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A Week of Symfony #700 (25-31 May 2020)

This week Symfony 5.1 was released. This major version contains hundreds of tweaks and improvements and tens of nice new features. Symfony also released its 3.4.41, 4.4.9 and 5.0.9 maintenance versions. In addition, this week we published the 700th issue of "A Week of Symfony". Thanks for reading us every week for more than 13 years, making it one of the longest-running blog series in the entire software industry.

Symfony 5.1 curated new features

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Symfony 5.1.0 released

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Symfony 5.0.9 released

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Symfony 4.4.9 released

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Symfony 3.4.41 released

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New in Symfony 5.1: Misc. improvements (Part 3)

Symfony 5.1 will allow to include the severity in ConstraintViolationList, will add a new mailer log handler and a new deprecation contract, and will enable "dark mode" in exception pages.

New in Symfony 5.1: Misc. improvements (Part 2)

Symfony 5.1 will include a stand-alone YAML linter command, a better RoundRobin mailer transport, a separate log channel for deprecations and support for tags/metadata in mailers.

New in Symfony 5.1: Misc. improvements (Part 1)

Some of the minor new features included in Symfony 5.1 will make your work easier, such as using constants for command exit codes, a better tempnam() function and customized random strings.

New in Symfony 5.1: Updated Security System

Symfony 5.1 includes a new Security system which simplifies the existing security features while giving developers more flexibility in a much more approachable way.

Symfony 5.1.0-RC2 released

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Call for Papers and Call for Trainers for SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2020 open until June 8th 2020

SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2020, the international Symfony conference, is coming from December 1st to 5th. The Call for Papers and Call for Trainers end both on June 8th at midnight (Paris time).

A Week of Symfony #699 (18-24 May 2020)

This week, development activity focused on fixing some bugs and polishing some of the new features introduced in the upcoming Symfony 5.1 version, which will be released next week. Meanwhile, Symfony 3.4 and all the other versions were updated to add compatibility with PHP 8, which will be released at the end of the year.

New in Symfony 5.1: Automatic schema updates

Symfony 5.1 automates the creation of the database tables required by some components to store their contents (Messenger, Lock, Cache, etc.)

New in Symfony 5.1: HttpFoundation improvements

Symfony 5.1 adds a new InputBag class, adds support for encrypting session data, adds more cache-control directives and allows to build cookie objects more easily.

New in Symfony 5.1: Form improvements

Symfony 5.1 improves forms to validate HTML5 colors, allow rounding percent values, display HTML contents in labels, simplify timezone management, provide better defaults for inputmode option and other improvements in choice types.

New in Symfony 5.1: Validator improvements

Symfony 5.1 validator adds support for three-letter country and language codes, adds an option to check that the collection items is divisible by a certain number and allows to define validation callables.

A Week of Symfony #698 (11-17 May 2020)

This week, Symfony published the first release candidate version of Symfony 5.1 so you can test it in your projects before the final release. Meanwhile, the Symfony 5 book published its simplified Chinese translation.

Symfony 5.1.0-RC1 released

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New in Symfony 5.1: OptionsResolver improvements

In Symfony 5.1, the OptionsResolver component has introduced an optional fluent interface to configure options and a way to provide extra debug information per option.

New in Symfony 5.1: Access decision based on voter priority

Symfony 5.1 adds a new access decision strategy called "priority" which uses the decision from the highest priority security voter.

New in Symfony 5.1: AtLeastOneOf validator

Symfony 5.1 adds a new AtLeastOneOf validator to check that a given value satisfies at least one of the given constraints.

New in Symfony 5.1: Deprecated the Inflector component

In Symfony 5.1, the Inflector component has been deprecated and its logic has been moved into the String component.

New in Symfony 5.1: Deprecate public services into private services

In Symfony 5.1, you can turn public services into private services while keeping the backward compatibility of your code.

A Week of Symfony #697 (4-10 May 2020)

This week, Symfony released the first beta of Symfony 5.1.0, the upcoming version which will be released at the end of May 2020. Meanwhile, Symfony added a new mechanism to deprecate public services into private, a new way to automate the handling of schema differences and deprecated the Inflector component in favor of the String component.

New in Symfony 5.1: Server-side request forgery protection

Symfony 5.1 improves the HttpClient component to provide out-of-the-box protection against SSRF (Server-side request forgery).

New in SymfonyInsight: printable Upgrade reports

SymfonyInsight helps you upgrade your dependencies by detecting the deprecated features you use from them. You can now print a detailed PDF report of these deprecations to better communicate in your team about them.

New in Symfony 5.1: ExpressionLanguage validator

In Symfony 5.1 you can validate the syntax of your ExpressionLanguage expressions without parsing or evaluating them.

Symfony 5.1.0-BETA1 released

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New in Symfony 5.1: Simpler Request Context

Symfony 5.1 allows to configure the entire request context using a single config parameter called "default_uri".

New in Symfony 5.1: Async AWS Support

Symfony 5.1 will use Async AWS, a modern alternative to the official Amazon AWS SDK for PHP, in components like Mailer and Messenger.

A Week of Symfony #696 (27 April - 3 May 2020)

This week, Symfony 3.4.40, 4.4.8 and 5.0.8 maintenance versions were released. Meanwhile, the updated Security component removed the anonymous concept and a new Runtime component was proposed to decouple applications from global state. Finally, a new online conference in French was announced for May 7th 2020.