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Zend Framework Blog:
Zend Framework 3 Update and Roadmap
Nov 26, 2015 @ 09:47:33

On the Zend Framework blog they've posted the roadmap and latest updates on the work being done for the next major version of the framework: Zend Framework 3.

In October, while at ZendCon, I presented a talk on Zend Framework 3 entitled "Components, PSR-7, and Middleware: Zend Framework 3." You can view it online, but this post discusses current status, details some decisions, and points to the work still to be done. It's a long read; grab a warm beverage, maybe some popcorn, and take your time.

They start by outlining some of the major concepts that ZF3 integrates and are key to how it will handle requests:

  • the component-based system it's built on, making major use of Composer-style packages and installation techniques
  • using the PSR-7 standard for handling of HTTP requests and responses
  • the use of middleware to modify the request/response and add logic

Finally, they get into the overall view and roadmap for the framework. They talk about the ServiceManager/EventManager, the role middleware plays in the request dispatching and the goal of reducing dependencies. The post ends with a look at the improvements they're striving for with new and better documentation and the next steps in the roadmap for the coming months.

tagged: zendframework3 roadmap update overview psr7 middleware component documentation

Link: http://framework.zend.com/blog/zend-framework-3-update-and-roadmap.html

Zend Framework Blog:
Announcing the Zend Framework 3 Roadmap
Jan 23, 2015 @ 11:57:10

The Zend Framework project has a new post to their blog today officially announcing the roadmap for version three of the popular PHP framework.

The most often-asked questions we get around the Zend Framework project include: Where is Zend Framework heading? When will Zend Framework 3 be released? What changes and enhancements should we expect? Since inception, our goal for Zend Framework has been to further the art of PHP and ensure our users concentrate on the business logic of their application rather than wasting time reinventing the plumbing. The plumbing is Zend Framework’s job.

We have built an incredibly powerful framework with Zend Framework 2 that met its key goals of flexibility, consistency and testability. However, the world has changed since ZF2 was released, and the project needs to move with the times. With that in mind, we have gathered feedback from our users and core contributors to map the path forward. Zend Framework 3 will be an evolution from ZF2, concentrating on simplicity, reusability, and performance.

The post lists out a few of the things involved in this roadmap including separating components into individual, versioned projects and embracing the concept and functionality of middleware. If you'd like to get involved or just find out about the latest on this upcoming version, be sure you either join the zf-contributors mailing list or come to the #zftalk.dev channel on the Freenode IRC network.

tagged: zendframework zendframework3 release roadmap

Link: http://framework.zend.com/blog/announcing-the-zend-framework-3-roadmap.html

Leonid Mamchenkov:
CakePHP 3, here we go again.
Jul 02, 2014 @ 13:18:55

In this new post Leonid Mamchenkov looks at the latest version of a PHP framework that's been around since the PHP4 days, CakePHP, and some of the improvements that will come with version three.

Currently, I am at the start of a couple of projects, which require a bit of the future support. CakePHP 2.x can handle the job now, but I’m looking more into the next 3-5 years. And that’s why I’m looking at CakePHP 3, which is still in the early development stage, with an alpha release coming not too long from now (have a look at the CakePHP 3 roadmap document). Let’s have a look at the high level goals for CakePHP 3.

Among the items he mentions are things like:

  • The adoption of broader PHP community standards
  • An increase in modularity
  • Developing for PHP 5.4+
  • Composer support (and using PSR-4 autoloading)
  • The removal of some more complex, brittle code in favor of simpler, easier to extend options

Check out the roadmap and migration guides for full information.

tagged: cakephp v3 framework refactor features roadmap goals

Link: http://mamchenkov.net/wordpress/2014/07/01/cakephp-3-here-we-go-again/

HHVM Blog:
HHVM: The Next Six Months
Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:09:35

In their latest post the HHVM project (of Facebook) has laid out the next six months ahead for the development and progression on the project. In it they talk some about their "themes" and overall Open Source goals planned for the first part of 2014.

The HHVM team has just wrapped up its planning for the first half of 2014. We’d like to share our plans, providing you a bit of context. We’ve been making steady progress on HHVM’s compatibility with PHP in the wild, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us. We’re using unit test pass rates as a proxy for success measurement, but you can help by adding HHVM to your Travis configuration, and reporting bugs and issues through GitHub. We are resourced to help support a couple of major HHVM deployments, which we hope has the side effect of exposing us to “non-Facebook” deployment and maintenance challenges.

We are also going to push for a more open development model, with the goal of increasing our community participation. We’ll have more to say on what this means later on. Stay tuned!

They also cover some of the work being done to increase the overall efficiency, reducing CPU time and memory consumption. There's also mention of work being done on a guide to "hacking" in the HHVM, reducing some complexity in the compiler and the conversion to a full HNI extension interface.

tagged: hhvm six month roadmap hiphop facebook performance hackable opensource

Link: http://www.hhvm.com/blog/3743/hhvm-the-next-six-months

Symfony Blog:
Symfony Website Updates
Oct 04, 2013 @ 09:05:44

On the Symfony project's blog today there's a new post from Fabien Potencier talking about some updates that have been made to the Symfony website.

