Cool Things in Php 5

Joshua Eichorn

PEAR Vice President

A little History

More History at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Php http://us2.php.net/history http://museum.php.net/

I don't care about support

Lots of reasons to upgrade

Better OO

http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/1714#Heading3

Better XML

http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/688 http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2004/01/15/simplexml.html

Better Webservices

http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/689

Better Database Libraries

http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/760 http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/686 http://sitepoint.com/blog-post-view.php?id=282428

Userland code that acts like core constructs

http://www.sitepoint.com/article/php5-standard-library http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2005/06/16/overloading.html

Faster

http://ilia.ws/files/phpworks_php52.pdf

So Upgrade