The Latest in PHP: April 2019 Edition

The Latest in PHP: April 2019 Edition

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Chris Gmyr

April 18, 2019
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  1. The Latest in PHP April 2019 Edition

  2. Presented by Chris Gmyr @cmgmyr

  3. PHP Supported Versions 4 7.1 Security Only until Dec 1,

    2019 4 7.2 & 7.3 Active Development 4 7.4 is underway (~Dec 2019, last 7 branch) 4 8.0 in 2020 More Info: 4 http://php.net/supported-versions.php
  4. PHP Releases 4 7.1.[27-28] 4 7.2.[16-17] 4 7.3.[3-4] More Info:

    4 http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php
  5. PHP RFC: Arrow Functions 2.0 (in voting - likely, 7.4)

    // before function array_values_from_keys($arr, $keys) { return array_map(function ($x) use ($arr) { return $arr[$x]; }, $keys); } // after function array_values_from_keys($arr, $keys) { return array_map(fn($x) => $arr[$x], $keys); } https://wiki .php.net/rfc/arrowfunctionsv2
  6. PHP RFC: Deprecate PHP Short open tags (in voting -

    likely, 7.4) Deprecate and disable short_open_tag in PHP 7.4 and remove PHP's short open tags in PHP 8.0. <? // nope! <?php // yup! https://wiki .php.net/rfc/deprecatephpshort_tags
  7. PHP RFC: JIT (accepted, 8.0) ...we can't further improve the

    performance of PHP unless we use JIT ...using JIT may open the door for PHP being more frequently used in other, non-Web, CPU-intensive scenarios ...JIT can provide us with the ability to develop built-in functions in PHP, instead of C...can open the door to faster innovation https://wiki .php.net/rfc/jit https://stitcher.io/blog/php-jit
  8. Array Destructuring $options = ['enabled' => true, 'compression' => 'gzip'];

    $enabled = $options['enabled']; $compression = $options['compression'];
  9. Array Destructuring $options = ['enabled' => true, 'compression' => 'gzip'];

    ['enabled' => $enabled, 'compression' => $compression] = $options; https://blog.frankdejonge.nl/array-destructuring-in- php/
  10. Latest Versions 4 Laravel: 5.8.12 4 Symfony: 4.4.4 4 Drupal:

    8.6.15 4 PHPStorm: 2019.1.1 4 VSCode: 1.33
  11. PHP Conferences - May Longhorn PHP Conference 2019 May 2–4,

    Austin, TX https://www.longhornphp.com/ php[tek] May 21–23, Atlanta, Georgia https://tek.phparch.com
  12. PHP Conferences - June Dutch PHP Conference 2019 June 6–8,

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands https://www.phpconference.nl
  13. Nomad PHP US: Write less complex, more readable code presented

    by Jason McCreary May 16, 2019 at 6:00pm PDT UK: Git Legit presented by Pauline Vos May 16, 2019 at 11:00am PDT https://nomadphp.com/
  14. Open Call for Papers ScotlandPHP 2019 CfP Deadline: April 22,

    2019 November 9–10, Edinburgh, Scotland https://scophp.co/2019 PHP.Barcelona Conferenence 2019 CfP Deadline: September 30th, 2019 November 12–13, Barcelona, Spain https://php.barcelona
  15. Upcoming regional events All Things Open Oct 13-15, 2019 http://allthingsopen.org

  16. Notable News & Articles 4 Locating Dead Code 4 How

    to get lines of code in PHP with PHPLoc via CLI or using Docker 4 Laravel Up and Running Second Edition 4 Using PHPStan to detect errors (problems) in your Magento project 4 The right way to call assertion in PHPUnit
  17. Next Month @ TrianglePHP TDB Presented By YOU?!?! Thursday, May

    16, 6pm @ Atlantic BT Need an Idea? 4 Testing 4 Security 4 Performance 4 Git
  18. Have a Job/Need a Job Who's hiring? Who's looking? What

    are you looking for? Book Swap
  19. Tonight @ TrianglePHP A Look Through Laravel Telescope Presented By

    - Michael Kimsal Thank you to Atlantic BT for hosting and refreshments!