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PHP 7.0.0 Released
Dec 03, 2015 @ 14:23:09

In a major announcement to the PHP.net site, the long awaited stable version of the next major released of PHP has finally come: PHP 7.0.0 has been released!

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.

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

As always you can download this latest released from the main downloads page or from windows.php.net for the Windows binaries. They've also posted a migration guide to help you move your current application up to this latest version.

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Link: http://php.net/archive/2015.php#id2015-12-03-1