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We have released a new version of Slim 2!
Slim 3.7.0 is a small release containing a one bug fixes and a new feature: we now pass the Exception into the NotFoundHandler so that custom handlers have access to this additional information. If you work with cookies, then you’ll be glad to know that we have fixed a bug in our cookie parser so that commas are handled properly!
We are happy to announce that we will soon start work on Slim Framework version 4.0. You can see our project road map on our GitHub issue tracker.
Slim 3.6.0 is a small release containing a few bug fixes and a new method. A particularly useful bug fix is that the Response’s
withJson() method now correctly removes any data currently in the body before inserting its own data. We also have a new convenience method on
getServerParam() allows access to a single parameter from
A few useful bug fixes in this release including the ability to read the ‘Authorization’ header without tweaking .htaccess files or manually looking in
3.4.1 had a BC break when handling errors where the acceptable media type listed in the Accept header wasn’t the first one. This is now fixed.
This releases fixes a infinite loop bug discovered in version 3.4.0 and also adds additional unit tests.
This release add a number of new features and improvements. Firstly, we now support media type structured suffixes (+json & +xml) for our Request’s body parser and error response output. Routing has also seen some improvements with two new methods:
setPattern() and you can now cache the parsed FastRoute route information to a cache file with the
This release tidies up a few issues found in our PSR-7 implementation around the Request’s body and uploaded files. In particular, we now handle file input elements with names containing nested arrays correctly.
Shortly after releasing version 3.2.0, we discovered that we had inadvertently made life very difficult for people who write their own invocation strategies as it was now impossible to inspect the actual callable passed to the strategy. Obviously we don’t like to break people’s working applications, so version 3.2.1 resolves this issue (#1785).
We have released Slim version 3.2.0. There are not that many changes since 3.1.0, but we found a few bugs to fix and have added a few nice improvemnts, particuarly around error handling.
We have released Slim version 3.1.0. This version makes a number of minor issues and improvements since the release of 3.0.0
We are delighted to release the first stable version of Slim 3, 3.0.0 following a series of release candidates.
We have now released the third release candidate of Slim 3 following testing of RC2. This release fixes a security issue, clears up some inconsistencies and fixes a number of bugs.
We have now released the second release candidate of Slim 3 following significant testing of RC1. This release mostly fixes a number of bugs.
We have now released the first release candidate of Slim 3 following a successful beta period.
We have now released the second beta of Slim 3 following excellent and useful feedback to the release of beta 1.
We have tagged beta 1 of Slim 3 and have started the journey of releasing the first stable version of 3.0. We have also started work on the new documentation.
Lumen happened. It’s a shiny new micro-framework from Taylor Otwell, and it joins the Laravel family today. It looks to be a pretty nice framework, and it shares many of the same features and goals as Slim 3.0. I’m sure this raises a few question about Slim’s future roadmap.
We’ve just released version 2.6.0. This update includes a small but important fix for a potential object injection vulnerability in the
SessionCookie class. We encourage you to update your applications as soon as possible. This update also includes several other improvements. You can read more on the GitHub release page.
The Slim Framework code repositories have a new home in their very own GitHub Organization. As much as I’d like to keep the project beneath my own GitHub handle for the notoriety and what not, the project is best served with its own GitHub Organization. This solves several problems.
It’s coming. I promise. As many of you know, I recently finished writing a new book for O’Reilly Media—Modern PHP. I’m excited that my book is nearing publication and should be on bookshelves within a month or two. Unfortunately, writing a book is a time-consuming task. I also have a 9 to 5 day job. Life gets in the way sometimes. Excuses, excuses… I know :) I now have free time to work on Slim again. So what’s going on? A lot.
The top 50 Slim Framework contributors are eligible for a free copy of Zend Server Enterprise Edition and Zend Studio — together worth over $10,000. According to Zend, they “are fully supported and can be used for production on a single server.” Visit http://updates.zend.com/lp/ for more information.
The Slim Framework contains many new and helpful features in version 2.3.0. It is backwards compatible with the previous version. While I update the official documentation, here are some tips to help you get started with Slim’s new features.
The next major point release to the Slim Framework will simplify how you get and set encrypted cookies. Previously, you would use the Slim application’s
setEncryptedCookie() methods to get or set an encrypted cookie.
Now that the day job is finally slowing down a bit, I’ve been back at work on the Slim Framework. Here are several new features and changes coming in the next stable release — currently available in the develop branch to help you start updating your applications.
