Things To Know About PHP 7

  • September 30, 2016

PHP 7 has been released and it is a new experience for Web developers, as claimed by its developers — but what’s new in it? The professionals are claiming that PHP 7 has added at least five strong benefits in their users’ domains. Let’s see five new advantages, which PHP 7 has brought to its users.

Speed is boosted

This is great news indeed. The Web developers working with Drupal and WordPress will be elated in knowing that PHP 7 is now capable to boost 25% performance and to reduce the memory consumption. According to the users, the New PHP 7 version is capable of offering its users twice the speed, which was provided by PHP 5.6 version.

Type Declarations have been changed

Type declarations just means identifying which kind of variable is set as an alternative of letting PHP to set this spontaneously. PHP is well known as a weak typed language. In essence, this means that PHP does not want you to announce the data types. The variables are the found data types related with them but you can do essential things like totaling of a string to an integer without ensuing an error.

Handling errors is easier now

Another feature PHP 7 that has been introduced are the modifications to Error Handling. The management of fatal errors in the previous versions was quite cumbersome. In fact, it is almost impossible in PHP. A fatal error can never invoke the error handler and can simply stop the script.

In PHP7, an extra allowance is available now; i.e., a fatal and recoverable error occurs, rather than just ending the script.

New Operators

PHP 7 also brings to its users some new operators. The first one is the spaceship operator. With a name like this, it is user friendly too. The spaceship operator, as well as the combined comparison operator is a nice count to the language, balancing the greater-than and less-than operatives.

Easy User-land CSPRNG in newly introduced

User-land is referring to an Application space, which is outside to the kernel and is covered by privilege separation. API is for a relaxed use and dependable cryptographically secure pseudo random number creator in PHP.
With PHP 7, the users now have 2 new functions to use: random_int and random_bytes.There are some other features added in PHP 7, like UNI-code support for EMOJI and international characters.

These are the new features of PHP7 and these are the helpful features, which will be helpful for PHP Web developers in their PHP Web development process.