Getting Ready for PHP 7


When PHP 5.6 was snooping around the corner I prepared this “Getting Ready for PHP 5.6” post to get one started with the new things that made it into the language. Now that PHP 7 is in beta, it’s time to do the same for that version.

However, turns out a few bright minds on the interwebs have already done so, and have created a massive PHP7 Reference.

PHP 7 has been slated for release in November of this year (2015). It comes with a number of new features, changes, and backwards compatibility breakages that are outlined below.

A few of the new features – such as Scalar Type Hints and IIFEs – might seem familiar as they were already covered here.

PHP 7 Reference →


Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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