What’s new in PHP 8.0?
PHP 8.0 is expected to be released by the end of the year, so it’s time to take a first look at the next major version of PHP. Attributes, union types, and a just-in-time compiler are likely the flagship features of this release, but there are many more improvements to be excited about. As PHP 8.0 is a major version, this release also includes backwards-incompatible changes, many of which are centered around stricter error handling and more type safety.
This talk will discuss new features already implemented in PHP 8, backwards-compatibility breaks to watch out for, as well as some features that are still under discussion.
- PHP core developer working at JetBrains
- Added typed properties, arrow functions and generators to PHP
- Maintainer of the [PHP-Parser] library and [php-ast] extension
- Contributor to the LLVM compiler toolchain and the Rust programming language