What is the Scope of PHP developers given the current release of PHP8?

From startups to mid-sized web development companies to giant IT hubs, the IT sector is booming and web development is seen as a hot career prospect presently. In context viz a viz PHP, the scope of PHP is increasing, with almost every MNc in India hiring experienced PHP developers every year. As a PHP Developer, getting hands-on expertise of Zend, Symphony, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, compatibility, handling Web services, Linux Scripting, handling databases, and enterprise applications are of paramount importance. PHP as a web development language is quite popular and especially with the release of the new PHP8 version which promises many new features and optimisation which include named arguments, union types, attributes, constructor property promotion, match expression, null safe operator, JIt, improvement in the type system, debugging, and many more which makes it an ideal choice of web development.

 

Along with PHP8 use in web development, PHP8 can be put into multiple uses as well like:

 

  • Blogging

Web Content Management Systems

eCommerce Applications

GUI-Based Applications

Create Flash

Image Processing and Graphic Design

Data Representation


PHP is in ever-increasing demand amongst some of the largest tech leaders in the global economy, including Facebook, Wikipedia, Tumblr, Slack, MailChimp, Etsy, WordPress.Some of the Advantages of PHP, and in particular PHP8 include that it is a  cross-platform application, running on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and multiple other supported operating systems. Almost all modern servers (e.g. Apache, IIS, etc.) are compatible with PHP8. Since it is open-source it is free to download.

 

Further PHP8 supports object-oriented programming, dynamic typing, and functional programming, which promises new possibilities for web developers. The new asynchronous design and JIT compiler in PHP 8 makes it much faster than PHP 7allowing to build asynchronous applications in PHP 8