Shameer C has a new post to his site sharing some of the things you can look forward to in PHP 7.1, the next larger release of the PHP language. In it he details his "top eight" changes and updates he thinks you'll need to know about.
PHP 7.1, the new minor version of PHP will be released on December 1st, with a number of new features, changes, and bug fixes. While we wait for it's release, let's look at some of the awesome features in PHP 7.1.
His list includes updates like:
- Iterable pseudo type
- Square bracket syntax for list()
- Class constant visibility
- Void functions
He provides code examples for each of the items on his list and, as a bonus, provides a bit of information about using a Docker container for testing out PHP 7.1 without messing up your local install.