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Typed PHP: Stronger Types For Cleaner Code by Christopher Pitt

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© Christopher Pitt 2016

Christopher Pitt, Typed PHP, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2114-3_3

3. Extensions

Christopher Pitt

(1)Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

So far we’ve looked at a few problems with the current core functions, and potential solutions to them, using ordinary PHP code. These could go a long way to improving our quality of life, but we’re not done yet.

Let’s look at what we can achieve when we combine our ordinary PHP code with extraordinary C extensions. We’ll learn how to set up the perfect environment for these extensions to be installed into, and how to tap in to the enhanced functionality they provide.

Vagrant + Phansible

Many of the libraries we will be working with need a bit of special installation. Instead of discussing each operating ...

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