Tag Archives: php7

“PHP 7 is pretty rad!” – Tumblr

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So the Tumblr Engineering team upgraded to PHP 7 recently. I think it went well. :) They posted about their experience on their Engineering team’s blog, PHP 7 at Tumblr. Recently, in a cross-team effort, we upgraded our full web server fleet from PHP 5 to PHP 7. The whole upgrade was a fun project with some very cool results,… Read more »

Expressive 1.0.0 STABLE Released!

The Zend Framework team has just released Expressive 1.0.0 STABLE! Expressive is a PSR-7 middleware microframework, built for speed and flexibility. Use it to build APIs and websites, from small to large! You can read more about the release on the Zend Framework blog; the project also has a dedicated documentation site.

PHP 7 Quick Overview

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Introduction PHP7 is around the corner. According to the wiki time table if everything goes well, it is expected to be released in November 2015. Many of us are excited to learn the language level features and it’s performance.

Introducing PHP 7 Express

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The PHP 7 revolution is well upon us and at the end of the year we should be seeing an official release. To help you prepare for the expected changes, the upcoming version of Zend Studio – Zend Studio 13, includes a new migration tool called PHP 7 Express. PHP 7 Express scans your PHP code for potential compatibility issues… Read more »

A new type of PHP, part 2: Scalar types

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In our last installment, we talked about the benefits of more robust variable typing in PHP 7, and specifically the new support for typed return values.  That is already a big boon to the maintainability of our code, but PHP 7 goes a step further. So far, we’ve only talked about typing against classes and interfaces.  We’ve been able to… Read more »

A new type of PHP, part 1: Return types

Every significant release of PHP adds a number of new features, with one or two that really define the release.  For PHP 5.3, it was namespaces and anonymous functions.  For PHP 5.4, it was traits.  For PHP 5.5, generators.  For PHP 5.6, variadics. While PHP 7 has a large array of new improvements to make developers lives easier and involve… Read more »

Play with PHP7 the easy way

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Are you interested in playing with PHP7? If so, here is a quick way to get setup and running without risking any of your existing environment and without risking any of your existing environments and without having to install VMs, containers, etc. Setup a free account at koding.com. Koding.com is a cool system for quickly spinning up development environments. You… Read more »