Thursday 12 September 2019

New PHP 7 Feature List

New PHP 7 Feature List

Question: Why we should use PHP 7 as compare to PHP5?
  1. Improved performance. Its twice as fast as compare to PHP 5.
  2. Lower Memory Consumption.
  3. Scalar type declarations.
  4. Return and Scalar Type Declarations.
  5. Consistent 64-bit support
  6. Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions
  7. Secure random number generator.
  8. Various old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions are removed from the latest version
  9. NULL coalescing operator removed
  10. Anonymous Classes Added.
  11. Zero cost asserts
  12. Use of  new Zend Engine 3.0

Question: What is PHPNG?
PHPNG branch has been merged into master and has been used as the base for PHP 7.0.
PHPNG target is improve the performance and memory usage efficiency of PHP.

Question: What is a PHP parser?
PHP parser is a software which understand your coding and convert to computer language So that it can be executed & gives a output in HTML.

Question: What is a Scalar type declarations?
Allowing/prohibited datatype declaration in functions know for Scalar type declarations.
There are two options in Scalar type declarations
1) Coercive Mode (default)
2) Strict Mode
function sum(int ...$ints) {
      return array_sum($ints);
   print(sum(2, '20', 4.2)); //26.2

Question: How to use return type declarations?
 function returnIntValue(int $value): int {
      return $value;

Question: What is spaceship operator?
It is Operator which is used to compare two expressions.
It return -1, 0 or 1.
print( 1 <=> 1); //0
print( 1 <=> 2); //-1
print( 2 <=> 1); //1

Question: Can define accept an array?
Yes, It can. For Example:
define('CLIENTS', [
    'client 1',
    'client 2',
    'client 3'

Question: What is use of Closure::call() in PHP7?
It is used to temporarily bind an object scope to a closure and invoke it.
For Example:
 class A {
      private $x = 1;
   $value = function() {
      return $this->x;
   print($value->call(new A));

Question: How to import import Classes using single use statement?
Before PHP 7
use com\mytestclass\ClassA;
use com\mytestclass\ClassB;
use com\mytestclass\ClassC as C;

In PHP 7
 use com\mytestclass\{ClassA, ClassB, ClassC as C};

Question: What are Deprecated features in PHP7?
Following are deprecated feature in PHP7.
  1. Old Style Constructure.
     class A {
          function A() {
  2. Static calls to non-static methods.
    class A {
          function b() {
  3. password_hash() salt

Question: What extension are removed ?
  1. ereg
  2. mssql
  3. mysql
  4. sybase_ct

Question: From where I can download PHP7?

Question: How to setup PHP7 with WampServer?

Question: What is Class Abstraction?
1. Classes defined as abstract may not be instantiated.
2. Class that contains at least one abstract method must also be abstract.
3. When inheriting from an abstract class, all methods marked abstract in the parent's class declaration must be defined by the child.
4. if the abstract method is defined as protected, the function implementation must be defined as either protected or public, but not private.

Question: Tell me something about Interface?
We use "interface" keyword to create class.
All methods declared in an interface must be public.
To implement an interface, the implements operator is used.
We can include multiple interface while implementing

Question: What are Traits? Give example
Traits are a mechanism for code reuse in single inheritance languages such as PHP.
We can't create instance of a traits

We can create Traits as below:-
    trait Hello {
        public function sayHello() {
            echo 'Hello ';

We can use multiple traits using comma like below
use Hello, World;
When two traits have same function, it would conflict but we can fix using insteadof like below
A::bigTalk insteadof B;
We can set the visibility of function using "as" like below
use HelloWorld { sayHello as protected; }

We can use one trait from another using "use"
we can also define abstract,static, data members, method

Question: What is Overloading?
Overloading in PHP provides means to dynamically create properties and methods.
These dynamic entities are processed via magic methods one can establish in a class for various action types.