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Lately in php - 2019 May 4

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Updates to PHP-core RFCs, frameworks, and other news of interest to the PHP community from the last few months. Presented at Longhorn PHP 2019 Uncon

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Lately in php - 2019 May 4

  1. 1. Lately in PHP February - May 4, 2019 Longhorn PHP 2019
  2. 2. Lately in PHP February - May 4, 2019 Longhorn PHP 2019
  3. 3. PHP 7.4 & PHP 8 Official PHP Repo: github.com/php/php-src ● Master branch === PHP 8 ○ Ex. github.com/php/php-src/blob/master/UPGRADING ● Dev branch === PHP 7.4 ○ Ex. github.com/php/php-src/blob/PHP-7.4/UPGRADING
  4. 4. Upcoming Features via PHP RFC Unbundle ext/interbase ● Target: PHP 7.4 ● tl;dr: ext/interbase is no longer maintained, bye ● Note: PDO-firebird is safe, for now ● See: wiki.php.net/rfc/deprecate-and-remove-ext-interbase
  5. 5. Upcoming Features via PHP RFC Weak references ● Target: PHP 7.4 ● tl;dr: Allows for easier caching of objects ● Note: Does not affect garbage collection ● See: wiki.php.net/rfc/weakrefs
  6. 6. Upcoming Features via PHP RFC FFI - Foreign Function Interface ● Target: PHP 7.4 ● tl;dr: ever wanted to use raw C in PHP? ● See: wiki.php.net/rfc/ffi <?php // create FFI object, loading libc and exporting function printf() $ffi = FFI::cdef( "int printf(const char *format, ...);", // this is regular C declaration "libc.so.6"); // call C printf() $ffi->printf("Hello %s!n", "world");
  7. 7. Upcoming Features via PHP RFC Deprecate short-open tags in PHP ● Target: PHP 7.4 ● tl;dr: <? phpinfo(); <?php phpinfo(); ● See: wiki.php.net/rfc/deprecate_php_short_tags
  8. 8. Upcoming Features via PHP RFC Arrow Functions and Short Closures ● Target: PHP 7.4 ● tl;dr: cleaner closures! ● See: wiki.php.net/rfc/arrow_functions_v2 function array_values_from_keys ($arr, $keys) { return array_map(function ($x) use ($arr) { return $arr[$x]; }, $keys); } Becomes: function array_values_from_keys ($arr, $keys) { return array_map( fn($x) => $arr[$x], $keys ); }
  9. 9. Upcoming Features via PHP RFC Consistent Type Errors for Internal Functions ● Target: PHP 8.0 ● tl;dr: Catch the sanity ● See: wiki.php.net/rfc/consistent_type_errors
  10. 10. Upcoming Features via PHP RFC JIT: Just In Time compiler ● Target: PHP 8.0 ● tl;dr: Compile at run-time the portions of the code that are CPU-bound ● Note: CPU-bound code will see a speed improvement; IO-bound will not ● Note: debugging will most likely mean turning off JIT for that xdebug session ● See: https://wiki.php.net/rfc/jit
  11. 11. CMSes: Drupal Drupal 8.7 ● Removed: PHP 5 support ● Removed: IE9, IE10 support ● New: Layout Builder ● New: JSON:API
  12. 12. CMSes: WordPress WordPress 5.2 ● Release scheduled for 7 May ● New Features: ○ Site Health Check ○ Fatal Error Recovery Mode ○ Privacy and a11y updates ○ New Dashicons ○ Block Editor upgrades ● See: wordpress.org/news/2019/05/the-month-in-wordpress-april-2019/
  13. 13. μFrameworks - Slim Slim 4 alpha ● PSR-15 Middleware support ● Decouple Slim PSR-7 so any PSR-7 can be used ● Decouple Pimple dependency in favor of any PSR-11 ContainerInterface ● Decouple FastRoute in favor of any routing library ● Decouple error handling & response in favor of user’s preference ● See: slimframework.com/2019/04/25/slim-4.0.0-alpha-release.html
  14. 14. Frameworks - CakePHP CakePHP 3.8.0 RC1 ● Some additional methods added to classes ● See: book.cakephp.org/3.next/en/appendices/3-8-migration-guide.html
  15. 15. Frameworks - Laravel Laravel 5.8 ● Released 26 February ● Changes: ○ Automatic Policy resolution ○ PHP dotenv 3.0 ○ Carbon v1 or v2 ○ Cache TTL now in seconds rather than minutes ○ Deprecates String & Array helpers ● See: laravel-news.com/laravel-5-8
  16. 16. Frameworks - Symfony Symfony 4.3 soon! ● Some deprecations ● Improved Workflow ● More validators, assertions, and Constraints ● Routing improvements ● Console hyperlinks ● See: symfony.com/blog/category/living-on-the-edge/4.3
  17. 17. Frameworks - Zend Now: Laminas ● Moving from Zend / RogueWave to Linux Foundation ● Target: 2019 Q2 or Q3 ● Will require namespace changes ● See: getlaminas.org
  18. 18. PHP: The Right Way ● Note: Every open-source project can use your help with documentation. What are you waiting for? ○ See: NomadPHP Lightning Talk: “Your First PR: How to Contribute to Open-Source Projects” ■ youtu.be/a5foPCInZZ0 ● See: phptherightway.com
  19. 19. PHP Conferences Longhorn PHP 2019 ● May 2-4 - Austin, TX ● See: longhornphp.com 200OK ● May 17 - Tulsa, OK ● See: 200ok.us php[tek] 2019 ● May 21-23 - Atlanta, GA ● tek.phparch.com Flyover Camp 2019 ● May 31-June 2 - Kansas City, MO ● flyovercamp.org WordCamp KC 2019 ● June 28-29 - Kansas City, MO ● See: 2019.kansascity.wordcamp.org
  20. 20. PHP Conferences - Continued KCDC 2019 ● July 17-19 - Kansas City, MO ● kcdc.info Laracon VII ● July 24-25 - New York, NY ● laracon.us CoderCruise ● August 19-23 - Bahamas ● See: codercruise.com Cascadia PHP 2019 ● September 19-21 - Portland, OR ● cascadiaphp.com Scotland PHP 2019 ● November 8-9 - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK ● conference.scotlandphp.co.uk
  21. 21. Nomad PHP (Online) - May 16 Nomad PHP EU - 01:00 PM CDT Git Legit ● Pauline Vos (@vanamerongen) ● nomadphp.com/live/5fuXGW7jW04sEEAM AEuEs0/Git-Legit Nomad PHP US - 08:00 PM CDT Write Less Complex, More Readable Code ● Jason McCreary (@gonedark) ● nomadphp.com/live/4pRkSRIlZKKi79OuIf WJHx/Write-less-complex--more-readable- code
  22. 22. Thank you! ● Comments? Concerns? Anything that I missed? ● JoindIn: joind.in/event/longhorn-php-conference-2019/lately-in-php

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