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Community News:
KnpUniversity is now SymfonyCasts
Sep 17, 2018 @ 10:44:36

An announcement has been posted by KnpUniversity today under the group's new name: SymfonyCasts.

If you look around the site today, you'll probably notice something different. KnpUniversity is now SymfonyCasts! And SymfonyCasts is the official online training system for Symfony. This is something we've been planning for awhile and we are beyond excited. Like, jumping-high-fives-someone-order-a-big-cake kind of excited! Woh.

If you're already a KnpU/SymfonyCasts user: we <3 you! And because of that, I want to explain exactly what this change means (and doesn't mean).

They start by answering the first questions most have about changes and if they acquired. They also talk about why they're making the change and how the focus will still remain on high-quality Symfony-related tutorials and videos. With them joining the Symfony family officially, though, it provides them with support to keep the lessons coming and the help they'll provide on the Symfony documentation as a part of the changes.

tagged: knpuniversity symfonycasts announcement symfony

Link: https://symfonycasts.com/blog/symfonycasts

Laravel News:
PHP 7.3’s First Release Candidate is Here
Sep 14, 2018 @ 09:54:29

In a new post to the Laravel News site, they've shared the announcement about the release of the first Release Candidate for PHP 7.3.x: PHP 7.3.0RC1.

PHP 7.3 is inching closer to general release (planned for December), with today’s announcement of the first PHP 7.3 release candidate:

The post also shares the upcoming timeline for the releases leading up to PHP 7.3.0 (stable) with the first beta release planned for November 20th. They also list out (and link to more information) for some of the features coming in 7.3 including:

  • Trailing Commas in function calls
  • Flexible Heredoc and Nowdoc syntax
  • list() reference assignment
tagged: language release php73rc1 detail announcement updates

Link: https://laravel-news.com/php-7-3-rc1

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyCon Lisbon here we come: schedule part 2!
Aug 27, 2018 @ 10:45:28

On the Symfony blog they've posted the second part of their announcement about the speakers that will be presenting at the SymfonyCon Lisbon conference in December.

We announced last Monday the first part of the conference schedule for SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018. We’re now very happy to announce the second part of the schedule. Discover the conference schedule! We’re extremely pleased to welcome the following speakers (in alphabetical order) and their talks at the conference.

Speakers and sessions in this announcement include:

  • Pedro Magalhães: "Changing PHP"
  • Jeremy Mikola: "Bulletproof MongoDB"
  • Michelle Sanver: "Using the Workflow component for e-commerce"
  • Miro Svrtan: "When Testing Makes No Sense"

They'll also be joined by Symfony creator and project lead Fabien Potencier with an opening keynote.

tagged: symfonyconlisbon18 symfonycon conference schedule announcement part2

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/symfonycon-lisbon-here-we-come-schedule-part-2

Symfony Blog:
The schedule for Symfony Loves PHP USA 2018 conference is released!
Aug 23, 2018 @ 12:37:44

On the Symfony blog they've posted an announcement about the release of the schedule for Symfony Loves PHP USA 2018, an event replacing SymfonyLive USA happening October 11th and 12th in San Francisco.

We’re super thrilled to announce that SymfonyLive USA becomes now Symfony Loves PHP USA conference!

Welcome to Symfony Loves PHP USA, the only conference dedicated to Symfony and PHP in the USA. We decided to change the conference name and its purpose to create a unique place in the USA where you can hear all the latest and best developments with Symfony and PHP! We aim to gather the American Symfony and PHP communities in San Francisco from October 11th to October 12th. We want you to come and feel welcome regardless your level of development with Symfony or PHP (beginner, advanced, intermediate).

Speakers at this year's event include:

  • Jordi Boggiano
  • Kristen Costagliola
  • Cal Evans
  • Jeremy Mikola
  • Dave Stokes
  • Jonathan Wage

...and many more. Topics range from "soft skills" like general career advice out to more technical topics like single page applications and Doctrine+Symfony. You can find out more about the schedule and the conference on the event's main page and even order your tickets for this great event!

tagged: symfony conference symfonylovesphpusa18 schedule announcement

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/the-schedule-for-symfony-loves-php-usa-2018-conference-is-released

Community News:
Sunshine PHP Conference 2019 Call for Papers Announced!
Aug 16, 2018 @ 12:40:36

The Sunshine PHP Conference has officially announced the opening of their Call for Papers for their 2019 event:

We are happy to announce the CFP for SunshinePHP 2019 has launched at https://cfp.sunshinephp.com where we will accept talk submissions until September 15th, 2018.

SunshinePHP hit it's 7th year and will happen from February 7th to 9th, 2019 in sunny Miami, Florida. As one of the largest community conferences in the U.S. there is no doubt the schedule will be amazing this year. We will have a full tutorial day featuring 3-hour sessions followed by 2 days of 1-hour talks and inspirational keynotes.

The conference offers a generous speaker package for those selected for the event so get over there and start submitting! (And remember, the more talks you submit the better!)

tagged: sunshinephp19 conference callforpapers cfp announcement

Link: https://cfp.sunshinephp.com/

PHP.net:
PHP 7.3.0.beta2 Released
Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:09:47

The main PHP.net site has posted announcement of the release of the latest beta for the PHP 7.3.0 series: PHP 7.3.0beta2

The PHP team is glad to announce the release of the sixth PHP 7.3.0 version, PHP 7.3.0beta2. The rough outline of the PHP 7.3 release cycle is specified in the PHP Wiki.

[...] For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the <a href="https://github.com/php/php-src/blob/php-7.3.0beta2/UPGRADING>UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. Internal changes are listed in the UPGRADING.INTERNALS file. These files can also be found in the release archive.

The next release would be Beta 3, planned for August 30th.

You can download this latest preview release from either the source package site or from the Windows QA site for the Windows binaries.

tagged: language beta release php73beta2 announcement

Link: http://php.net/archive/2018.php#id2018-08-16-1

Laravel News:
Laravel 5.7 Resources Directory Changes
Aug 08, 2018 @ 10:16:56

On the Laravel News site there's a new post sharing some of the changes to the "resources" directory that are coming in Laravel v5.7.

Taylor Otwell announced that in Laravel 5.7 the resources directory will be flattened instead of having an assets folder.

The post includes "before" and "after" examples of the directory structure change and shares some Laravel Mix configuration changes that can be used to move the assets pre-release of v5.7.

tagged: laravel resource directory change flatten announcement v57

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laravel-5-7-resources-directory-changes

PHP.net:
PHP 7.3.0.beta1 Released
Aug 02, 2018 @ 11:13:01

On the main PHP.net site there's an announcement posted about the release of the latest pre-release of the PHP 7.3.x series: PHP 7.3.0.beta1.

The PHP team is glad to announce the release of the fifth PHP 7.3.0 version, PHP 7.3.0beta1. The rough outline of the PHP 7.3 release cycle is specified in the PHP Wiki.

[...] Please carefully test this version and report any issues found in the bug reporting system.

Changes in this beta include fixes in the language core, SQLite3 handling, the SPL, and PDO PostgreSQL support. As always, you can download this pre-release from the PHP QA site for source downloads or Windows QA site for the Windows binaries.

tagged: language beta release php73beta1 announcement

Link: http://php.net/archive/2018.php#id2018-08-02-1

Laravel News:
Introducing Laravel Nova
Jul 26, 2018 @ 09:41:57

On the Laravel News site they've posted an announcement about the release of Laravel Nova, an administration dashboard created and maintained by Taylor Otwell and the Laravel project maintainers.

We’re thrilled to announce Laravel Nova, a “beautifully designed administration panel for Laravel” created by the Laravel team.

The level of customization available in Nova is mind-blowing, and it’s quite intelligent out-of-the-box once you configure Nova resources for your application.

The frontend is powered by Vue.js with the backend hooking into your current Laravel application (with a bit of extra functionality added). Information and functionality provided by Nova includes resource management tools, searching via SQL queries, custom action definition and metrics. You can find out more information about its features on the project site and sign up for the mailing list for more information when it launches in August 2018. Nova will cost $99 USD for a solo license and $!99 USD for a "site" license (business).

tagged: laravel nova administration dashboard product announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laravel-nova

Symfony Blog:
The conference schedule for SymfonyLive London 2018 is out!
Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:49:39

On the Symfony blog there's a new post announcing the speakers for SymfonyLive London 2018 happening in late September.

We’re very pleased to announce that the conference schedule for this year’s edition of the SymfonyLive conference in London is online. Join us on September 28th for an intense conference day dedicated to Symfony, divided into 2 tracks.

Discover now all the speakers selected and the talks they will present there! We’re very excited to welcome 14 speakers at the conference.

Speakers at this year's event include:

  • Michael Cullum
  • Nicolas Grekas
  • Neal Brooks
  • Samuel Roze

Fabien Potencier, founder and project lead for Symfony, will also be there to give the opening keynote for the conference. You can find out more about the conference on the main site and pick up your tickets for either just the training days, just the session days or for a package of both.

tagged: conference symfonylive london 2018 speaker announcement

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/the-conference-schedule-for-symfonylive-london-2018-is-out