfony release and the recent Symfony 2.8 version is no exception.

New in Symfony 2.8: Console Style Guide

Symfony 2.8 defines a style guide that makes the output of the Symfony commands visually consistent and which allows you to create simpler commands.

New in Symfony 2.8: Form improvements

The Symfony Form component keeps improving with each new version. In Symfony 2.8 we added lots of small but useful tweaks.