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November 24, 2022

Hi everyone,

As stated in the first article in our newsletter this week, security support for PHP 7.4, and therefore its end of life, ends in just over a week. Active support for PHP 8.0 ends in less than a week. If you've not adapted your code you might want to do it soon. We have new releases this week from Symfony, CakePHP, PHPStorm and Laravel. Finally, if you're planning on migrating to Mastodon,'s compiled a list of PHP developers who are already there that you might be interested in following. We hope our friends in the US are nicely settled with their loved ones, and those who are still in a mad dash to make it home to make it to Thanksgiving dinner we hope you all get to their destinations safely. 

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Laravel and PHP developers to follow on Mastodon
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Tutorials and Talks

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Working With Validation Error Messages in Laravel 9
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Colocating Tests and Production Code in PHP(Unit)
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How to Use Boolean Value in Laravel 9
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Laravel 9 - Eloquent Factory & Database Seeder Tutorial
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News and Announcements

Symfony 6.2.0-BETA3 released
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CakePHP Chronos 2.3.2 Is Released
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PhpStorm 2022.2.4 RC
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Laravel 9.40 Released
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A Week of Symfony #829 (14-20 November 2022)
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Podcasts and Vlogs

How To Code Well 183 - The Federated Web Is Not What You Think
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The Stack Overflow: Cloudy With A Chance Of… The State Of Cloud In 2022
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Software Engineering Radio: Episode 539: Adam Dymitruk on Event Modeling
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Developer Tea: You Know The Right Decision, Now Reduce The Friction
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WP Builds: 304 – Steve Burge on running PublishPress and buying other plugins
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Reading and Viewing

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Implementing Visitor Pattern in PHP and Symfony
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Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

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WordPress starter theme with a modern development workflow.

Simple laravel product import.

Synchronise files between multiple local or remote file systems.

Creates, store and calculate math operations stored in Json format string.

Bundle that allows redirect a messenge from one message bus to another.

Alternative to route:list console command with more emphasis on route names, shortened controller names, more compact middleware view and other small tweaks.

Generates Vue Router configuration from your Laravel routes.

Simple CLI progress bar for PHP.

Testing functionality bundle for APIs.

Symfony2 Bundle that provides request and response signing.


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