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[fit] The Latest in PHP

[fit] April 2018 Edition


Presented by

Chris Gmyr

@cmgmyr


PHP Releases

VERSIONS

  • 5.6.35, 7.0.29, 7.1.16, 7.2.4
  • All bug fixes

http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php


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PHP RFCs

  • Accepted
  • Arrays starting with a negative index (8.0)
  • Implemented
  • is_countable (7.3)

https://wiki.php.net/rfc


Negative indexed arrays (current)

$a = array_fill(-2, 3, true);

array(3) {
  [-2]=>
  bool(true)
  [0]=>
  bool(true)
  [1]=>
  bool(true)
}

Negative indexed arrays (new)

$a = array_fill(-2, 3, true);

array(3) {
  [-2]=>
  bool(true)
  [-1]=>
  bool(true)
  [0]=>
  bool(true)
}

Is Countable

// before 
if (is_array($foo) || $foo instanceof Countable) {
    return count($foo);
}

// after
if (is_countable($foo)) {
    return count($foo);
}

PHPUnit

Latest: 7.1.2, 6.5.8

PHPUnit 5 has reached its End of Life on February 2, 2018 and no longer receives bug fixes


`https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpunit/wiki`

Framework: Laravel

5.6.[13-16]

  • Better support for signed routes
  • Added callback support to optional() helper
  • Added @elseauth and @elseguest Blade directives
  • Added view:cache command
  • Replaced Blade's or operator with null-coalescing operator
  • Added SessionGuard::logoutOtherDevices() method
  • Security: Check iv length in Encrypter::validPayload() (5.5.40 also)

https://github.com/laravel/framework/releases


Framework: Symfony

2.7.x, 2.8.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x

  • Bug Fixes

https://symfony.com/blog/category/releases


CMS: Drupal

7.58, 8.3.9, 8.4.6, 8.5.1

highly critical security vulnerabilities

A remote code execution vulnerability exists within multiple subsystems of Drupal 7.x and 8.x. This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in the site being completely compromised.

https://www.drupal.org/psa-2018-001 https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/releases


CMS: Wordpress

4.9.5

  • Don't treat localhost as same host by default.
  • Use safe redirects when redirecting the login page if SSL is forced.
  • Make sure the version string is correctly escaped for use in generator tags.
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 7.2.

https://wordpress.org/news/2018/04/wordpress-4-9-5-security-and-maintenance-release/


IDE: PHPStorm

2018.1[.1]

  • Refactor your code to functional style
  • Creating class from test
  • Codeception: code coverage
  • Updated HTTP Client

https://blog.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/


IDE: VSCode

1.22

  • Syntax aware code folding
  • Convert to ES6 refactoring
  • Better large file support
  • Organize JS/TS imports
  • Emmet performance and smart matching improvements

https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_22


PHP Conferences - April

DrupalCon Nashville April 9–13, Nashville, TN https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018

Longhorn PHP Conference April 19–21, Austin, TX https://www.longhornphp.com


PHP Conferences - May

PHP Serbia Conference May 25–27, Belgrade, Serbia https://conf2018.phpsrbija.rs/

php[tek] May 29–June 1, Atlanta, GA https://tek.phparch.com/


Nomad PHP

April 19

US How to Use Generators to Beat Memory Bloat By Korvin Szanto

Europe Mining Your Code for Efficient Documentation By Damien Seguy

https://nomadphp.com/


Open Call for Papers

All Things Open Oct 23-24, Raleigh, NC CFP Ends: April 24 https://allthingsopen.org/call-for-papers/

Texas Camp May 31–June 2, Austin, TX CFP Ends: April 19 https://2018.texascamp.org/submit-session


Upcoming regional events

April 28-29 - WordCamp Raleigh https://2018.raleigh.wordcamp.org

Aug 16-17 - Southeast PHP (Nashville, TN) https://southeastphp.com

Oct 7-8 - NCDevCon http://ncdevcon.com

Oct 23-24 - All Things Open http://allthingsopen.org


Notable News & Articles


Next Month @ TrianglePHP

TDB Presented By YOU?!?!

Thursday, May 17 6pm Atlantic BT

https://www.meetup.com/trianglephp/events/zgpswmyxhbwb/

Consider "Chipping In" https://secure.meetup.com/trianglephp/contribute/


Have a Job/Need a Job

Who's hiring? Who's looking? What are you looking for?


Tonight @ TrianglePHP

A look at Gutenberg in Wordpress 5.0

Presented By - Miles Elliot

Thank you to Atlantic BT for hosting and refreshments!