On the NetTuts.com site there's a new article posted talking about some of the new stuff that comes bundled in PHP 5.6 (the first stable version of which was released at the end of August 2014).
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a new version of PHP. With it comes a some nice, new features, improvements to existing features, as well as features that have been removed or marked as deprecated. Let's dive in and take a look at everything that's offered by the latest version.
There's several items on the list, broken up into various sections, each with brief explanations:
- Backward Incompatible Changes (ex: json_decode, mcrypt)
- New Features (including constant scalar expressions, argument unpacking, phpdbg)
- Deprecated Features (call to static from non-static context, removal of HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA)