PHP Digest number 138 (August 20 - September 2, 2018)

    Fresh selection with links to news and materials. At issue: the latest beta version of PHP 7.3, Laravel Nova, a site with ideas for the next versions of PHP, news about Yii 3, a portion of useful tools, videos, and much more. Enjoy reading!

    News and Releases

    • PHP 7.3.0 Beta 3 - Last beta in the loop. The next release will be RC 1, which is expected on September 13th .
      • Changes include:
        • Heredoc and Nowdoc improvements to the RFC syntax
        • json_encode () and json_decode () will throw an exception in case of an error and the corresponding RFC flag
        • Ability to use a comma after the last argument of the RFC function
        • hrtime () returns a high time accuracy and does not depend on the system time of PR
        • Added is_countable () function to check for enumerability RFC
        • Using links in list () RFC
        • Some features are deprecated RFC 1 , RFC 2
        • in working with cookies function adds support for Site Cookie Same | RFC
        • Significant improvements in PR garbage collection
        and other improvements. Full list of changes .
        You can read more about the changes in a detailed analysis of what's new in PHP 7.3 or quickly look at diffs .
    • Remote code execution on - Vulnerability that could allow the execution of code on the Packagist PHP repository server by transferring a specially crafted string instead of a URL to the form for adding a new package. Already fixed .
    • Highload fwdays'18 - September 15 in Kiev will host a large-scale conference on highload. There are no reports directly about PHP, but the program has interesting presentations on scaling, architecture, and optimization. Promo code for discount: PHPDIGEST_HL .
    • - What would you like to see in the next version of PHP? On the site, you can add an idea or discuss and vote for already added.


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