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GitAttributes for PHP Composer Projects

GitAttributes for PHP Composer Projects

How to use a `.gitattributes` file to reduce the package size of Composer packages.
Performance Impact of PHP Exceptions

Performance Impact of PHP Exceptions

A benchmark on the performance cost of throwing and handling PHP exceptions
Private Composer Repositories with GitLab

Private Composer Repositories with GitLab

How to create a private Composer repository with GitLab Package Registry.

PHP Versions and Changes

Release Date2020-12-03
Version StatusFuture Release

The future major PHP version with Union Types, JIT, and other improvements in a leaner package while it drops a lot of deprecated functionality.

Release Date2019-11-28
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

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

Release Date2018-12-06
Version StatusSupported

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

Release Date2017-11-30
Version StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

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

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