We’ve created a guide to get you on the right step with PHP 7 and the new year. Whether you’ve already adopted the update or have just started looking into it, these posts will help you stay current.
An Introduction to PHP 7 in WordPress
Still don’t understand the PHP 7 hype? This post is for you. Before getting into the details of the update, it’s important to know a bit about the PHP story and where it’s going in the future.
Dig into why PHP 7 is twice as fast and uses fewer resources to use than 5.6, and look at why some developers haven’t been as quick to adopt the update. The article shares successful use cases from companies utilizing PHP 7. If you are still undecided, you’ll have everything you need to make a decision.
Developer’s Checklist for PHP 7
Once you’ve decided to make the switch to PHP 7, you can use this comprehensive checklist to make sure you’re doing everything you need to. Go through how to upgrade to PHP 7 and take a look at the new features.
When you’re a little more familiar with the update, this post will take you through exactly what you can expect including inconsistency fixes, a performance boost, backwards incompatibility changes, and more. Everything you’ll need to get started in one place.
An Introduction to Return Type Declarations in PHP 7
Now that you’ve downloaded the upgrade and are using PHP 7, take a look at our list of tutorials from Josh Pollock. This one takes a look at return type declarations.
Though this is a fairly technical article, it will give you insight into a feature that differs from PHP 5. Go through exactly why developers are excited about return type declarations and how to use them.
These three articles are a great introduction to PHP 7. Learn why you should make the update and what to do once you have.
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