Drupal 8 in the PHP 7 era

by Pedro cambra

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.

Summary:

  • 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.

Drupal level: Intermediate, Language: English


About Pedro Cambra

Organization: Cambrico

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