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Composer Security Hardening

Composer Security Hardening

Security precautions Composer already has, and what you can do to improve them further.
Laravel Release Cycle Changes from 2021

Laravel Release Cycle Changes from 2021

Laravel to change its six-month release cycle to once a year.
PHP Curl Security Hardening

PHP Curl Security Hardening

A detailed guide to harden security when using Curl with PHP.
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.
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