PHP is Evolving – Deprecations and Revolutions
We did well. The PHP community did well; we were lucky. Indeed, PHP has been evolving very strongly for a few years now. But this strong evolution hasn’t always been there. This was mainly due to problems during the development of PHP 6, which was why this version was never released. This explains why so many projects were (and still are) stuck at PHP 5.
PHP 7 has wiped the slate clean and brought a real revival to the language. Moreover, it is a real breath of fresh air that has boosted the language toward new horizons.
PHP went from being an almost dead language to a language catching up and projecting itself in the future. In this last chapter, dedicated to the clean-code theory, we will focus on the following points:
- How PHP is different from its past versions
- How these changes will help you become a more rigorous and better developer, and not only in PHP
- What the major new features of PHP are in...