PHP 5.6, what's new?

When: 07-11-2014 19:00
Where: Crosspring (Dutch Innovation Factory), Bleiswijkseweg 37c Zoetermeer
Meetup link: Meetup link

Since PHP 5.3 there has been a tremendous pace increase in the evolution of the PHP language. And for every new release, you need to take care that your code does not use outdated functions and settings. On the other hand, looking at new features might give an oportunity to improve your code, in speed and clarity. So let's take a look at PHP 5.6!

• 19:00 - 19:20: Welcome with drinks & hot dogs

• 19:20 - 19:30: Intro by SweetlakePHP

• 19:30 - 20:30: PHP 5.6, what's new? By Damien Seguy

• 20:30 - 20:45: Break

• 20:45 - 21:30: Group discussion

• 21:30 - 21:45: Raffle, Announcements, Feedback

• 21:45 - ??:??: Networking and drinks

Talk: PHP 5.6, what's new? By Damien Seguy

PHP has a major version coming up, that require special attention when migrating. Beyond checking for compilation, the code must be reviewed to avoid pitfalls like obsoletes functions, new features, change in default parameters or behavior. We'll set up a checklist of such traps, and ways to find them in the code and be reading for PHP 5.6.

About: Damien Seguy

Damien Seguy has been contributing to PHP across three continents : translated documentation in France, secured applications in Canada and promoted Open Source in China. He provides pragmatic approach to code industrialisation and reviews. Most recently returning to Europe, he is CTO at exakat, automating PHP code audits with fast tools and cutting edge technology.


PHP Cookbook, 3rd Edition by David Sklar, Adam Trachtenberg
A copy of PHPArchitect magazine


Crosspring (location & drinks)
Future500 (hotdogs)
O'Reilly (book for the raffle)
PHPArchitect (copy of the magazine for the raffle)