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PHP articles and tutorials ranging from new language features to using interesting packages.

Using Anonymous Classes in PHP

As of PHP 7, you can now create quick throwaway objects for use within your projects. This can be especially useful for your automated tests, for instance, with allowing you to create quick implementations of your interfaces.

Nov 12, 2016

Symmetric Array Destructuring in PHP

As of PHP 7.1, you can now use the shorthand array syntax to destructure your arrays for assignment. Previously you would have had to use a function like list, but now you can use the simple new array shorthand syntax.

Nov 11, 2016

SOLID Principles in PHP

The 5 basic principles for Object-Oriented Design, SOLID, were first created in an effort to improve maintainability in our code bases. SOLID is a mnemonic acronym that stands for each of the following principles: Single Responsibility, Open-Closed, Liskov Substitution, Interface Segregation, and Dependency Inversion.

Nov 09, 2016

Void Return Types in PHP

As of PHP 7.1, we can now use void return types within our methods. This is useful for cases where you have methods that are just setting or processing data without the need of returning any values.

Nov 07, 2016

PHP Null Coalescing Operator

One of my new favorite additions to PHP 7, is the Null Coalesce Operator. It cleans up your code by removing a tedious step of checking if some value is isset() and not NULL and returning it or if not setting a default.

Nov 04, 2016

PHP Spaceship Operator

One of the new features to hit PHP 7 is the Spaceship Operator. This new trick helps improve the way you’d compare 2 expressions. In short, the comparison returns 1 of 3 values (-1, 0, or 1) depending on the result of the comparison.

Nov 03, 2016

Scalar Type Hints in PHP

Starting with PHP 7.0, it’s now possible to declare scalar type hints for your method arguments. Previously, we we’re able to use array and callable, but now with PHP 7+, we have much more control.

Nov 01, 2016