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What's New in Composer 2.4

What's New in Composer 2.4

Composer 2.4 brings new `bump` and `audit` commands, shell completion support for commands and package names, automatic suggestions to install packages as `--dev` where appropriate, and several more new features and improvements.
Serverless PHP Applications on Digital Ocean Functions

Serverless PHP Applications on Digital Ocean Functions

How to run PHP applications on Digital Oceans Functions.
New `composer audit` Command and security audits in Composer 2.4

New `composer audit` Command and security audits in Composer 2.4

Composer 2.4 brings a new `audit` command that lists reported security issues, and automatic warnings when installing a package with known vulnerabilities.

PHP News

Longhorn PHP 2022 CFP Open

Longhorn PHP, one of the biggest PHP conferences in Texas, is now accepting talks for Longhorn PHP 2022, scheduled for November 3-5 in Austin, Texas.

Drupal 7.91, 9.3.19, and 9.4.3 released with several critical security fixes

Drupal 7.91, 9.3.19, and 9.4.3 versions are released with security fixes for information disclosure, code execution, cross-site scripting, and access bypass vulnerabilities.

PHP 8.2 Feature-Freeze reached

PHP 8.2 reached its feature-freeze on July 19, meaning there will be no more new features and significant changes made to the PHP 8.2 branch.

PHP Versions and Changes

Release Date2022-11-24
Version StatusUpcoming Release

The development of PHP 8.2 started after PHP 8.1 reached its feature-freeze. It is scheduled to be released towards the end of year 2022.

Release Date2021-11-25
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

PHP 8.1 is the latest major PHP version. It brings major new features such as Enums, Fibers, never return type, Intersection Types, readonly properties, and more, while ironing out some of its undesired legacy features by deprecating them.

Release Date2020-11-26
Version StatusSupported

PHP 8.0, on the 25th year of PHP history, brings several important features such as Union Types, JIT, Constructor Property Promotion, Match Syntax, Named Parameters, and several more performance, syntax, and quality-of-life improvements.

Release Date2019-11-28
Version StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

PHP 7.4, the final release in the PHP 7.x series. PHP 7.4 brings typed properties, underscore numeric separator, and other minor improvements to PHP.

Release Date2018-12-06
Version StatusUnsupported

Heredoc/nowdoc syntax improvements and a bunch of legacy code deprecations.

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