froscon2008 - 1.1

Free and Open Source Software Conference

Johannes Schlüter
Day Day 1 (2008-08-23)
Room HS6
Start time 14:00
Duration 01:00
ID 270
Event type lecture
Track PHP
Language used for presentation en

PHP 5.3

The State of the Art

PHP 5.3 introduces a multitude of new language features, most notably namespaces and late static binding, new extensions such as phar, as well as numerous other improvements. Even so, this power-packed release boasts better performance than older PHP releases.

During this session, the PHP 5.3 Release Master will begin by introducing you to these improvements, and elaborate on how you can use them to write smarter and cleaner code, improve maintainability, and all in all make the most out of your programming language of choice. The feature list includes

* Namespaces
* Late Static Binding
* Dynamic Static calls
* A new garbage collector detecting circular references
* Improved php.ini handling
* phar – PHP Archive Support
* and much more