Series: PHP new features

What's new in PHP 7.4?

The PHP development team announced, on november 2019, the immediate availability of PHP 7.4.0. This release marks the fourth feature update to the PHP 7 series.

PHP 7.4.0 comes with numerous improvements and new features

What's new in PHP 7.3?

The PHP 7.3 was released on December 2018, although were not much improvements as it were in the version 7 and version 7.1 it is worth to check the news added features.

What is new in PHP 7.2?

In this post we’re going to check 5 new features of PHP 7.2: New object type, Extension loading by name, Abstract method overriding, Sodium Cryptography library and Parameter type widening

What is new in PHP 7.1?

On December 1, 2016 the PHP development team released the PHP 7.1 version, 12 news features was added, here we covered 8 of them: Nullable types, Void functions, Symmetric array destructuring, Class constant visibility, ...

What is new in PHP 7.0?

The PHP community continues to add new features and functionality to this popular programming language in order to make it more attractive, functional and useful. The version 7 (released on December 3) is considered one of the major updates in all the history of PHP due the Zend Engine was refactored to achieve best performance and best use of the memory. Also new features that facilitate and accelerate web development were introduced.

Anonymous functions in PHP

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With the release of version 5.3.0, PHP development team incorporated what are called anonymous functions or closure.

An anonymous function, as its name implies, is nothing more than a function that has no name and that can be used as a callback allowing greater elegance and readability of source code, it is also possible to assign an anonymous function to a variable as were another data PHP type. PHP internally converts this variable in an instance of the Closure class.

What is new in PHP 5.5?

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In recent years the PHP community has made a great effort to improving and adding new features and functionality to this popular programming language in order to make it more attractive, functional and useful. With the release of PHP 5.5 have been introduced some features very expected by the developer community. Today LibreByte proposes to show everything new which brings PHP 5.5.

What is new in PHP 5.6?

A look at PHP-5.6
PHP is not a language that has been forgotten or abandoned, on the contrary it is in constant evolution and in this way its development team shown us with the latest release due PHP-5.6 adds new features that make more easy the development process