A week of Symfony

A weekly summary of everything that happened around Symfony development.

A Week of Symfony #616 (15-21 October 2018)

This week, Symfony 4.2 deprecated the kernel name and the usage of getRootDir() and kernel.root_dir. Meanwhile, the Form component added a new help_attr option and the Messenger component renamed and reorganized some of its classes.

A Week of Symfony #615 (8-14 October 2018)

This week development activity increased in preparation for the upcoming release of Symfony 4.2. We simplified form extensions to no longer require any configuration, improved the Finder component to allow reversing the previous sorting and added new features to the profiler to display logs context and allow to filter logs by level.

A Week of Symfony #614 (1-7 October 2018)

This week, Symfony 3.4.17 and 4.1.6 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, we continued deprecating features in preparation for the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version, such as simple_preauth and simple_form and the "--env" and "--no-debug" console options. Lastly, next week the Symfony Loves PHP USA 2018 conference will gather the American Symfony and PHP communities in San Francisco to learn about the latest and best developments with Symfony and PHP.

A Week of Symfony #613 (24-30 September 2018)

This week Symfony 2.8.46, 3.4.16 and 4.1.5 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version added an Instantiator::instantiate() method to create and populate objects without calling their constructors and made cookies auto-secure. Lastly, a new Symfony Mailer component was introduced during the SymfonyLive London 2018 conference and will be published in the coming weeks.

A Week of Symfony #612 (17-23 September 2018)

This week Symfony introduced SymfonyCasts, the best place to learn about Symfony, PHP and JavaScript. Meanwhile, the Validator component was decoupled from the Translator, and the lint commands were improved to support multiples files and directories. Lastly, the SymfonyLive London 2018 conference will take place next week.

A Week of Symfony #611 (10-16 September 2018)

This week Symfony introduced Symfony Panther, a new browser testing and web scraping library for PHP. Meanwhile, the SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 conference announced its full schedule: part 1, part 2 and part 3.

A Week of Symfony #610 (3-9 September 2018)

This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version merged lots of new features in preparation for its "feature freeze" at the end of this month: a new intl formatter for the Translation component, SameSite cookie support, a new PDO-based lock store and the Messenger component was made final.

A week of Symfony #609 (27 August - 2 September 2018)

This week, Symfony 2.8.45, 3.4.15 and 4.1.4 maintenance versions were released. In addition, we improved performance of AbstractObjectNormalizer in the Serializer component and we improved RedisCluster performance in the Cache component. Finally, we added a new "auto" mode the for cookie_secure option and introduced a new VarExporter component.

A week of symfony #608 (20-26 August 2018)

This week, Symfony added support to autowire by type and parameter name. In addition, the schedule for the first day and second day of the SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 conference was announced.

A week of symfony #607 (13-19 August 2018)

This week, the upcoming Symfony 4.2 version added a new DivisibleBy constraint and enabled logger autoconfiguration. Meanwhile, the SymfonyLive USA conference was rebranded as Symfony Loves PHP USA Conference and announced its full schedule.