This week, Symfony 2.7.11 maintenance version was released. In addition, all Symfony versions improved PropertyAccess performance significantly and they added support for including parameters in custom MIME types. Lastly, PHPUnit Bridge defined a new "disabled" mode.
This week, Symfony 2.3.39 maintenance version was released. Meanwhile, Symfony added some new interesting features, such as a checkdnsrr() mock to create faster and more reliable tests, support for sending raw cookies in the response, a Redis adapter for the Cache component and the option to register private console commands.
A quick recap of the best new features introduced in Symfony 2.8 and available in Symfony 3.0.
This article is the last one in the "New in Symfony 2.8" series. It explains five minor but useful improvements introduced in several Symfony components.
This week, Symfony organized a Virtual Hack Day to bring in new contributors to the Symfony Community. This was also the opportunity to give a push to the pending issues and pull requests, because the upcoming Symfony 3.1 version will achieve the "feature freeze" status at the end of this month. Meanwhile, the SymfonyLive Paris 2016 conference announced its full program.
Tomorrow, Symfony will celebrate a new Virtual Hack Day, where developers from around the world gather online to contribute back to the project: fixing issues and proposing pull requests.
Symfony 2.8 introduces twelve small and decoupled polyfill components to "fill the gaps" of PHP 5.x versions and missing extensions. Now your applications can safely use PHP features and functions available in any PHP version.
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In Symfony 2.8 we decided to simplify the DependencyInjection component by removing the concept of "scopes" and introducing the "shared" configuration option.
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.
We're hosting a virtual Symfony hack day on March 12th on IRC. If you're new to contributing, this is a perfect opportunity to start. If you're a pro, join us and get to work.
This week Symfony showed a very strong development activity. Lots of bugs were fixed and some reported regressions were addressed. Meanwhile, the Console component helpers started using stderr to output its contents and tables displayed in commands now allow to set column widths explicitly. In addition, the DateTime Validator constraint added a "format" option to validate date/times using custom formats and the Symfony Profiler started showing security voters information in the security panel.
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.
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.
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.