2016 January 06 22:02
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December was a busy month in PHP. A major update to PHP was released, PHP-FIG approved a new PSR, major CMSes had major releases and/or were patched, and frameworks had major, minor, and patch releases.
PHP 7.0 was released on 3 December and was patched to 7.0.1 two weeks later. PHP 7 includes many new improvements, including:
See PHP 7 New Features for more information.
PSR-6 ensures a common interface for caching support in PHP, for those libraries and frameworks that utilize it.
On 8 December, this passed amidst controversy.
See PSR-6 for more information.
On 8 December, the new version of WordPress, <abbr title "also known as">aka "Clifford", was released.
Some of its new features:
Ability to embed posts from:
WordPress 4.4 requires PHP 5.2.4+, although PHP 5.6+ is recommended.
See: WordPress 4.4 announcement for more information.
Drupal 8 was released on 19 November and the first patch was released on 2 December.
New features of Drupal 8 include:
Built with modern PHP practices & Libraries:
Drupal 8 requires PHP 5.5.9+.
See Drupal 8 for more information.
Slim 3.0 was released on 7 December.
New features of Slim 3.0 include:
Slim 3.0 requires PHP 5.5+
Symfony 3.0 was released on 30 November and was patched to 3.0.1 on 26 December.
New features of Symfony 3 include:
Symfony 3 requires PHP 5.5.9+
Laravel 5.2 was released on 21 December.
New features of Laravel 5.2 include:
Requires PHP 5.5.9+
See: Homestead 5.2
Sunshine PHP Feb 4-6: Miami, FL
Midwest PHP Mar 4-5: Minneapolis, MN
Lone Star PHP Apr 7-9: Dallas, TX
php[tek] May 23-27: St Louis, MO
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