Daniel Gafitescu Freelance web developer focused on open source solutions


PHP 5.5 First Look

A short title from Lynda.com about the new features of the Php 5.5 done by Jon Peck

The title will cover :

- installing the Php 5.5 on a VirtualBox machine

- generators using the yield operator

- dereferencing
echo "abcd"[2] ==> b

- finally keyword on the try/catch statement for cleanup operations

- password hashing using the functions  password_hash , password_verify & password_get_info

- Opcache  included by default, previously knows as commercial Zend Optimizer +

- usage of list in foreach statement

- check if a function return empty result using empty function and not throw an error

- normalizing a bunch of different functions like boolval , pack & unpack

- what has been removed/deprecated on the latest Php version

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