Living on the Edge
A series of posts showcasing the new features introduced by each Symfony version.
This is the last article in the "New in Symfony 3.2" series. Symfony 3.2 will be released at the end of this month after six months of work and several hundreds of pull requests (more than 200 of them labeled as "new features").
Symfony 3.2 includes tens of minor tweaks and improvements to make your work easier and to improve your productivity. This article summarizes some of those DX improvements.
Symfony 3.2 introduced a new FirewallConfig class that exposes the full firewall configuration. This class is now used in the Symfony Profiler to dump the entire firewall configuration.
Symfony 3.2 adds new cache adapters (NullAdapter, PhpFilesAdapter, PdoAdapter), a new way to create tag-aware adapters and a command to clear cache pools.
In Symfony 3.2, the serializer added a CSV encoder, ideal to export/import data to Excel, and a YAML encoder.
In Symfony 3.2, console commands can be defined as private (to hide them in the console listings) and they can combine several text styles in their output.
The web debug toolbar and the profiler were improved in Symfony 3.2 to make them compatible with new technologies (CSP and window.fetch) and to make you more productive improving the way information is displayed.
In Symfony 3.2 we added full support for environment variables that are resolved during the application runtime.
In Symfony 3.2 we improved the Filesystem component to add two new functions: readlink(), to normalize the behavior of PHP on different operating systems, and hardlink() to create single or multiple hard links to files.
Symfony 3.2 will introduce some minor YAML deprecations in order to make the Yaml component fully compliant with the YAML specification: white spaces are required after mapping keys and duplicated keys are no longer allowed.
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