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What I would change about PHP

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Aug. 17, 2022

If you could change something about PHP, without having to worry about backwards compatibility or breaking changes; what would it be? I know for sure I'd change a thing or two — or ten. I like thinking about these topics. Not because I believe all of these things necessarily need be added to PHP,…


Deprecated dynamic properties in PHP 8.2

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Aug. 8, 2022

As is common with minor releases, PHP 8.2 adds some deprecations. Deprecations often are a source of frustration, though it's important to realise they are actually very helpful. I already wrote about dealing with deprecations in general, so if you're already feeling frustrated, maybe it's good to…


Light colour schemes are better

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jul. 30, 2022

I just released a video about light colour schemes. I've been encouraging people to try them out for a while now, with pretty good results, actually. I've challenged people to try it out for a week, it certainly doesn't work for everyone, but I've gotten lots of positive reactions on it as well. Pe…


PHP performance across versions

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jul. 25, 2022

Do you need a reason besides awesome syntax to update to the latest PHP version? Is performance a good one? I did some casual benchmarks on a WordPress installation from PHP 5.6 to PHP 8.1, here are the results: Noticed a tpyo? You can submit a PR to fix it. If you want to stay up to date about wha…


What's new in PHP 8.2

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jul. 21, 2022

PHP 8.2 will be released on November 24, 2022. In this post, we'll go through all features, performance improvements, changes and deprecations one by one. # null, true, and false as standalone types RFC PHP 8.2 adds three new types — or something that looks like it. We'll avoid going down the rabbi…


The Road to PHP 8.2

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jul. 21, 2022

I'm very happy to announce that my Road to PHP series is back! This time you can join The Road to PHP 8.2! If you're unfamiliar with the concept: the Road to PHP is a newsletter series where you'll receive a daily email teaching you about a new feature of PHP. This time around we'll look at PHP 8.2…