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May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Deploying PHP 7

11:55am–12:35pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
The New Stuff
Location: Ballroom C Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have general experience with PHP.


PHP 7 is here and it brings drastic performance improvements along with new features. Rasmus Lerdorf explains how PHP 7 is likely to impact your application and how to identify potential BC breaks. Now would be a good time to revisit your deploy strategy to make sure it’s safe, efficient, and atomic and makes use of the latest features of PHP 7.

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Rasmus Lerdorf


Rasmus Lerdorf is an engineer at Etsy, known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995. Rasmus was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo for seven years and has contributed to a number of open source projects over the years. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada, and has a systems design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. You can follow him on Twitter at @rasmus.