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254. How your PHP Programming Style Can Hurt Your Code Performance - Lately in PHP podcast episode 54

Posted on: 2014-12-15

The recent article of Anthony Ferrara explaining how disabling garbage collection improved the performance of Composer exposed how certain programming styles can hurt PHP code performance. That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Cesar Rodas in the episode 54 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discussed proposed features for PHP 7 like built-in annotation support, Unicode character escaping, the removal of PHP 4 constructor style, among other related topics.

Now listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript to learn about the details of these interesting PHP discussions.


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251. PHP 7 Release Date Settled - Lately in PHP podcast episode 53

Posted on: 2014-11-18

Now that the main features of PHP 7 are practically decided, the PHP 7.0 release date is also being settled for late 2015. This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins on the episode 53 of the Lately in PHP podcast episode.

They also discussed the proposals to provide better Unicode support in PHP 7, as well the plans to remove deprecated features and the proposal to remove the function keywords from class declarations.

They also commented on a new article about accessing OAuth based APIs without user interaction.

Finally they talked about a new PHP and JavaScript best package recommendation system.

Now listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript text to learn more details about these interesting PHP topics.


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246. PHP 5.7 New Features - Lately in PHP podcast episode 51

Posted on: 2014-09-22

Now that PHP 5.6 was finally released, PHP 5.7 is already being planned as a release to happen before PHP 7.

The new features planned for PHP 5.7 was one of the main topics covered by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 51 of the Lately in PHP podcast. They also did an extensive review the new features of PHP 5.6.

Now listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript to learn more about these PHP release features.


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244. The False Decline of PHP - Lately in PHP podcast episode 50

Posted on: 2014-08-25

It seems the popularity of PHP continues to upset people that do not sympathize with the language for some reason. The release of yet another article claiming the PHP decline was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 50 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discussed the latest decisions about the features being planned for PHP 7, the last release of PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 going into security releases mode, and the (Facebook) PHP language specification effort.

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243. The Future of PHP 7 Is Bright - Lately in PHP podcast episode 49

Posted on: 2014-08-07

With the plans to bring the PHPNG performance improvements, the future PHP 7 is bright. That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and CÚsar Rodas in the episode 49 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talked about the discussions of Node.js developers moving on to the Go language and the parallel of PHP developers moving to the Facebook Hack language, the proposals to drop PEAR for Pickle as PHP extension installer and several other PHP proposals, and the latest and future improvements of the PHP Classes site user interface features.

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242. PHP 7 Features and Release Date

Posted on: 2014-08-04

So it is settled, after a lot of discussion, the voting process to choose the name for the next major PHP version just ended. The winning proposal is to call PHP 7 the next major version after PHP 5.x.

Read this article to understand the proposals and what to expect for the future of PHP 7 in terms of features and possible release date.


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241. PHP Core Developers versus Facebook: Round 3 - The PHP Specification

Posted on: 2014-07-25

Recently Facebook developers played on another episode of a saga that seems to antagonize Facebook and PHP Core developers.

This time they announced an initiative to create a formal specification document for the PHP language.

Read this article to learn more about this and previous episodes of this saga, and what this may mean for the PHP future.


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239. To TDD or Not TDD? - Lately in PHP podcast episode 48

Posted on: 2014-06-27

Lately the debate about whether you should use TDD or not in all software projects all the time has been very intense. That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 48 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talked about the upcoming end of life release of PHP 5.3, getting information of parameter type hinting with reflection, using object methods on native data types, security problems of OAuth implementations, and the built-in support of Composer to access password protected repositories.

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237. 7 Reasons Why TDD Failed to become Mainstream

Posted on: 2014-06-11

Recently the creator of Ruby On Rails declared that TDD (Test Driven Development) is dead.

Despite he used to be a supporter of TDD as the right way to do software development, he finally decided to announce that he really does not agree that TDD is really the right way.

Read this article to learn more about what happened and what does this mean for developers that support TDD or not.


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235. PHP is the Best Competitor of PHP - Lately in PHP podcast episode 47

Posted on: 2014-05-23

PHP developments gained new life thanks mostly to Facebook Hack language and Zend reaction with PHPNG. Since Facebook Hack is mostly a fork of PHP, it seems PHP is the main competitor of PHP.

These developments were one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Michael Kimsal in the episode 47 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discussed new proposals for the next PHP versions like negative string offsets, offsets to Reset() and End(), a mail handling interface similar to session handlers, error handling in PHP.next, and return type hinting declarations.

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