Living on the Edge
A series of posts showcasing the new features introduced by each Symfony version.
Symfony 2.6 includes a new VarDumper component which aims to replace the well-known var_dump() PHP function with a more modern and fully-featured alternative called dump().
Symfony 2.6 will include a new option to preview error pages. This will simplify the development and design of good error pages in Symfony applications.
Symfony 2.6 will include a new form theme designed for Bootstrap 3 that it will save you lots of hours of tedious and repetitive work.
Symfony 2.6 will deprecate the Icu component and it will only use the Intl component. All the internationalization data has been bundled in Intl to avoid the usual problems caused by the PHP intl extension.
Symfony Security component will introduce in Symfony 2.6 version a major refactoring of the security.context service, a new service to simplify password encoding, a new REMOTE_USER based firewall and a new authentication helper.
Symfony 2.6 will include some improvements for the Translation component: adding the target language when dumping XLIFF files, a new method to expose collected messages, a new message catalogue cache and the logging of missing translations.
In Symfony 2.6, the web debug toolbar will include a new panel called AJAX to boost your productivity while debugging applications. This panel shows in real-time the number of AJAX requests performed in the page being displayed.
Symfony 2.6 will allow to define much simpler security voters thanks to the new AbstractVoter class.
Comparing dates is one of the most frequently requested functionalities for the Symfony Validator component. That's why Symfony 2.6 will include date support for comparison and range constraints.
Symfony 2.6 will add five new helpers to the base controller class: redirectToRoute(), addFlash(), isGranted(), denyAccessUnlessGranted() and isCsrfTokenValid().
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