Anna Ghandevosyan

Anna Ghandevosyan

Anna is a software engineer at 10Web. While her cat Thor stares suspiciously at the screen, Anna spends her days programming to find optimal architectural solutions and solve difficult tasks.
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What’s New in PHP 7.4 (Features, Deprecations, Updates)

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About the PHP 7.4 release PHP 7.4 was released on November 28, 2019 for General Availability. With this PHP release you can expect a noticeable performance increase. However, although PHP 7.4 improves performance and code readability, you can expect a true boost from PHP 8, as a JIT inclusion has already been approved for that version.By the way if you want to check how your current website is doing on performance here are the top metrics you can use. But back to PHP 7.4! Some of the key features of this new version are syntactic improvements, FFI (foreign function interface), engine changes, class preloading, and much more. Here’s what we’ll cover in this article: Spread Operator in Array Expression Support for Arrow Functions Support for coalescing assign (??=) operator Support of typed properties Covariant Returns and Contravariant Parameters Support for WeakReferences Preloading Deprecations PHP 7.4 for WordPress users Now let’s…

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