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Symfony Blog:
SymfonyLive London 2018 is announced!
May 18, 2018 @ 13:28:20

In a recent post to the Symfony blog they've posted the official announcement of SymfonyLive London 2018:

We’re so thrilled and excited to announce SymfonyLive London! We’ve just confirmed the official dates, SymfonyLive London will be held on September 28th at the Park Plaza Westminster! Symfony is proud to organize the 7th edition of the British Symfony conference and to welcome the Symfony community from all over the UK and Europe.

Join us to share Symfony best practices, experience, knowledge, make new contacts, and hear the latest developments with the framework!

Come to attend SymfonyLive London, conference day will be on September 28th, and the pre-conference workshops will take place, one day before the conference, on September 27th.

Early Bird registration is already open and you can pick up main event tickets for 129£ and full conference tickets (includes training) for 543£. Additionally, if you'd like to speak at this year's event, the Call for Papers is still open and runs until June 17th.

tagged: symfony conference symfonylive london announcement cfp

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/symfonylive-london-2018-is-announced

Symfony Blog:
Introducing the Symfony 4 certification
Mar 30, 2018 @ 10:50:26

On the Symfony blog, there's a new post that introduces a new certification targeted towards the latest release of the framework: the Symfony 4 certification.

Symfony 4 was released in November 2017, alongside new best practices and Symfony Flex, the new way to manage Symfony applications. This new version is so different from Symfony 3 that we've decided to introduce a new Symfony 4 certification program.

The Symfony 4 exam consists of 75 questions to be answered in 90 minutes or less and you can take the exam in any of the 4,000 test centers available worldwide. The list of topics covers the most important parts of the core framework, excluding third-party libraries like Doctrine, Monolog, etc. Depending on your results, you'll get the Advanced Certified badge or the more difficult Expert Certified badge.

They already have the vouchers on sale for the certification so you can take it and add that certification badge to your list. You can find out more about this and other Symfony certifications on the Symfony project certification site.

tagged: symfony certification symfony4 announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/introducing-the-symfony-4-certification

Community News:
Critical Drupal Security Vulnerability Announced
Mar 29, 2018 @ 09:13:19

The Drupal project has announced a critical security vulnerability in the currently supported versions of the popular CMS: Drupal 7 and 8 (as well as v6). The announcement on the main Drupal site details the issues and provides a link to an FAQ with more detail about the issue.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists within multiple subsystems of Drupal 7.x and 8.x. This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in the site being completely compromised.

[...] Drupal 8, 7, and 6 sites are affected. According to the Drupal project usage information this represents over one million sites or about 9% of sites that are running a known CMS according to Builtwith.

The issue could allow an attacker to take full control of the application and execute whatever code they'd want to on the server. They recommend upgrading immediately to safeguard your Drupal application. They also provide links to a guide on what to do if you are hacked and to the Drupal 6 patch (as well as steps you can take if you can't upgrade).

tagged: drupal cms vulnerability security announcement upgrade

Link: https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-002

Laravel News:
LaravelLive India 2018
Feb 26, 2018 @ 09:34:36

On the Laravel News site there's a quick announcement about the return of a Laravel-centric event to New Delhi - LaravelLive India.

on the LaraveLive India website.

tagged: laravellive india conference announcement community

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laravellive-india-2018

Derick Rethans:
Xdebug 2.6
Jan 31, 2018 @ 10:45:10

On his site Derick Rethans, lead on the Xdebug project, has posted about the release of the latest version of the popular PHP debugging tool: Xdebug 2.6.

I have just released Xdebug 2.6. Xdebug 2.6 adds supports for PHP 7.2 (and drops support for PHP 5), and adds a whole bunch of new features. This article describes these new features.

