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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

PHP.net:
PHP 7.3.0 alpha 1 Released
Jun 08, 2018 @ 10:30:46

The official PHP.net site has posted an announcement about the latest release in the PHP 7.3.0 pre-release cycle: PHP 7.3.0 alpha 1.

PHP team is glad to announce the release of the first PHP 7.3.0 version, PHP 7.3.0 Alpha 1. This starts the PHP 7.3 release cycle, the rough outline of which is specified in the PHP Wiki. For source downloads of PHP 7.3.0 Alpha 1 please visit the download page.

Please carefully test this version and report any issues found in the bug reporting system. Please DO NOT use this version in production, it is an early test version.

For more information about the changes in this release, check out the NEWS file and the UPGRADING file for information on what needs to change between this and the last PHP 7.2.x release.

tagged: php73 alpha1 release announcement

Link: http://us1.php.net/archive/2018.php#id2018-06-07-1

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