Meetup in Breda: Mark Baker - PHP 7.4

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We would like to welcome you on our second BrabantPHP meetup. This meetup will take place in Breda at Nostradamus.

TIME SCHEDULE
19:00 - 19:30 - Welcome + drinks + pizza
19:30 - 19:40 - Talk by Adam from Nostradamus
19:40 - 20:45 - Talk by Mark Baker - part 1
20:45 - 21:00 - Break
21:00 - 21:45 - Talk by Mark Baker - part 2
21:45 - 22:30 - Social

TALK - What's in Store in 7.4 by Mark Baker
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PHP 7.4 is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2019. It’s the next minor release of PHP 7, and will again boost performance and improve code readability/maintainability.

But while PHP 7.3 was a relatively minor release; the upcoming 7.4 release has a lot more exciting additions and new features to improve the way we write our code, not to mention a few “gotchas”. From the new “arrow functions” that are more than simply syntactic sugar for closures, to Covariant Returns and Contravariant Parameters; from typed properties, to changes in precedence of the concatenation operator.

Let’s take a look at what PHP 7.4 has to offer us as developers, and what pitfalls it might create for the unwary.

About Mark Baker
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Mark is a Senior Software Engineer on the SMS team at MessageBird BV, based in Amsterdam.
He has been working in the computer software industry since before symbolics.com was registered as a domain name, before the term "cyberspace" was first used in fiction, when Linus Torvalds and Rasmus Lerdorf were still at high school, and Mrs. Zuckerberg had yet to give birth to a bouncing baby social network enabler; and has been developing for the Web in a variety of languages since the days when the Tim Berners-Lee's creation comprised less than 1,000 sites.
His particular interests include PHP integration with office suites, Generators, Anonymous Functions and Classes, Datastructures, Textual analysis, Geodata and geographic information systems, and "big data" and data analysis.

PARKING
You can park your car in parking lot De Prins https://goo.gl/maps/YpFthwZQCuGUxS9t6 (paid) or for free at De Slingerweg https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Slingerweg,+Breda/ (be careful where you park your car in this street. Some parts in the street are forbidden)

UPDATE: 12 November 2019: Michelangelo van Dam
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Michelangelo van Dam was a guest speaker. Unfortunately Michelangelo van Dam can't make it this meetup. We hope to welcome him a another meetup.