Symfony Station Communiqué — 07 June 2024: A look at Symfony, Drupal, PHP, Cybersec, and Fediverse News!

Symfony Station Communiqué — 07 June 2024: A look at Symfony, Drupal, PHP, Cybersec, and Fediverse News!

This communiqué originally appeared on Symfony Station.

Welcome to this week’s Symfony Station communiqué. It’s your review of the essential news in the Symfony and PHP development communities focusing on protecting democracy. That necessitates an opinionated Butlerian jihad against big tech as well as evangelizing for open-source and the Fediverse. We also cover the cybersecurity world. You can’t be free without safety and privacy.

There’s good content in all of our categories, so please take your time and enjoy the items most relevant and valuable to you. This is why we publish on Fridays. So you can savor it over your weekend.

Or jump straight to your favorite section via our website.

Once again, thanks go out to Javier Eguiluz and Symfony for sharing our communiqué in their Week of Symfony.

My opinions will be in bold. And will often involve cursing. Because humans.


As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.

Highlight -> “This week, Symfony 7.1.0 was released. We also upgraded the official Symfony book to Symfony 6.4. Meanwhile, we published more details about the SymfonyOnline June 2024 conference that will take place next week and about the accommodation for the next SymfonyCon Vienna 2024.”

A Week of Symfony #909 (27 May – 2 June 2024)

Blackfire has:

Understanding continuous profiling: part 2

SensioLabs has an:

Interview with 3 SensioLabs speakers at SymfonyLive Paris 2024

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We are calling our own number this week.

I won’t beat a dead rocket launcher. Many people have written good reviews about Drupal’s Starshot announcement. If you read our communiqués you have seen plenty of them in recent weeks and there will be more to come. In fact, the leadership team was announced today.

Instead after a quick introduction to Starshot this article shares my vision of what it should become.

This should be Drupal Starshot’s Destination

This Week

Fernando Castillo shows us how to:

Extend your Symfony Console app with events and attributes

David Garcia says:

You need to stop updating your Entities in Symfony and start using the Doctrine Query Builder. Here’s why.

Cyril Pereira has:

Multi-tenant and Symfony

Replace parameters in Symfony



Shopware announces the:

Release notes Shopware

Sylius shares the:

Month of Sylius: May

PrestaShop invites you to:

Meet the new API Platform-based API in PrestaShop 9


Concrete CMS has:

Joomla Alternatives

This is a good follow up to my article, Exploring the 17 Content Management Systems of Symfony.

TYPO3 has:

Coders’ Corner: May 2024

Budget 2024 Ideas for Quarter 3/2024 Published — Vote Now!

New Certification Pricing and Enhanced Silver Membership Discounts – Effective July 2024

TYPO3 Visits AFUP Day 2024 in Poitiers

Wolfgang Wagner asks:

TYPO3 nutzen und die Community ignorieren? Ein schwerer Fehler!

Drupal has:

2024 Aaron Winborn Award Winner: Mike Anello

Congratulations to my fellow Florida Drupaler. Well deserved.

Dries Buyaert is:

Announcing the Drupal Starshot leadership team

The Drop Times reports:

First Drupal Starshot Session Engages Over 200 Participants; Outlines Vision and Next Steps

John Picozzi looks at:

Drupal Starshot: Delivering on a promise to Ambitious Site Builders

Orion shares:

Starshot, the easy-to-install official version of Drupal CMS

One of two official versions. Eventually.

Lullabot asks:

Will Drupal Starshot Help Drupal Compete?

Sebastian Hagens has:

Drupal’s new Starshot initiative & POSSE

Drush sql:sync Error at line 1: Unknown command ‘-‘

On a related note, Wim Leers has the latest on Experience Builder:

XB week 3: shape matching

Brainsum recommends using the:

WordPress (Gutenberg) page editor in Drupal

So do I.

