What's New in PHP 5.5

PHP 5.4 is so last year.  We will cover the best features and additions in PHP 5.5. You can look forward to the following:

  • Support for generators has been added via the yield keyword
  • Usage of the new finally keyword in try-catch blocks
  • An overview and examples of the new password hashing API
  • The foreach control structure now supports unpacking nested arrays into separate variables via the list() construct
  • empty() supports arbitrary expressions such as closures returning false
  • array and string literal dereferencing
  • The Zend Optimiser+ opcode cache (via the new OPcache extension)

Not only that, but the MySQL extension as you know it has been deprecated. You're now forced to use either mysqli or PDO.

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  • Corey B.

    For those of you interested in going over the presentation slides, they're available for download on github:

    https://github.com/cballou/whats-new-in-php-5.5-presentation

    September 10, 2013

  • Prince J.

    Very informative, got a chance to network with people who have many years experience and a wealth of knowledge to share. Looking for to the next! - Prince

    September 9, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Good to meet you Prince. Next time man..

      September 10, 2013

  • Robert M.

    Not to be cliche but...something suddenly came up. Sorry for the late withdrawal.

    September 9, 2013

    • Corey B.

      No worries Robert, see you next time!

      September 9, 2013

  • Robbie P.

    Is the location still unknown or has it just not been added? I'm assuming it's at Taco Mac in South Park again?

    September 5, 2013

    • Corey B.

      Hey Robby, you are correct. Just updated and set it to Taco Mac.

      September 5, 2013

    • Robbie P.

      Good to know, thanks.

      September 5, 2013

  • Corey B.

    Hey Robby, you are correct. Just updated and set it to Taco Mac.

    September 5, 2013

  • Edward Bennett G.

    this would be a great meetup for students to come to. A very accessile subject.

    July 23, 2013

  • kevin a.

    planning to attend..depends on school load in sept.

    July 22, 2013

  • Robert M.

    Goin' to my first PHP meetup. Mostly here to absorb, and if I can contribute anything I will.

    July 15, 2013

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