Category: php extensions

There’s a Gender Extension for PHP

Unlike in our “mainstream” paid course about exploring PHP, I like to explore the weird and forgotten areas of the language. Recently, I ventured into a section of the PHP manual which lists extensions that are used to help with Human Language and Character Encoding. I had never looked at them as a whole &...

Can We Have Static Types in PHP without PHP 7 or HHVM?

Now that PHP 7 has been out for a while with interesting features like error handling, null coalescing operator, scalar type declarations, etc., we often hear the people still stuck with PHP 5 saying it has a weak typing system, and that things quickly become unpredictable. [author_more] Even though this is partially...