This pocket reference has been updated with the new PHP 8 release. It is a condensed, code-rich scripting and syntax handbook for the PHP scripting language. You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn-out history lessons or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a web scripting language reference that is concise, to the point, and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any PHP programmer or web developer. In it, you will find a concise reference to the PHP 8 scripting language syntax. It includes short, simple, and focused code examples; a well-laid-out table of contents; and a comprehensive index allowing easy review.
PHP 8 Quick Scripting Reference presents the essentials of PHP in a well-organized format, including new features in PHP 8 such as the just in time (JIT) compiler, union types, nullsafe operator, null coalescing assignment operator, match expressions, named arguments, throw expressions, static return type, non-capturing catches, reclassified engine warnings and constructor property promotion.
What You Will Learn
Discover what is new in PHP 8 and how to get started with it
Work with variables, operators, strings, arrays, conditionals, loops, and other constructs
Group and reuse code with functions, methods, and namespaces
Use object-oriented features such as classes, inheritance, abstract classes, and interfaces
Import files and retrieve user data
Make use of type declarations and type conversions
Test variables, create references, and use overloading methods
Store user data with cookies and sessions
Deal with errors through error handling, exception handling, and assertions
Who This Book Is For
Experienced PHP programmers and web developers who may be new to PHP.