Cryptography Advances in PHP 7.2
There were some pretty substantial cryptography advances in PHP 7.2. Most of these changes were made to make advanced cryptography easier to use. That’s a good thing for developers and end users alike. The addition of libsodium is a game changer. It makes synchronous and asynchronous cryptography a no-brainer and adds better hashing than we’ve ever had. Argon2i for passwords is pretty substantial as well. We’ll go over the changes and have some practical examples of each. Developers need to know about these advances and just how awesome they are.