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PHP DIGEST #5: NEWS & TOOLS (AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2017)

PHP DIGEST #5- NEWS & TOOLS (AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2017)

The recent issue includes several long-awaited releases and updates, lots of tutorials and learning materials. Botman 2.0.0, PHP 7.2.0 RC 1, Laravel 5.5 LTS, Lumen 5.5, Behat 3.4.0, and more. Enjoy!

news

News & Releases

  • PHP 7.2.0 RC 1The cycle of PHP 7.2. Release Candidates has started. At least 6 issues are expected for stabilization.
  • PHP 7.0.23, PHP 7.1.9
  • Laravel 5.5 LTS — Is now officially released!
  • Behat 3.4.0 — Popular BDD framework’s update.
  • NGINX Unit — An application server with PHP support was announced by the Nginx team.

 php

PHP Internals

  • RFC: Operator functions — For all the operators (no assignment operators), it is suggested to add the same functions, so that they can be used as arguments to higher-order functions.
  • Add Fiber (sackful coroutine) support — An interesting improvement of the PHP generators, which would simplify the asynchronous code. Not formalized as the formal RFC yet, but there is already a draft pull request.

tools

Tools

  • Botman 2.0.0 — The framework for creating chat bots. Out of the box supports: Slack, Telegram, Nexmo, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, WeChat. Tutorials Laravel + Botman: Telegram, FB Messenger, Slack.
  • nkkollaw/zubr A tool to fix inconsistencies in PHP’s core functions: consistent naming, arguments’ order, and more.
  • Prooph — An instrument to implement CQRS and Event Sourcing in PHP. Tutorial. What Event Sourcing is and why it’s cool.
  • parpalak/rose — Embedded search engine with Russian language support.
  • spatie/fractalisticOutput complex, flexible, AJAX/RESTful data structures.

Learning

Learning Materials

Symfony

  • Symfony Downloads Stats Were downloaded more than 1 billion times.
  • A week of Symfony #557 (28 August – 3 September 2017)
  • A week of Symfony #558 (4-10 September 2017)

Yii

  • yiisoft/yii2-debug 2.0.10
  • Interviewing Jeff Reifman  —  About Yii and more.
  • Alexander Makarov: Yii development notes #13

Laravel

  • Laravel Certification — The program certification has been announced.
  • Lumen 5.5 — The micro-framework by Laravel was updated.
  • bestmomo/nice-artisan — Web interface for Laravel Artisan.
  • JWT authentication for Lumen 5.4
  • Understanding Laravel Pipelines

Zend

  • Rapid Enterprise App Development with Zend Expressive
  • Rapid Development of Zend Expressive Modules

Async PHP

  • clue/php-ami-reactAn access to the Asterisk Manager Interface based on ReactPHP.
  • Resolving DNS Asynchronously With ReactPHP

CMS

  • The Month in WordPress: August 2017
  • Magento Tech Digest #2 (August 21 — September 3, 2017)
  • Using DIC the right way
  • Generating an Autoloader for a Legacy PHP Codebase
  • Upgrading existing password hashes

audio-video

Audio and Video

  • PHP Roundtable #066: Docker: Drinking the Kool-Aid
  • Videos from Laracon US 2017

interesting

Interesting

  • THT — A new language compiled to PHP. A mix of PHP and JavaScript.
  • How PHP Set the “Serverless” Stage 20 Years Ago.


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