Friday, 1 February 2019

PHP 7 New Features

PHP 7 New Features

Question: What are main features of PHP 7?
  1. Lower Memory Consumption
  2. Improved performance as now using Zend Engine 3.0
  3. Consistent 64-bit support
  4. Scalar type declarations
  5. Return type declarations
  6. define() updates: Now you can add array.
  7. unserialize updates: Provide better security when unserializing objects on untrusted data
  8. Anonymous classes can be created
  9. Null coalescing operator (??) have been added
    Namespaces declaration like use some\namespace\{ClassA, ClassB, ClassC as C};
  10. Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions
  11. Secure random number generator
  12. session_start will accept an array.
  13. Spaceship operator
  14. list() function updates



Question: What is null coalescing operator?
null coalescing operator (??) has been introduced in PHP7.
$username = $_GET['username'] ?? $_POST['username'] ?? 'not passed';
print($username);



Question: What are Scalar type declarations?
Scalar type declarations has two type of options.
  1. coercive - coercive is default mode and need not to be specified.
  2. strict - strict mode has to explicitly hinted.



Question: What is Namespaces?
Namespaces are a way of encapsulating items. we can use two more different classes into one Namespaces.


Question: What is purpose of Namespaces?
1) To fixed the name collisions between your code and internal PHP classes/functions/constants or third-party classes/functions/constants.
2) Ability to shorten for Extra_Long_Names, improving readability of source code.



Question: Explain about Namespaces in PHP7?
  1. Namespace must be the first statement in the PHP Script.
  2. We can define Sub-Namespace also
  3. Defining multiple namespaces in same file with/without using bracketed syntax (Multiple declaration is not Recommended)
  4. We can access the Global method of namespaces using \
    namespace A\B\C;
            function strlen($string){
                return \strlen($string).'--arun';
            }
        echo strlen('imarun');
  5. we can use __NAMESPACE__ for getting the current namespace name
  6. We can use Alias for namespace as below
    use mynamespace\car as mycar;
  7. import multiple namespaces in single line
    use some\namespace\{ClassA, ClassB, ClassC as C};
            use function some\namespace\{fn_a, fn_b, fn_c};
            use const some\namespace\{ConstA, ConstB, ConstC};  
  8. Using namespaces: fallback to global function/constant
    a) An unqualified class name resolve to current namespace
    b) An unqualified function name resolve to current namespace
    c) An unqualified constant name resolve to Global namespace