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August 19, 2021

Hi Everyone. 

Last week we linked to Joomla’s announcement of their 16th birthday offering to be released on August 17th. This week their latest major version Joomla 4.0 and Joomla 3.10 is finally here! Not to be outdone, PHPstorm also released their update. All that and more on this week’s edition of PHPWeekly. 

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Tutorials and Talks

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News and Announcements

Joomla 4.0 and Joomla 3.10 are here!
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Longhorn PHP Conference - Austin, TX October 14-16, 2021
A 3-day conference to help PHP developers level up their craft and connect with the larger PHP community.

Git password authentication is shutting down
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Advanced Web Application Architecture Workshop
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PhpStorm 2021.2: Generics, Enums, Array Shapes, Inspections, Refactorings, and More
This major release introduces preliminary support for generics in PHP, enums for PHP 8.1, one-line array shapes, improved automatic formatting of PHP code, new inspections and refactorings, and much more.

Podcasts and Vlogs

PHP Ugly 249:PHP on Mars?
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The Stack Overflow Podcast 366: Move fast and make sure nobody gets pager alerts at 2AM
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Laravel News Podcast: Immutability, flexbox knights, and normalized packages
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The Rabbit Hole: 218. Deep Practice & Becoming a better developer
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Simply PHP: Ep. 45 - How To Ace Your Remote Interview 
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Delicious Brainwaves: Episode 8 - A Brief History of JavaScript with Iain Poulson and Ahmed Hussein
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Talking Drupal #306 - Docksal
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Reading and Viewing

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A Week of Symfony #763 (9-15 August 2021)
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Xdebug Update: July 2021
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How we use ElasticSearch, Kibana and Filebeat to handle our logs
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The Month in WordPress: July 2021
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PHP Orchestration With ZendPHP Docker Images
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