Mario Hernandez examines:

Automating your Drupal Front-end with ViteJS

Jay Callicott is:

Introducing DrupalX: A Powerful Starter for Enterprise Developers

A new distribution that unfortunately uses Bootcrap. But it does have Storybook integration which is a plus.

Tag1 Consulting continues its series:

Migrating Your Data from Drupal 7 to Drupal 10: Example repository setup and Drupal 7 site audit
Geonovation shows us:

How to deploy a Drupal Website on Linux with Nginx and Docker

CKEditor is:

Introducing CKEditor 5 Plugin Pack module for Drupal

Chapter Three shows us:

How To Load Test a Decoupled Drupal Site

Specbee shares:

A quick guide to integrating CiviCRM with Drupal

Brian Perry explores:

Matching Drupal’s GitLab CI ESLint Configuration in a Contrib Module

ImageX Media details:

The Drush Firewall Module: Increase Your Drupal Website Security by Preventing Unwanted Changes

Previous Weeks


This Week

php[architect] has its May edition:

PHP Reflections

And JetBrains has:

PHP Annotated – May 2024

Korben examines:

FrankenPHP – Le serveur PHP surpuissant écrit en Go

DDEV shares its:

DDEV News for June

Great news about Joomla and Sulu.

Servbay announces:

ServBay 1.3.5 Official Release: Significant Updates and Enhancements

Mohasin Hossain has a:

Coding Challenge — Building wc in PHP

Nagvekar has:

Top 10 PHP Vulnerabilities You Need to Know: Beyond SQL Injection, XSS, and CSRF – Part 1

Top 10 PHP Vulnerabilities You Need to Know: Beyond SQL Injection, XSS, and CSRF – Part 2

Grant Horwood looks at:

PHP: doing recursion with recursive iterator(iterator)s

Backpack has these tips:

Laravel Advanced: Lesser-Known, Yet Useful Composer Commands

Gizra explores:

Private Composer Repos Using DDEV

Shishir Kumar show us how to:

Develop Your First Web App with Lando — Beginner Guide

spO0q examines:

PHP 8.4: Property Hooks

Charles Sprayberry has:

Thoughts on PHPUnit 11

Bruno Oliveira looks at:

foreach vs array_map no PHP: Objetivos, Quando Usar e Exemplos

Rizky Ikbal explores:

Decorator-like function as in typescript on PHP

More Programming

Ahmad Shadeed looks at CSS’s:

Cap Unit

Smashing Magazine shares some:

Useful CSS Tips And Techniques

Fontend Masters has:

Live Demos of Stand Alone Web Components

Here’s What We Learned From the First State of HTML Survey

Marc van Neerven shares:

The PURE Manifesto — for Web Standards based Design Systems

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The AI Revolution Is Already Losing Steam

Let’s hope it blows the rest of its valves and throws a rod.

TechCrunch reports:

Greptile raises $4M to build an AI-fueled code base expert

Fighting for Democracy

Please visit our Support Ukraine pageto learn how you can help
kick Russia out of Ukraine (eventually, like ending apartheid in South Africa).

The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery

404 Media reports on:

An AirTags Stalking Sting Operation

He was a Russian human smuggler so what can you expect. Plus Apple doesn’t really care about security unless it just barely helps them beat their mofo competitors.

DarkReading reports:

‘Sticky Werewolf’ APT Stalks Aviation Sector

TechCrunch repoerts:

LinkedIn to limit targeted ads in EU after complaint over sensitive data use

The New York Times reports:

U.S. Clears Way for Antitrust Inquiries of Nvidia, Microsoft and OpenAI

noyb announces:

noyb urges 11 DPAs to immediately stop Meta’s abuse of personal data for AI

The Next Web reports:

Mandatory ID for social media would solve some problems — but create a lot more

Euronews reports:

EU countries beef up anti-disinformation efforts ahead of European elections

The Evil Empire Strikes Back


Russiagate to Portal Kombat: The foreign misinformation campaigns shifting the European elections

The Kyiv Post reports:

Russian Foundation Front for Kremlin Intel Ops in Europe, Investigations Say

The Register reports:

Russia takes gold for disinformation as Olympics approach

Microsoft accused of tracking kids with education software

With their recent Recall fiasco this is no surprise.

