Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a virtual PHP 5.5 development environment, part of PHP 5.5 First Look.
This course is on PHP 5.5, but finding a host or server stack that already has it …installed might be difficult, especially in the context that it took almost 4 …years from June 2009 to March 2013 for PHP 5.3 to surpass 5.2 as the most …installed version. Therefore, I'm going to install PHP 5.5 …on a local virtual server from up and running with Linux for PHP developers. …All that's needed is to complete the steps from Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. …Use of this environment is not required for this course, but it's good to know …that there's an option. If you're not interested, just skip …forward to Chapter 1. I'm going to be using Virtual Box 4.2.12 …from virtualbox.org and Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 long-term support 64-bit from ubuntu.com.…
To make it easy to install PHP 5.5, I'm going to use phpbrew, which quickly …compiles specific versions of PHP. phpbrew can be found at github.com. …I'm going to configure Apache to use PHP 5.5 as the default. …I'm going to go to a terminal, and then, SSH into my server environment, so for …
- Using generators to create simple iterators
- Dereferencing strings and arrays
- Enhancing security with the password hashing API
- Replacing APC with OPcache
- Normalizing Boolean and unpack() behavior
- Surveying the removed, incompatible, and deprecated functionality
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: How do I import the php55.sql file into MySQL?
<div>A: Copy the php55.sql file from the Exercise Files folder to somewhere you can access it at the command line. (In this course, that's the 'sandbox' folder.)</div> <div> </div> <div>Then type:<br /><div><span style="font-family: Courier;">mysql -user=sandbox -password=sandbox sandbox < php55.sql</span></div> <div> </div> <div>Be sure to substitute your MySQL username and password if necessary.</div> </div>