The Latest in PHP: April 2018 Edition

The Latest in PHP: April 2018 Edition

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Chris Gmyr

April 12, 2018
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  1. The Latest in PHP April 2018 Edition

  2. Presented by Chris Gmyr @cmgmyr

  3. PHP Releases VERSIONS 4 5.6.35, 7.0.29, 7.1.16, 7.2.4 4 All

    bug fixes http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
  4. None
  5. PHP RFCs 4 Accepted 4 Arrays starting with a negative

    index (8.0) 4 Implemented 4 is_countable (7.3) https://wiki.php.net/rfc
  6. Negative indexed arrays (current) $a = array_fill(-2, 3, true); array(3)

    { [-2]=> bool(true) [0]=> bool(true) [1]=> bool(true) }
  7. Negative indexed arrays (new) $a = array_fill(-2, 3, true); array(3)

    { [-2]=> bool(true) [-1]=> bool(true) [0]=> bool(true) }
  8. Is Countable // before if (is_array($foo) || $foo instanceof Countable)

    { return count($foo); } // after if (is_countable($foo)) { return count($foo); }
  9. PHPUnit Latest: 7.1.2, 6.5.8 PHPUnit 5 has reached i ts

    End of Life on February 2, 2018 and no longer receives bug fixes https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpunit/wiki
  10. Framework: Laravel 5.6.[13-16] 4 Better support for signed routes 4

    Added callback support to optional() helper 4 Added @elseauth and @elseguest Blade directives 4 Added view:cache command 4 Replaced Blade's or operator with null-coalescing operator 4 Added SessionGuard::logoutOtherDevices() method 4 Security: Check iv length in Encrypter::validPayload() (5.5.40 also) https://github.com/laravel/framework/releases
  11. Framework: Symfony 2.7.x, 2.8.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x 4 Bug Fixes https://symfony.com/blog/category/releases

  12. CMS: Drupal 7.58, 8.3.9, 8.4.6, 8.5.1 highly critical security vulnerabilities

    A remote code execution vulnerability exists within multiple subsystems of Drupal 7.x and 8.x. This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in the site being completely compromised. https://www.drupal.org/psa-2018-001 https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/releases
  13. CMS: Wordpress 4.9.5 4 Don't treat localhost as same host

    by default. 4 Use safe redirects when redirecting the login page if SSL is forced. 4 Make sure the version string is correctly escaped for use in generator tags. 4 Improved compatibility with PHP 7.2. https://wordpress.org/news/2018/04/wordpress-4-9-5-security- and-maintenance-release/
  14. IDE: PHPStorm 2018.1[.1] 4 Refactor your code to functional style

    4 Creating class from test 4 Codeception: code coverage 4 Updated HTTP Client https://blog.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/
  15. IDE: VSCode 1.22 4 Syntax aware code folding 4 Convert

    to ES6 refactoring 4 Better large file support 4 Organize JS/TS imports 4 Emmet performance and smart matching improvements https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_22
  16. PHP Conferences - April DrupalCon Nashville April 9–13, Nashville, TN

    https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018 Longhorn PHP Conference April 19–21, Austin, TX https://www.longhornphp.com
  17. PHP Conferences - May PHP Serbia Conference May 25–27, Belgrade,

    Serbia https://conf2018.phpsrbija.rs/ php[tek] May 29–June 1, Atlanta, GA https://tek.phparch.com/
  18. Nomad PHP April 19 US How to Use Generators to

    Beat Memory Bloat By Korvin Szanto Europe Mining Your Code for Efficient Documentation By Damien Seguy https://nomadphp.com/
  19. Open Call for Papers All Things Open Oct 23-24, Raleigh,

    NC CFP Ends: April 24 https://allthingsopen.org/call-for-papers/ Texas Camp May 31–June 2, Austin, TX CFP Ends: April 19 https://2018.texascamp.org/submit-session
  20. Upcoming regional events April 28-29 - WordCamp Raleigh https://2018.raleigh.wordcamp.org Aug

    16-17 - Southeast PHP (Nashville, TN) https://southeastphp.com Oct 7-8 - NCDevCon http://ncdevcon.com Oct 23-24 - All Things Open http://allthingsopen.org
  21. Notable News & Articles 4 A Concrete Guide to Dependency

    Injection 4 PHPStorm tips for power users 4 Getting Started with Signed Routes in Laravel 4 Try PSR-12 on Your Code Today 4 Testing web API clients using Guzzle Mock Handler 4 Going Deeper with Factories Through Factory States
  22. Next Month @ TrianglePHP TDB Presented By YOU?!?! Thursday, May

    17 6pm Atlantic BT https://www.meetup.com/trianglephp/events/zgpswmyxhbwb/ Consider "Chipping In" https://secure.meetup.com/trianglephp/contribute/
  23. Have a Job/Need a Job Who's hiring? Who's looking? What

    are you looking for?
  24. Tonight @ TrianglePHP A look at Gutenberg in Wordpress 5.0

    Presented By - Miles Elliot Thank you to Atlantic BT for hosting and refreshments!