The Washington Post reports:

News site editor’s ties to Iran, Russia show misinformation’s complexity

Euronews reports:

Pro-Russia group claims responsibility for cyber-attacks on first day of EU elections

The New York Times reports:

Israel Secretly Targets U.S. Lawmakers With Influence Campaign on Gaza War

Bleeping Computer reports:

Ukraine says hackers abuse SyncThing data sync tool to steal data

Chinese hacking groups team up in cyber espionage campaign

Hackers exploit 2018 ThinkPHP flaws to install ‘Dama’ web shells

The Hacker News reports:

Andariel Hackers Target South Korean Institutes with New Dora RAT Malware

NBC News reports:

Trump Convict Don joins TikTok years after trying to ban the app

The Guardian reports:

Revenge: analysis of Trump Orange Jailbird posts shows relentless focus on punishing enemies

404 Media reports:

Google Leak Reveals Thousands of Privacy Incidents

Facebook’s Taylor Swift Fan Pages Taken Over by Animal Abuse, Porn, and Scams


PC World reports:

Google is working on a Recall-like feature for Chromebooks, too

Windows Central reports:

A PR disaster: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Windows Recall is the straw that broke the camel’s back

It’s hard to believe how fucking stupid the top management is at these big tech companies. Looks like my next laptop is going to have to be a custom Framework with Linux installed.

Venture Beat reports:

More OpenAI researchers slam company on safety, call for ‘right to warn’ to avert ‘human extinction’


Dark Reading reports:

CISA’s Secure by Design Initiative at 1: A Report Card

Developing a Plan to Respond to Critical CVEs in Open Source Software

BleepingComputer reports:

PHP fixes critical RCE flaw impacting all versions for Windows

The Hacker News reports:

The Next Generation of RBI (Remote Browser Isolation)

Trip Wire reports:

Hit by LockBit? The FBI is waiting to help you with over 7,000 decryption keys

Ars Technica reports:

FCC pushes ISPs to fix security flaws in Internet routing


The Fediverse Report has:

Last Week in Fediverse – ep 71

Michael Foster opines:

We need to finish building the Fediverse

And he is right.

We Distribute reports:

IFTAS Launches Moderator Resource Portal

NotizBlog provides an update:

Enable Mastodon Apps

These Yaks Ain’t Gonna Shave Themselves (great blog name) explores:

Getting A Local Mastodon Setup In Docker

NewsMast is:

Mapping the social web

Darnell Day looks at:

Tumblr Alternative Loforo: Most Active Fediverse Blog Option After WordPress?

Evan Prodromou announces:

I turned in my Activity Pub manuscript!

Ghost has an Activity Pub update:

I think you’ll find it’s a little more complicated than that

Friendica announces:

Friendica 2024.06 Release Candidate available

Soatok has this interesting bit:

Towards Federated Key Transparency

Darnell Day reports:

Threads Muting Pixelfed And Other Fediverse Instances Over One Simple Rule

Other Federated Social Media

We Distribute has:

How to Set Up a Verified Nostr Address

Why would you? Again, Nostr is federated social media for Crypto Bros, AI Authoritarians (who think they’re libertarians), and other Silicon Valley c^nts like Jack Dorsey. But, at least they are leaving Shitter.

TIDAL Embraces Nostr, CashApp May Follow

TechCrunch reports:

Bluesky and Mastodon users can now talk to each other with Bridgy Fed

CTAs (aka show us some free love)

Do you own or work for an organization that would be interested in our promotion opportunities? Or supporting our journalistic efforts? If so, please get in touch with us. We’re in our toddler stage, so it’s extra economical. 😉

More importantly, if you are a Ukrainian company with coding-related products, we can offer free promotion on our Support Ukraine page. Or, if you know of one, get in touch.

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