New in Symfony 4.4: Lazy Firewalls

In Symfony 4.4, stateful firewalls only create the user object when the application actually uses it, allowing more responses to be cacheable and improving the application performance.

New in Symfony 4.4: PHPUnit Polyfills

Symfony 4.4 will provide several polyfills for PHPUnit so you can use the same tests with different versions of PHP and PHPUnit.

New in Symfony 4.4: Notification Emails

Symfony 4.4 will include a feature to create notification emails, which are standardized messages intended to send notifications to yourself.

Get ready to upgrade to Symfony 5 with SymfonyInsight

Symfony 5 is coming soon. It will be released at the end of November 2019, in less than a month. Have you planned how are you going to upgrade your application to this new version?

A Week of Symfony #669 (21-27 October 2019)

This week, Symfony continued polishing the upcoming Symfony 4.4 and 5.0 versions. The most important new feature finished this week was the management of encrypted secrets. In addition, Symfony announced the publication of a new book called Symfony 5: The Fast Track.

Symfony 5: The Fast Track, a new Symfony book

"Symfony 5: The Fast Track" is a new book about creating modern web applications with Symfony. Please, help us make this book a reality.

New in Symfony 4.4: Encrypted Secrets Management

Symfony 4.4 will include a new feature to manage encrypted secrets, which is useful to store sensitive configuration values such as passwords, tokens, certificates, etc.

New in Symfony 4.4: Simpler Event Listeners

In Symfony 4.4, event listeners no longer require to define the event name in the service configuration and Doctrine entity listeners added support for __invoke() methods.

New in Symfony 4.4: Redis Cache Improvements

Symfony 4.4 will add support for Redis Sentinel and it will improve the Redis tag-aware cache to consume less memory and support up to 4 billion keys per tag.

New in Symfony 4.4: Horizontal Tables and Definition Lists in Console Commands

In Symfony 4.4, commands will add new ways of displaying tabular data: horizontal tables and definition lists.

A Week of Symfony #668 (14-20 October 2019)

This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.4. version added a new feature for lazy computation of string values injected into services and continued working on the new feature to store secrets. Finally, the SymfonyCon Amsterdam 2019 conference announced a fundraising for its scholarship program.

New in Symfony 4.4: Improved Welcome Page

In Symfony 4.4, the Welcome Page displayed when you haven't configured any URL, has been revamped to show a better design and more useful resources.

Scholarship program and its fundraising are open at SymfonyCon Amsterdam 2019

We're very pleased to launch our scholarship program for SymfonyCon Amsterdam 2019! We're also launching a fundraising campaign to finance the scholarship program, check here all the details!

New in Symfony 4.4: Password Migrations

In Symfony 4.4, user passwords can be rehashed automatically when a better hashing algorithm is available.

New in Symfony 4.4: PHPUnit Assertions for Email Messages

In Symfony 4.4, you can use new PHPUnit assertions to test the email messages and their contents.

New in Symfony 4.4: Messenger Middleware to Clear Doctrine Entity Manager

In Symfony 4.4, the Messenger component added a new middleware to clear the Doctrine entity manager when a message is consumed to avoid memory leaks and side-effects.

New in Symfony 4.4: Improved Type Constraint

In Symfony 4.4, the Type constraint can check that the given value type is one of several possible types.

A Week of Symfony #667 (7-13 October 2019)

This week, Symfony 3.4.32 and 4.3.5 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 4.4 version improved the syntax for defining method calls in YAML, improved performance of filesystem-based caches and allowed to omit the event name when registering listeners.

New in Symfony 4.4: New DomCrawler Methods

In Symfony 4.4, the DomCrawler component will add three new methods called matches(), closest() and outerHtml() and it will add a new feature to remove all white spaces from text.

New in Symfony 4.4: Signing and Encrypting Email Messages

In Symfony 4.4, the Mailer and Mime components will add support for signing an encrypting email messages to improve their integrity and security.

Symfony 4.3.5 released

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Symfony 3.4.32 released

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A Week of Symfony #666 (30 September - 6 October 2019)

This week, Symfony continued fixing bugs and polishing the new features of the upcoming Symfony 4.4 version. Meanwhile, the new String component introduced in Symfony 5.0 added a locale-aware Slugger with support for transliterating multiple locales. Lastly, the new Notifier component was merged as an experimental feature in the upcoming Symfony 5.0 version.