PHP in 2018

PHP in 2018 is a talk by PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf, which focuses on new features in PHP 7.2 and 7.3. We have some exciting low-level performance wins coming to PHP 7.3, which should be out late 2018. Its highly encouraging that PHPs focus is mainly on performance in the PHP 7.x releases. For many in the PHP community 2016 and 2017 was all about getting onto PHP 7. The drastic performance improvements and overall efficiency have resulted in PHP 7 adoption rates well beyond past PHP versions. If you are not on PHP 7 yet, you will learn why you should be, but the talk will focus more on new features in PHP 7.2 and 7.3 along with optimization and static analysis. For the full slides accompanying this talk, visit http://talks.php.net/concat18/. Rasmus gives a brief history of PHP, which is now close to a 25-year-old codebase; how it started as a templating tool; and how PHP eventually evolved into a full-featured language.

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