The Symfony Console component is the second most popular Symfony component, with more than eight million downloads on Packagist.org so far. One of the main factors of its success is the amount of features that it provides to create advanced console commands. In Symfony 2.7 we went a step further and added support for defining advanced table layouts.
This week, Symfony officially introduced its new installer. In addition, the String security utils were refactored and some nice performance improvements were applied to DomCrawler component and to the PHP container dumper. Lastly, the upcoming Symfony 3 version removed all the *.class container parameters, since they are no longer considered a good practice.
In 2011, we developed a revolutionary installation method for the Symfony 2.0 version which ultimately resulted in the creation of the Composer project. Throughout subsequent versions of Symfony, we leveraged Composer and pushed it to its limits. Having done so, it's time to introduce a new way to install Symfony: the Symfony Installer.
Jakub Zalas is the new lead for the DomCrawler Component.
This week Symfony released two new maintenance versions: 2.3.26 and 2.6.5. Meanwhile, Symfony 2.7 added a new command to encode passwords, added support for amqp in VarDumper component and improved ACL. Lastly, two new developers were appointed as Symfony Core members: Abdellatif AitBoudad and Christian Flothmann.
I'm pleased to announce the addition of Christian Flothmann as a new member of the Symfony Core Team.
I'm pleased to announce the addition of Abdellatif AitBoudad as a new member of the Symfony Core Team.
This week, the upcoming Symfony 2.7 version added the possibility of loading multiple YAML or XML files located in Resources/config/validation/ directory and moved loading resources into Translator initialization for performance reasons. In addition, Doctrine bridge introduced a feature to cache entity loader based on query builder.
After the record breaking January month, the documentation team took it a bit more easy this month, resulting in less new sections. Instead, lots of typos and other minor things were fixed or improved.
This week, development activity focused on the Serializer component, which introduced lots of tweaks and optimizations. Meanwhile, the Routing component updated its behavior to make host matching case-insensitive. Lastly, in preparation for its upcoming new version, the master branch of the Twig repository now points to the new 2.0 version.
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This week, Symfony project focused on fixing minor bugs. In addition, both Symfony and Twig started testing their code with the upcoming PHP 7 version (213cabc and a1295e9). Lastly, the full schedule of the Symfony Live Paris 2015 conference was announced.