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How to seamlessly upgrade your business to PHP 8 - ebook

How to Seamlessly Upgrade Your Business to PHP 8

How to Seamlessly Upgrade Your Business to PHP 8

About this ebook

Everything you need to know about Upgrading Your Business’s PHP is contained within this ebook. It was written for anyone to read, from long-time PHP developers to non-technical professionals who need to understand the PHP upgrade processes and make informed business decisions.

After reading it, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand every reason to upgrade, from security to faster feature delivery
  • Evaluate the business risks of upgrading (and not upgrading)
  • Decide whether PHP 7 or PHP 8 is right for your business
  • Convince your boss or stakeholders to upgrade PHP
  • Prepare your codebase and website to handle a PHP upgrade

...and much more!

What Will I Learn From This Guide?

Making the leap to a new major version of PHP can be a painless process if you know what to expect and prepare yourself to make the upgrade go as smoothly as possible. Making the leap to a new major version of PHP can be a painless process if you know what to expect and prepare yourself to make the upgrade go as smoothly as possible. Our experts have done countless PHP migrations for clients, and we decided that it’s time to share all of our combined knowledge with you.

A Brief History of PHP

Learn how this powerful open-source technology evolved, and why it has been so important to upgrade to the latest PHP version historically.


PHP Business Plan

Understand the business reasoning behind PHP upgrades, and identify which ones will impact you in the short and long term.

Making Your Case

Get tips on how to convince your boss or other colleagues to upgrade with cost-benefit analyses and strategies for mitigating risk.

Zero-Downtime Deployment

Discover the right preparation steps and application tests that can lead to a smooth upgrade without any downtimes or errors.

Choose The Right Upgrade

Know which version is right for your business at the moment, and understand the benefits (and tradeoffs) that come with 7.x and 8.x.

Ready To Upgrade

Once you have all your ducks in a row, it’s finally time to upgrade versions and utilize all the preparation steps to check your code.

eBook PHP - A brief history of PHP Popularity

A Brief History of PHP Popularity

  • The benefits of open source
  • History of major PHP releases
  • How many businesses use PHP?
eBook PHP - Why you need to upgrade to PHP 8

Why You Need to Upgrade to PHP 8

  • Modern security issues
  • Ease of development
  • Cost-and-time savings
  • Prepare cost-benefit analysis
  • Gather current statistics
  • Mitigate risk factors
eBook PHP - The upgrade process

The Upgrade Process

  • I have PHP 5.x. What's next?
  • Choosing Migration to PHP 7.x
  • How Migrating to PHP 7.x w Works?
  • Choosing Migration to PHP 8.x
  • How Migrating to PHP 8.x Works?
eBook PHP - ready to upgrade?

Ready to Upgrade?

  • Key benefits of upgrading to PHP
  • Useful links

For Who?

CEOs

CTOs

Tech Leads

Product Owners

Project Managers

PHP Developers

Chief Technology Officer
Jerzy Zawadzki CTO

Jerzy Zawadzki

I align technology with our clients’ needs, develop our Technological Pillars, and support clients on the strategy-technology front. You might see me on our social media profiles—commenting on tech trends and sharing my knowledge.

Laravel Full Stack Developer
Paweł Spychalski Laravel Full Stack Developer Polcode

Paweł Spychalski

My tech stack is diverse and I’m confident using not only my favorite PHP, but also other technologies. I’m open, creative, talkative, and work well under 100% remote conditions. I believe communication is just as important to a project's success, as well as soft skills like problem-solving, decisiveness, empathy, and willingness to learn (or teach!).

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