PHP 7: The New New PHP - Larry Garfield

Larry-Garfield
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Development


The next era in the life of our favorite language has come. PHP 7 brings numerous improvements to PHP, from minor syntactic enhancements to major engine changes to a new, stronger type system.

What does it mean for developers? What exactly are the new tools at our disposal? Are the changes in PHP 7 worth the upgrade? We'll try to answer that question, and make the case for upgrading sooner rather than later.