The Latest in PHP: March 2017 Edition

The Latest in PHP: March 2017 Edition

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Chris Gmyr

March 16, 2017
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    PHP Releases 7.1.2, 7.0.[16-17], 5.6.30 • Bug Fixes • http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.1.2

    • http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.0.17 • http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.0.16 • http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.30
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    PHP RFCs • Pending Implementation • https://wiki.php.net/rfc/ list_reference_assignment • In

    Voting • https://wiki.php.net/rfc/extended-string-types-for-pdo • https://wiki.php.net/rfc/deprecate-bareword-strings
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    PHPUnit • 5.7 support will end 2/2/18 • 6.0 became

    stable on 2/3/17 • Namespaced classes! PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase is now PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpunit/wiki/Release- Announcement-for-PHPUnit-6.0.0 Note: PHPUnit 7.0 (2/2/18) will not support PHP 7.0
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    Laravel • 5.4.[14-15] • Collections: whereNotIn() and tap() • Query

    builder: orderByDesc($column) • Blade: @includeWhen(Auth::user(), 'nav.user') • Forge API • File Testing…
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    Laravel File Testing Storage::fake('avatars'); $response = $this->json('POST', '/avatar', [ 'avatar'

    => UploadedFile::fake()->image('avatar.jpg') ]); // Assert the file was stored... Storage::disk('avatars')->assertExists('avatar.jpg'); https://laravel.com/docs/5.4/http-tests#testing-file-uploads
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    Wordpress 4.7.3 Security Release • Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media

    file metadata. • Control characters can trick redirect URL validation. • Unintended files can be deleted by administrators using the plugin deletion functionality. • Cross-site scripting (XSS) via video URL in YouTube embeds. • Cross-site scripting (XSS) via taxonomy term names. • Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in Press This leading to excessive use of server resources. https://wordpress.org/news/2017/03/wordpress-4-7-3-security-and-maintenance-release/
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    PHPStorm 2017.1 RC Available • Codeception Support • PHPUnit 6

    Support • Better Laravel Blade Support (includeWhen, component, slot) • Improved PHP Formatting • Vue.js Support • and much more… https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/nextversion/
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    PHP Conferences - March Midwest PHP 2017 March 17–18, Bloomington,

    Minnesota, https://2017.midwestphp.org WordCamp London March 17–19, London, U.K. https://2017.london.wordcamp.org PHP Experience 2017 March 27–28, Sao Paulo, Brazil https://phpexperience2017en.imasters.com.br SymfonyLive Paris 2017 March 31–31, Paris, France http://paris2017.live.symfony.com
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    PHP Conferences - April PHP Yorkshire April 8, York, U.K.

    https://www.phpyorkshire.co.uk Lone Star PHP 2017 April 20–22, Addison, TX http://lonestarphp.com DrupalCon Baltimore April 24–28, Baltimore, MD https://events.drupal.org/baltimore2017
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    Nomad PHP US Yielding Higher-Performance PHP Applications By Ian Littman

    Europe Zend Framework Done Right By Gary Hockin https://nomadphp.com/
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    Notable News & Articles • https://dev.to/paragonie/php-72-the-first-programming-language-to-add-modern- cryptography-to-its-standard-library • https://laravel-news.com/laravel-5-5-lts •

    http://www.codediesel.com/php/new-features-in-php-7-1/ • http://www.codediesel.com/php/handling-multiple-exceptions-in-php-7-1/ • https://php-and-symfony.matthiasnoback.nl/2017/02/convenient-ducktyping-in-php/ • https://www.entropywins.wtf/blog/2016/11/24/implementing-the-clean-architecture/ • http://www.giorgiosironi.com/2017/02/book-review-fifty-quick-ideas-to.html • https://qafoo.com/blog/096_refactoring_extract_data_objects.html • https://kinsta.com/blog/php-versions/
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    Next Month @ TrianglePHP Application Security for the Modern Web

    Presented By Phillip Maddux of Signal Sciences Thursday, April 13 6pm Atlantic BT https://www.meetup.com/trianglephp/events/237968292/