PHP 7.0.0 Released

Date 2016/12/9 7:46:08 | Topic: Product News

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0. This release marks the start of the new major PHP 7 series. The release being introduced is an outcome of the almost two years development journey. It is a very special accomplishment of the core team. And, it is a result of incredible efforts of many active community members. Indeed, it is not just a final release being brought out today, it is the rise of a new PHP generation with an enormous potential.
PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as
* Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
* Significantly reduced memory usage
* Abstract Syntax Tree
* Consistent 64-bit support
* Improved Exception hierarchy
* Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions
* Secure random number generator
* Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
* The null coalescing operator (??)
* Return and Scalar Type Declarations
* Anonymous Classes
* Zero cost asserts

For more information, visit http://php.net/releases/7_0_0.php





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