On the PHPClasses.org site Manuel Lemos has posted the latest episode of the "Lately in PHP" podcast series. This episode, number 36, talks about the upcoming release of PHP 5.5 and looks forward to 5.6.
The PHP 5.5.0 final release is about to happen. After about 16 months of development PHP 5.5 is bringing even more maturity to the PHP language, which by Google numbers is present in 75% of the Web sites. [...] hey also discussed some new features proposed for PHP 5.6 like incremental decoding of large JSON data streams and overloading arithmetic operators for arbitrary precision math. They also debated the meaning of Google finally adding support to PHP in their cloud hosting platform Google AppEngine. Also in this episode it was discussed an article about good practices to quickly detect and fix PHP code bugs that only show up in production environments.