Learn PHP7 Programming

PHP 7 – Introduction

PHP 7 was released on 3 December 2015. One of the most exciting event and release of PHP 7 version after the major release of PHP 5. This release is considered to be the most features and important change in PHP programming language.

PHP 7 introduces many new features and lots of performance upgrades.

PHP 7 also removes some old functionalities and features which were not compatible with old applications while migrating to new version.

What’s new in PHP 7?

  • Scalar type declarations
  • Return type declarations
  • Null coalescing operator
  • Spaceship operator
  • Constant arrays using define()
  • Anonymous classes
  • Closure::call()
  • Generator delegation
  • Generator return expressions
  • CSPRNG functions
  • Expectations

In PHP 7, the server can return pages to the users almost twice as fast.