PHP 5.4 New Features

with Drew Falkman
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PHP 5.4 New Features
Video duration: 0s 1h 1m Intermediate


In this course, author Drew Falkman shows how to install the latest version of PHP, the popular web application server, and reviews the performance enhancements and language improvements in the 5.4 release, including short array syntax, function arrays, and support for the $this reference to current objects in closures. The course also introduces traits, the mechanism for code reuse in single inheritance languages such as PHP.

Topics include:
  • Installing PHP 5.4 on Mac and Windows
  • Using the built-in web server
  • Monitoring upload progress
  • Using the high-precision timer
  • Using class member access on instantiation
  • Introducing horizontal reuse
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Drew Falkman. In this course, we're gonna go over some of the new features that have been added in the latest release of PHP 5.4. PHP 5.4 includes numerous enhancements to save memory usage and increase the speed and power with which it delivers your application. Additionally, it provides a host of more advanced features, a built-in web server, improvements to arrays, a host of new functions and syntax upgrades, and the addition of Traits, a powerful object-orient reuse mechanism that allows you to create special classes that can share their functionality with other classes without having to extend them.

I'm excited to introduce you to these new advancements on what was already a great programming environment. So let's gets started.

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