PHP Digest number 156 (May 6 - 20, 2019)

PHP Digest number 156 (May 6 - 20, 2019)



Fresh collection with links to news and materials. At issue: PHPRussia, PHP fwdays'19, WordPress 5.2, about PHP in 2019, news from PHP Internals, a portion of useful tools, and much more.

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News and Releases


  • PHP Russia 2019 - The conference was powerful and, I hope, will be annual! Photos can be viewed at FB and VK . Slides are available now, and soon there will be video reports of reports.
  • PHP fwdays'19 - Kiev, June 1


    Soon another great conference will take place! The program was formed, among speakers: Fabien Potencier (Symfony), Marco Pivetta (ZF, Doctrine ), Dmitry Naumenko (Yii), and many other speakers in 3 streams. By tradition, especially for readers of the PHP Digest, a 15% discount on the promo code: PHP-digest-fwdays .
  • WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” - In the release, the minimum PHP version is upgraded to PHP 5.6.20, protection added from fatal errors in plugins and themes, secure updates .

PHP Internals


  • [RFC] Change the precedence of the concatenation operator - The proposal to lower the priority of the concatenation operator . . The behavior will be changed in PHP 8, and in PHP 7.4 a warning will be thrown when using expressions with . before + or - without brackets.
      echo "sum:".  $ a + $ b;
     //current behavior
     echo ("sum:". $ a) + $ b;
     //behavior in PHP 8
     echo "sum:".  ($ a + $ b);
      
  • [RFC] Numeric Literal Separator - It is proposed to add the ability to use the _ symbol as a separator in numbers, to improve readability:
      $ i = 197_823_459;//197823459  
    The offer already failed to vote two years ago, but since a similar feature was added in Python, JavaScript, and TypeScript.
  • audio PHP Internals News Podcast - With Nikita Popov on the Liskov substitution principle and operator priorities.

Tools



Symfony



Laravel



Yii




Async PHP



Training Materials



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