Living on the Edge
A series of posts showcasing the new features introduced by each Symfony version.
In Symfony 4.4, you can use URL DSN to configure PDO adapters, deleting cache items will be much faster, configuring chained cache pools will be simpler and new marshallers will reduce the space needed to store contents.
Symfony 4.4 will include a new WeekType form field to deal with week numbers as defined in the ISO 8601 standard.
In Symfony 4.4, forms can style checkboxes with Bootstrap's custom switches.
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.
Symfony 4.4 will provide several polyfills for PHPUnit so you can use the same tests with different versions of PHP and PHPUnit.
Symfony 4.4 will include a feature to create notification emails, which are standardized messages intended to send notifications to yourself.
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.
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.
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.
In Symfony 4.4, commands will add new ways of displaying tabular data: horizontal tables and definition lists.