PHP7 was released in December 2015 after many years without a major version and comes with a lot of performance breakthrough promises.
In this talk, we're going to review what's up with the latest version and how we can use all these improvements in our Drupal projects.
- The performance unicorn
- Type hinting parade: Scalar types, return types, and strict mode.
- Spaceships and stuff
- Throw curves and errors
- Also featuring iterators, expectations, mocking...
- Dare to upgrade, everyone else is doing it
But wait, there's more, Drupal 8 is PHP7 ready and during the talk we'll see how to apply (most of) this changes to our day to day as developers.