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PHP 8.1 Is Released!

PHP 8.1 Is Released!

Over 120 people helped shape PHP 8.1! Here are some posters to celebrate our loud!
Modern PHP data Encryption/Decryption with Sodium extension

Modern PHP data Encryption/Decryption with Sodium extension

An in-depth guide on public-key and secret-key cryptography with Sodium extension in PHP.
Compressed HTTP Requests with Curl and PHP

Compressed HTTP Requests with Curl and PHP

How to make fast and efficient HTTP(S) requests via Curl using transfer encodings such as gzip, zstd, Brotli, and deflate.
How to compile PHP from source on Fedora/RHEL/etc

How to compile PHP from source on Fedora/RHEL/etc

A comprehensive guide on how to compile PHP from source on Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, etc. operating systems.
Phive: Secure, Easy, and Contained Phar Manager

Phive: Secure, Easy, and Contained Phar Manager

Phive is a PHP tool to easily install, validate, and update Phar archives in a PHP application.
Directory Uploads in PHP 8.1

Directory Uploads in PHP 8.1

With PHP 8.1, it is possible to upload an entire folder from the browser using the `webkitdirectory` attribute.
Writing better Regular Expressions in PHP

Writing better Regular Expressions in PHP

How to write more readable, self-explanatory, and effective regular expressions in PHP.
PHP's new convention on using namespaces for extensions

PHP's new convention on using namespaces for extensions

A recent RFC passed in favor of using a namespace for PHP extensions.
How to compile PHP from source on Debian/Ubuntu - Beginner's guide

How to compile PHP from source on Debian/Ubuntu - Beginner's guide

Beginner's guide to compile PHP from the source, on Ubuntu/Debian with up to date instructions for PHP 8 and up.
Function Inlining in Zend Engine

Function Inlining in Zend Engine

A list of special PHP functions that Zend Engine can inline and optimize.
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