Last week in Qobrix (November 5 – November 11)

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Last week our primary focus was on the CakePHP 3.6 upgrade.  We have update the codebase of more than half of all our plugins to work on both CakePHP 3.5 and CakePHP 3.6, as well as fixed several hundreds of small issues identified by the PHPStan static analysis tool.  The Qobrix version with all these updates is not ready for the release yet (as we have some more plugins to prepare), but we have managed to release a couple of minor versions with the fixes and small improvements all around:

Additionally, some of us have attended the AWSome Day Athens 2018 event in Greece, where we learned a lot about the Amazon AWS tools and services.  If you are interested in some more details of what the event was all about, have a look at this blog post.

As always, have a great week ahead and stay tuned for more updates and releases!

Last week in Qobrix (October 29 – November 4)

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Last week was all about upgrading our codebase for CakePHP 3.6.  We have completed roughly 40% of the necessary changes, with more being on the way.  There are quite a few improvements that this upgrade brings, including improved security, stability, better test code coverage and more.  Additionally, we are fixing any issues reported by the PHPStan static analysis tool, and, where possible, forcing PHPStan analysis during the test runs.  This has already helped us to identify and fix a few tricky issues.  But the process is not complete yet.  We won’t be releasing the CakePHP 3.6 upgrade until all of our codebase is in sync, so you’ll have to stay tuned for another week or two.   We do however keep releasing smaller versions with minor improvements and fixes just to keep the ball rolling.  Last week we have tagged the following release:

Have a great week ahead!

Last week in Qobrix (October 22 – October 28)

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Last week was all about the preparations for the CakePHP 3.6 upgrade.  We have merged and updated a whole lot of underlying components, fixed numerous issues in the preparation of the upgrade, and even improved some of the existing features.  We have only released a single version:

But what a release that was!  With almost 500 individual commits on the core project alone, around 100 files modified, with a over 2,000 lines of code changed.

This version also marks an important milestone of the Qobrix’ continuous development – it is the 400th release since we tagged Qobrix v1.0.0.  And what a journey that has been!

Last week in Qobrix (October 15 – October 21)

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Last week we have switched our focus slightly from the functionality that affects and improves the end-user experience to the one that makes the life of the Qobrix developers and system integrators easier.  Consider this to be more of the “spring cleaning”, which allows us to develop faster and deliver a more stable and reliable systems.  We have released the following three versions:

As always, stay tuned for more and have a great week ahead!

Last week in Qobrix (October 8 – October 14)

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Last week we have achieved an important milestone.  We have completed the switch from PHP 5 to PHP 7.  This has taken us somewhat longer than what we expected, but it’s finally done and dusted.  We can now cleanup and remove a lot of legacy code, and start utilizing the amazing features that PHP 7 has to offer.  Read more about this and other changes in the release notes for the following three versions from the last week:

As always, stay tuned and have a great week ahead!

Last week in Qobrix (October 1 – October 7)

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Last week we wrapped up the development on a few exciting features.  We have released the following two versions:

This week is going to be all about the migration from PHP 5 to PHP 7.  Hopefully we’ll be able to finish all of that within the week and release the major version.

Stay tuned and have a great week!

Last week in Qobrix (September 24 – September 30)

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Last week we spent on some further refactoring and improvements.  Integrations subsystem is seeing a lot of internal changes these days, which makes us very excited about the new possibilities of expanding the current integrations, and adding the new ones.  We are also doing some interesting work with the field handlers functionality, which should surface real soon now.  In the meantime, we have released the following two versions last week:

Stay tuned for some exciting news this week, and have a great day!

Last week in Qobrix (September 17 – September 23)

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We spent the majority of the last week working on a variety of Qobrix internal functionality.  Some of it manifested itself in new features and visible improvements.  Yet some parts of it will help us make the next few releases a lot more interesting.  Have a look at the release notes for the following two versions that we tagged last week:

As always, stay tuned for more and have a great week ahead!

Last week in Qobrix (September 10 – September 16)

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Last week was all about the major release:

While this one does not manifest itself in a lot of visible changes for the end-users, it opens up quite a few possibilities for us to develop and build on top.  In fact, we already have the next few releases in the pipeline with some exciting new features.

Stay tuned and have a great week ahead!

Last week in Qobrix (September 3 – September 9)

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We have spent most of the last week preparing for a major version release.  The version is ready, but hasn’t yet passed all the tests, so we delayed it until this week.  In the meantime, we have released a couple of smaller versions with minor fixes and improvements:

We have also completed all the necessary preparations on our hosting and deployment infrastructure for the phase out of PHP 5.6 and the switch over to the PHP 7.1.  Once the aforementioned major version is released and the dust settles, we will immediately start working on the new major release, which will fully drop the support of PHP 5.6.  This will also allow us to upgrade to CakePHP 3.6 in the nearest future.

Exciting times ahead!  As always, stay tuned and have a great week ahead.