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State of Drupal 7: Lasting over a decade

State of Drupal 7: Lasting over a decade

Drupal 7, released early 2011, will receive bug fix and security fixes until end of 2022. This makes Drupal 7 one of the longest supported PHP projects in history.
PHP 7.3 is now security-fixes only

PHP 7.3 is now security-fixes only

PHP 7.3.26 will be the last bug-fix release, and will only receive security fixes for one year.
PHP JIT in Depth

PHP JIT in Depth

A detailed guide on optimal JIT configuration, benchmarks, and how JIT works in detail.
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.
Xdebug 2 vs Xdebug 3 Performance Comparison

Xdebug 2 vs Xdebug 3 Performance Comparison

A performance comparison between Xdebug 2 and the upcoming version 3.
Opting out of Named Parameters in PHP 8.0

Opting out of Named Parameters in PHP 8.0

A new `@no-named-arguments` DocBlock attribute to opt-out of named parameters.
PHP 8 Weak Maps and Practical Use Cases

PHP 8 Weak Maps and Practical Use Cases

A guide to use effectively use the WeakMaps feature in PHP 8.0.
How to install/update PHP 8.0 (Debian/Ubuntu)

How to install/update PHP 8.0 (Debian/Ubuntu)

A guide to install or update to PHP 8.0 on Debian and Ubuntu
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