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  • Article Series: PHP 7.x

    PHP 7.x brings several improvements and new features that touch all aspects of the language, including better support for object oriented programming, extensions to classes and interfaces, improvements to the type system, error handling, and more. In this series of articles, we discuss new features across the various PHP 7.x versions.

  • PHP 7 — Improvements to Arrays, Operators, Constants, and Exception Handling

    In this final article in the series on new features in PHP 7.x, we shall discuss improvements to arrays, operators, constants, and exception handling.

  • PHP 7 – Standard Library Improvements

    In this article we explore improvements to functions in PHP 7, including the new array define(), returning a value from generator functions, generator delegation, and more.

  • PHP 7 — New Features for Types

    In the previous two articles in this series, we explored some of the improvements introduced in PHP 7. To set the background for this article on PHP’s type system, PHP is a weakly typed language, which implies the data type of variables does not need to be declared. In this article we explore new type-related features available in PHP 7.x.

  • PHP 7 — Classes and Interfaces Improvements

    In the second instalment of this article series dedicated to PHP 7, we continue our exploration of PHP 7 new features focusing on object-oriented programming support, classes, and interfaces.

  • PHP 7 — Getting Started and OOP Improvements

    PHP had almost become a forgotten language, with a lapse of more than 10 years without a new major version after PHP 5.0 in 2004. PHP 7.0 is a major version with several improvements and new features which have brought it to the level of other modern languages. In this series of articles, we shall discuss new features in the various PHP 7.x versions.