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Last Month in PHP - December 2015

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PHP news of December 2015 as well as upcoming conferences and Nomad PHP talks.

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Last Month in PHP - December 2015

  1. 1. Last Month in PHP December 2015 Kansas City PHP User Group
  2. 2. PHP 7 Latest: PHP 7.0.1 New Features include: ● Scalar type hinting ● Return type declarations ● New operators: ○ Null coalescing: ?? ○ Spaceship: <=> ● Constant Arrays ● Anonymous Classes ● Speed! See: http://php.net/manual/en/migration70.php
  3. 3. PSR-6: Caching Interface Allows free-standing libraries to support caching of intermediary data without effort Provides a common interface for basic and intermediate-level caching needs No major frameworks or libraries utilize PSR-6 yet See: http://www.php-fig.org/psr/psr-6/
  4. 4. WordPress 4.4: “Clifford” New Features include: ● Theme: Twenty-Sixteen ● Responsive images ● Ability to embed posts from: ○ Other WP sites ○ Other oEmbed providers (reddit, speakerdeck, etc) ● WordPress REST API in Core ● Other stuff under-the-hood Requires: ● PHP 5.2.4+ See: https://wordpress. org/news/2015/12/clifford/
  5. 5. Drupal 8.0.1 New Features include: ● HTML 5 ● Out-of-the-box WYSIWYG editing ● Built with modern PHP practices & Libraries: ○ Composer, Symfony2, Guzzle, Twig, etc. ● REST web services Requires: ● PHP 5.5.9+ See: https://www.drupal.org/8
  6. 6. Slim 3.0 New Features include: ● Dependency Injection Container ● PSR-7 Middleware support ● Route callback binding ● Simpler API New Requires: ● PHP 5.5+ See: http://www.slimframework.com/
  7. 7. Symfony Symfony 2.8.1 & 3.0.1 Symfony 2.7.8 Symfony 2.3.36 Requires: PHP 5.5.9+ Requires: PHP 5.3.9+ Requires: PHP 5.3.3+ See: http://symfony.com/blog/a-week-of- symfony-469-21-27-december-2015
  8. 8. Laravel 5.2 New Features include: ● Authentication Scaffolding ● Implicit model binding ● Rate limiting ● Array validation Requires: ● PHP 5.5.9+ See: https://laravel.com/docs/5. 2/releases#laravel-5.2
  9. 9. Laravel Homestead 5.2 New Features include: ● Now with PHP7! ● Composer ● Git Requires: ● PHP 5.5.9+ See: https://laravel.com/docs/5.2/homestead
  10. 10. Upcoming Conferences Sunshine PHP ● Feb 4-6 - Miami, FL ● See: http://2016.sunshinephp.com/ Midwest PHP ● Mar 4-5 - Minneapolis, MN ● See: http://2016.midwestphp.org/ Lonestar PHP ● April 7-9 - Dallas, TX ● See: http://lonestarphp.com/ php[tek] ● May 23-27 - St. Louis, MO ● See: https://tek.phparch.com/
  11. 11. Nomad PHP (Online) - Jan 21 Nomad PHP EU - 01:00 PM CST Puli: PHP’s Next Package Revolution ● Bernhard Schussek (@webmozart) ● See: https://nomadphp. com/2015/10/16/puli-phps-next-package- revolution/ Nomad PHP US - 08:00 PM CST Building Better APIs ● Mike Stowe (@mikegstowe) ● See: https://nomadphp. com/2015/10/16/building-better-apis/

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