Introducing PHP 5.4

Ilia Alshanetsky (11.Aug.2012 at 11:30)
Talk at Northeast PHP 2012 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

This session will introduce the upcoming PHP 5.4, with all its newest functionalities and improvements. Through code examples you will learn how PHP 5.4 can be used to improve and optimize development workflows. The talk will also outline the migration process from earlier versions of PHP, and discuss what pitfalls and BC breaks to watch-out for!

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Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 11:57 by Tyler Whitney (11 comments)

Really informative and super knowledgeable speaker. Only thing is that I would love to be able to download the presentation slides.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 12:03 by Anonymous

the speaker is very knowledgeable about 5.4, the talk was well prepared.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 12:22 by joshua swift (1 comments)

very insightful and informative

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 12:25 by Ray (13 comments)

Great overview, lots of good reasons to upgrade from 5.4

11.Aug.2012 at 12:27 by Tyler Whitney (11 comments)

Excellent, he stated at the very end he would be posting slides on his blog at

Will be awesome to use it as a reference for some of the mentioned features!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 13:30 by Anonymous

Super interesting! It was great to get a glimpse of the PHP development from a team member.

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 14:14 by Ken Haduch (11 comments)

too advanced for a PHP novice, but good exposure to these topics.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 14:14 by Anonymous

Awesome talk! The speaker was very onto of the topic and took all questions in stride. Great talk, great speaker.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 14:27 by Anonymous

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 14:54 by Anonymous

I need to get my hands on PHP 5.4! Excellent talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 15:20 by John Roepke (2 comments)

Nice exposure to the new functionality. Quick concise and to the point. I enjoyed it.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Aug.2012 at 22:17 by Anonymous

Great talk, very informative. Thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Aug.2012 at 08:31 by Joseph Crawford (10 comments)

This was a very informative talk explaining all of the new features of PHP 5.4, Ilia also went into discussing features which were removed from PHP 5.4 and went on to say that 5.4 is stable so use it. He did mention one thing that will keep me from starting to use it and that's the fact that it is not yet working perfect with APC. Very nice talk, I enjoyed it a lot.

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Aug.2012 at 10:29 by Anonymous

Very informative with useful examples

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Aug.2012 at 12:21 by Anonymous

It was great, but a lot of it was way over my head, and too...quick. However this is because he only had a limited time so I would not hold that against him.

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Aug.2012 at 21:04 by itsmaxlim (6 comments)


Rating: 5 of 5

13.Aug.2012 at 08:02 by Edward McConnell (12 comments)

Ilia is a great speaker! It was amazing to hear someone who works so closely with the development of PHP describe the changes from a ground level. Very impressive and informative.

Rating: 5 of 5

13.Aug.2012 at 12:45 by Anonymous

So many great new features! I particularly appreciated this topic. Being recently returned to PHP from any years hiatus the topic was an eye opener. Thanks for the great info.

-Brian Marple

Rating: 5 of 5

13.Aug.2012 at 14:08 by Dennis Daudelin (10 comments)

Really well done presentation that was really helpful. Now we can look forward to php 5.4, not fear it!

Rating: 5 of 5

14.Aug.2012 at 18:14 by Ryan Freebern (5 comments)

Rating: 4 of 5

14.Aug.2012 at 20:37 by John Shea (9 comments)

Great talk: Ilia packed a wealth of information into his time. It was interesting to hear a little about how some of the decisions are made in creating a next version of PHP. It was very good to hear what's new, what I can expect in different environments, what to watch out for in deprecated features, and what I have to look forward to.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Aug.2012 at 07:59 by Annamary McCann (10 comments)

Good introduction and liked that the new version is evolutionary (downward compatible).

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Sep.2012 at 15:01 by Anonymous


Very good doc informative.

I like very much and will like more when a stable release come.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2012 at 05:43 by Anonymous

good job

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2012 at 08:47 by Anonymous

nice presentation and excellent explanation of 5.4's issues!

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