PHP 7 is (almost) here. OMG! PANIC!

If all goes well, PHP 7 will be released late this year. Given that PHP 5.6 will be completely end of lifed under two years later, there’s going to be a relatively narrow window for migrating from PHP 5 to PHP 7.

This migration will likely include dealing with backward compatibility breaks, but don’t panic! By knowing what the breaks are and how to deal with them, you can make an informed decision on whether to migrate to PHP 7 with a clean break, or by moving your code base to one that can run on both PHP 5 and 7.

In this talk, I’ll discuss what those changes are, and the best strategies for evaluating existing code and moving forward to stay with supported versions of PHP (and to get those great performance enhancements in PHP 7!).

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Experience level


Drupal Version

Drupal 9

Session Time Slot(s)

09/24/2015 - 13:00-09/24/2015 - 14:00
116: Pantheon