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What’s new in PHP 8.0?

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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.

Nikita Popov
JetBrains
  • 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
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