There's a few things that got an update including:

  • Translations that were added to the main site
  • A method of aggregation for Symfony-related blogs
  • A Roadmap notification system that lets you set up email notifications on major roadmap changes and releases.

They're still working on the translations, but if you'd like to help you can contribute to their github repository.

tagged: symfony website update translation planet feed roadmap notification

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfony-website-updates

Lately in PHP, Episode #39 - PHP 5.6 Roadmap and New Features
Sep 11, 2013 @ 10:36:14

PHPClasses.org has released their latest episode in their "Lately in PHP" podcast series, Episode #39 - "PHP 5.6 Roadmap and New Features".

ow that PHP 5.5 stable versions were released, it is time to plan the roadmap of features for PHP 5.6. This was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Cesar Rodas in episode 39 of the Lately in PHP podcast. They also commented about a new PHP core developer that was hired by SmugMug to work full time on PHP development as a sort of sponsorship of the PHP project.

You can listen to this latest episode either though the in-page player, by downloading the mp3 or by watching the video of the live recording.

tagged: latelyinphp podcast phpclasses roadmap features episode

Link: http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/217-PHP-56-Roadmap-and-New-Features--Lately-in-PHP-podcast-episode-39.html

Symfony Blog:
The Release Process
Oct 09, 2012 @ 11:44:29

On the Symfony blog, there's an announcement from Fabien Potencier about the framework's new release process (details here).

To make a long story short, Symfony now manages its releases through a time-based model. If you want to learn more about the Symfony release process, or about the first Symfony Long Term Support release, or about the release date for next version of Symfony, please take a minute to read the new process. You are also going to learn when we will start working on Symfony 3!

The full details also include a timeline they've projected for the upcoming 2.x versions of the framework, right up to the 3.0 release. The goal of the process is to provide transparency and predictability to the Symfony frmework's releases with 6 month releases and and open plan presented to the community up front.

tagged: symfony framework release process roadmap predictability transparency


The Bakery:
3.0: a peek into CakePHP's future
Jul 06, 2012 @ 09:26:12

The Bakery (the CakePHP site) has posted a list of things to come in the 3.0 release of the popular PHP framework.

Since its creation, more than 7 years ago, CakePHP has grown with a life of its own. Its main goal has always been to empower developers with tools that are both easy to learn and use, leverage great libraries requiring low documentation and low dependencies too. We've had several big releases along these years and an ever growing community. Being one of the most popular frameworks out there and probably the first one (!) we have also gotten a lot of criticism from the developer community in general. We have, though, accepted it and learnt from our mistakes to keep building the best PHP framework there is.

Some of the coming improvements include:

  • Drop support for 5.2.x and support 5.4+ only
  • Use traits were possible and makes sense
  • Model layer rewrite
  • Improve Router
  • Improve bootstrapping process to allow more developer control and better performance

You can find more about the current features of the framework on it's main project site.

tagged: cakephp framework future roadmap plan


Lorna Mitchell's Blog:
Thoughts on Running an Open Source Project
Mar 01, 2012 @ 12:58:46

Lorna Mitchell has posted about some of her experience in being the lead on the open source Joind.in project, broken up into a few different topics including community, roadmaps and transparency.

I spoke in the unconference at PHPUK last week, on running an open source project. I thought I would collect together my thoughts into one place. [...] These are the things that, having been project lead on joind.in for a while, I think are important.

She talks about:

  • The importance of fostering a good community around the project
  • Providing good documentation (README in this case) for people new to the project
  • Having a clear vision of the future of the project (roadmap)
  • Dealing with the code contributed to the project - good and bad
  • Having transparency with the contributors and anyone wanting to find out more about the project

Want to get involved? Check out Joind.in on github for more details and the source for the site.

tagged: opensource project lead community documentation roadmap contributions transparency


Symfony Blog:
Symfony2: The Roadmap to Final
Jul 25, 2011 @ 09:09:00

On the Symfony blog Fabien Potencier has posted about the roadmap to a final release for the Symfony2 version of the popular framework including some of the things that will and will not change after the release.

We are now ready to release Symfony 2.0 final. As we have made some significant changes in the last couple of weeks, we are publishing another release candidate (RC5) today and we will wait for a week before releasing Symfony 2.0 final on Thursday 28th.

The upgrade to Symfony2 is just a few commands away and there's a large list of components that are set and will not be changed moving forward including the DependencyInjection, Finder, Locale, Routing and Validator.

Symfony 2.1 will be the first release with all the components with a public stable API. And for components that already have a public API in 2.0, 2.1 will be the occasion to add even more classes and methods to it.
tagged: roadmap final release symfony2 feature