Among the items he details are changes around:

  • Garbage Collection Statistics
  • Profiler Enhancements
  • Remote Debugging Improvements
  • Behavioural Changes

There are also some smaller improvements in the output of the tool allowing for custom filenames, superglobal details and the inclusion of assign-by-reference assignments. You can find out more about this latest version and get the latest from the main Xdebug site. If you'd like to show appreciation for all the hard work Derick has put into the tool, you should consider becoming a patron to show your support.

tagged: xdebug debugging tool release v26 announcement derickrethans

Link: https://derickrethans.nl/xdebug-26.html

Laravel News:
Laracon US 2018 Announces Speaker Robert C Martin
Jan 16, 2018 @ 13:45:23

The Laracon US conference, being held in Chicago, Illinois in July (2018) has just announced a very special addition to their lineup for this year's event: Robert C Martin (a.k.a. "Uncle Bob").

Laracon US officially announced that Robert C Martin (colloquially known as Uncle Bob) is speaking at Laracon 2018 this year!

Uncle Bob is a well-known software developer, author, and public speaker. He runs a consulting firm Uncle Bob Consulting and cleancoders.com which is home of videos on agile software development and writing clean code, among other software topics.

The post also lists out some of his books and other publications. It also mentions some of the other speakers that will be joining him including Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan and Taylor Otwell. Their Call for Papers is still open and you can find out more about the conference on the laracon.us website.

tagged: laraconus18 conference robertcmartin speaker announcement unclebob

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-uncle-bob

Symfony Blog:
Symfony 4.0.0 released
Dec 01, 2017 @ 10:05:57

On the Symfony blog they've posted the official announcement about the release of Symfony 4.0.0, the latest major version of the popular framework.

Symfony 4.0.0 has just been released. [...] Read the Hello Symfony 4! blog post for a quick overview of the best new features of Symfony 4 and the best way to upgrade your existing applications to Symfony 4.

The post includes a listing of the items fixed since the previous version and links to an upgrade guide that can help you bring your apps up and working in this latest version.

tagged: symfony framework v4 release announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfony-4-0-0-released

Laravel News:
Announcing Laracon Australia 2018
Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:53:03

The organizers of the Laracon conferences have just announced the latest addition to the conference family - Laracon Australia happening in 2018. In the post Paul Redmond talks with Michael Dyrynda about the conference.

On the Laravel News Podcast #50, Michael Dyrynda announced Laracon’s first trip “down under” in October 2018. The venue will be right in the heart of Sydney, Australia.

Michael answers questions about the venue they're thinking about using, potential speakers, how long it will be and the role that sponsorships will play. You can find out more about the event on the main conference site and follow them on Twitter for the latest updates as they're announced.

tagged: laravel conference laracon australia announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-australia-2018

Laravel News:
Announcing Laracon Online 2018
Oct 25, 2017 @ 13:50:22

On the Laravel News site they've posted the official announcement of the return of the popular online Laravel conference: Laravel Online 2018.

Coming back for 2018 is the one-day Laracon Online conference that will be held on February 7, 2018. Just like last year, the event will be hosted entirely online and no matter where you live you can now take part in a Laracon. No hotels, no airfare, just signup and spend the day watching some of the best speakers right from your computer.

Speakers at this year's event include Taylor Otwell, Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan, Chris Fidao and many more. The event will run from 9:45am - 6:45pm EST and will include a Slack "backchannel" for the attendees to chat about sessions or ask questions about the topics covered. You can register now for the event and pick up an Early Bird ticket for just $12 USD ($25 after Early Bird).

tagged: laravelonline2018 laravel conference online announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/announcing-laracon-online-2018

Laravel News:
Laravel Certification Program Announced at Laracon 2017
Sep 05, 2017 @ 09:33:10

On the Laravel News site there's a recent post covering something that was announced at the Laracon US 2017 conference: the Laravel Certification Program.

A licensed Laravel certification platform was announced at Laracon EU this week, and a new landing page is up at The post also lists out some of the topics included in the certification test including framework basics, Blade templating, service use and localization. There's also sections asking about Laravel best practices and more general PHP topics. You can find out more information about the certification and get some answers to questions in their FAQ.

tagged: laravel certification program announcement laraconus17

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