PHP 7: The New New PHP

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Michael Ferrin at 09:59 on 5 Mar 2016

Amazing talk, made me want to make the switch tomorrow!

Josh at 10:24 on 5 Mar 2016

Great talk, made me excited for PHP7

John K at 11:41 on 5 Mar 2016

Very helpful with a and good pace to keep the flow going

Mike Baynton at 12:33 on 5 Mar 2016

Was the overview I was hoping for. The before/after examples were well-chosen and helpful.

Becky at 12:40 on 5 Mar 2016

A lot of good information that has me more interested in trying out php 7 sooner rather than later. I might just upgrade my VPS to it when I get home from the conference (if it's available) so I can test it out.

Coni Gehler at 12:47 on 5 Mar 2016

Great talk. Knowledgeable speaker. Makes me want to upgrade and write a whole new project from scratch.

Came for a succinct primer on new stuff in PHP 7 and that's what I got. Hugs were optional.

Anonymous at 20:44 on 5 Mar 2016

The talk contained very good information, but I found the speakers tone often condescending. I would have preferred a lighter tone.

Wes Reavely at 23:45 on 5 Mar 2016

I'll admit that part of me, coming from a strong C/C++ background LOVES PHP for its type agnostic variables... So when I heard Larry start presenting the new features of PHP7, I was both excited and frustrated for much of the talk. The frustration was eventually alleviated by his explanation of strict vs non-strict declarations, but I felt like that could've happened much sooner.

That being said, I think Larry did a GREAT job of outlining the GREATEST benefits of PHP7 in a reasonable order. Personally, I'm a performance guy, so hearing about the performance optimizations in the latest version sold me. Period.

His insight to the Drupal team breaking PHP7 and causing numerous bugfix campaigns was reassuring however could've been a little bit more detailed. Nonetheless he pounded his fist and exclaimed that it's production ready TODAY.

... So if my production servers crash on Monday after I go full PHP7, it's your fault Larry ;-)

Steve Meyers at 00:51 on 6 Mar 2016

Good talk, done in an enjoyable way.

Great overview of the new features and improvements in PHP 7. Definitely should entice those that have not yet upgraded to take the plunge and not fear the new .0 version.

Quick note: isset() returns false for variables that exist, but are null, so $var ?? expr is equivalent to simply isset($var) ? $var : expr;

Nick Bartlett at 08:43 on 7 Mar 2016

Great talk and delivery, very entertaining, content was great!

Eli E Vargas at 11:49 on 7 Mar 2016

Great talk, made me excited for PHP7, good code examples.

This made me want to immediately switch to PHP7. I was very happy with the content. My only regret was that the session was over too quickly.