Time flies when you are having fun! It seems that our previous hangout was just yesterday…

Time for a new one for this month on Saturday the 23rd of February 2019, at 12:00:00 EST. The purpose is to talk to the community, listen to concerns and try to find solutions for common problems.

We will hold this virtual meeting in a Google Hangout on Air, which will broadcast on YouTube

Community Hangout - 2019-02-23
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This success story has been submitted by our community member Ruud (ruudboon).

Phalcon is a framework that differs from the rest. Developers cannot update the framework using tools like composer with one command. Instead the extension needs to be recompiled with each new update. Some people find this a problem and a nuisance. Others, like us, find it entertaining!

The Phalcon Team is happy to announce the release of v4.0.0 Alpha 2! Github Tag

We cannot thank your community enough! By reporting bugs, offering feedback and suggestions, pull requests, being active in discussions about how the framework should move towards the future, you all help us make Phalcon better with every release.

For Phalcon v4 we wanted to enhance our documentation and make it as thorough and precise as possible. Admittedly our documentation has been lacking a lot of content, with features not being well documented, being incorrect or not documented at all. Along with that, we had a lot of broken links that were already indexed by search engines, and our redirect rules were not covering everything. That lead to a lot of frustration because developers were not able to find what they were looking for. We started an effort to correct all the above, and continuing to do so on a daily basis, with the goal being that v4 documentation is as thorough and precise as possible.

We had a wonderful hangout today, in which we talked about a lot of things. One of them was the actual size of our team and the obvious lack of time to address everything.

The first community hangout of 2019 was awesome and super fun! We are really happy to interact with the community and offer news, vision and problems we are facing in the Phalcon ecosystem.

If you have missed the live hangout, you can watch it on YouTube:

In an effort to keep the community informed as much as possible, we are going to be holding a community hangout on Saturday the 26th of January 2019, at 12:00:00 EST. We want to talk to the community, listen to the concerns and provide clarifications to areas that the community is potentially struggling.

We will hold this virtual meeting in a Google Hangout on Air, which will also broadcast it on YouTube to ensure that not only 10 people can attend :)

We wanted to close the year in a high note, so we worked really hard and managed to release Phalcon v4-alpha1 on Christmas day. This was a present to the community and we are very happy that it was well received, with its bugs and all :)

This blog post will help you upgrade your existing Phalcon application to v4-alpha1. We will outline the areas that you need to pay attention to and make necessary alterations so that your code can run as smooth as it has been with v3. Although the changes are significant, it is more of a methodical task than a daunting one.

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