I’m building a small Slim Framework application at New Media Campaigns. Because this application is for internal use, I figured I’d learn something new while building it. Even though the database schema is pretty simple, I’ve heard great things about Laravel — a full-stack framework from Taylor Otwell — and how many of its components are available as separate Composer packages on Packagist.
I recently released Slim Framework 2. This is a radical departure from past versions. Version 2 introduces PSR-2 compliance and PHP namespaces. It requires PHP 5.3 or newer.
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.7. This minor release is recommended for everyone and includes the following changes:
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.6. This minor release is recommended for everyone and includes the following changes:
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.5. This minor release is recommended for everyone and includes the following changes:
Now you can instantly launch new Slim Framework applications on PagodaBox with the official Slim Framework quickstart. You don’t have to worry about creating filesystem directories, downloading and installing the Slim Framework libraries, or messing with complicated deployment routines.
After launching a ton of Slim Framework applications, I grew tired of re-configuring the same filesystem structure, the same libraries, and the same boilerplate code time and time again. No more.
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.4. This minor release is recommended for everyone and includes the following changes:
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.3. This minor release is recommended for everyone and includes the following changes:
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.2. This minor release fixes a bug with Flash messaging when used with the session cookie middleware. I strongly encourage you to upgrade your Slim 1.6.x applications to this version.
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.1 into the stable branch. This release includes several bug fixes and general improvements to the recent 1.6.0 release. Changes in this version include:
I’ve just released Slim Framework 1.6.0 into the stable branch. This is a major release and includes a brand new framework architecture based upon the Rack Protocol.
The Slim Framework website is now hosted with Pagoda Box. I’m super excited about the move. If you haven’t heard already, Pagoda Box is a PHP PaaS that provides a very flexible and scalable architecture for your PHP applications.
The Slim Framework for PHP 5 version 1.6.0 (currently in the develop branch) introduces new middleware that will automatically parse the HTTP request body based on its content type. This middleware will parse HTTP requests with a JSON, XML, or CSV content type. To enable this middleware, do this:
Thus far, the Slim Framework’s version numbers have mostly adhered to the major.minor.revision scheme. However, sometimes the version numbers have strayed from this practice. Slim is my first large open source project, and it is an ongoing learning experience for me as Slim’s user base continues to flourish.
I am happy to announce that Slim’s support forum and knowledge base now run on Tender™. We previously used the Vanilla forum software, but it proved unstable and unreliable for many users. I want to extend a big thank you to Tender for setting up an open source account for us. Our initial impression is that it is a phenomenal platform, and we cannot wait to put it to good use.
The Slim Framework documentation has moved into the Git repository as of v1.5.2 (currently in the development branch). This change makes it easy for the community to suggest additions or changes to the framework documentation.
The Slim Framework v1.5.2 introduces a new architecture. Several other features have changed and improved. This is a large update and is currently considered beta. Use this version at your own risk. It will remain in the develop branch until users have had sufficient time to vet the new version with their applications.
Many Slim Framework users are turning to PHPFog — a leader among a growing field of PHP PaaS providers — to host their Slim Framework PHP web applications. By default, a Slim app will not run on PHPFog. Why not? PHPFog’s backend infrastructure relies on the nginx HTTP Proxy Module to communicate between backend tiers; the nginx HTTP Proxy Module speaks HTTP/1.0 while Slim speaks HTTP/1.1. Fear not, there’s an easy workaround. To run a Slim app on PHPFog, you must tell your Slim app to speak HTTP/1.0. You can do this when you instantiate your Slim app, like this:
The Slim Micro Framework is a micro framework that enables developers to quickly write RESTful web applications and APIs. I emphasize micro because Slim is just that — a lightweight and nimble PHP framework used to build smaller web applications and APIs. Unlike CodeIgniter and Symfony (excellent frameworks created by EllisLab and Sensio Labs, respectively), Slim forgoes controllers and abstract components for simplicity and ease-of-use.
The essence of a web application is simple: it receives an HTTP request; it invokes the appropriate code; and it returns an HTTP response. The Slim Framework makes it dead simple to build and launch small web applications and APIs by hiding the prerequisite application underpinnings beneath a simple, easy-to-use interface. But for those interested in the low-level details, here’s what a Slim application’s lifecycle looks like from start to finish.
This tutorial demonstrates the typical process for writing a Slim Framework application. The Slim Framework uses the front controller pattern to send all HTTP requests through a single file — usually
index.php. By default, Slim comes with a
.htaccess file for use with the Apache web server. You’ll typically intitialize your app, define your routes, and run your app in the ``index.php`.