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PHP 8.0 Thanks ❀

PHP 8.0 Thanks ❀

PHP 8.0.0 is released today πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽŠ. Thank you all of you for your amazing efforts ❀.
PHP's resource to object transformation

PHP's resource to object transformation

A summary of PHP's long-term progress in `resource` objects to class objects
PHP Hash Algorithm Benchmark

PHP Hash Algorithm Benchmark

Benchmarks the performance of hashing algorithms supported in PHP, including MurmurHash in PHP 8.1.

PHP Versions and Changes

Version StatusFuture Release

PHP 8.1 is in active-development, and is the target version for new features and improvements.

Release Date2020-11-26
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

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 StatusSupported

Latest and greatest PHP version with typed properties, short array syntax, and more.

Release Date2018-12-06
Version StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

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

Release Date2017-11-30
Version StatusNo Longer Supported

Argon2 password hashing support, class constant visibility, object type, and many more.

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