Symfony 2.8 includes a ClockMock class to avoid transient tests because of time-related errors and to make your tests faster.
Living on the edge
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.
December 22, 2015 Javier Eguiluz
LDAP is used by lots of companies as a centralized repository for user information, including their security roles, and as an authentication service. That's why Symfony 2.8 includes a new LDAP component which provides seamless integration with the Symfony Security component.
November 11, 2015 Javier Eguiluz