Below, we explain how to install PHP 7. If you think it is a complex procedure, we have to disappoint you – installing PHP 7.0.0 is a piece of cake. Our guide is divided into several sections each of which describes PHP 7 installation depending on a specific platform. Additionally, you will find links to other Firebear’s materials about the latest version of the coding language in the end of the article. Continue Reading
PHP 7 has been finally released!!! You can download the source code here: php-7.0.0. We describe how to install PHP 7 here: Installing PHP 7.
Lack of a native Unicode support was one of the biggest PHP drawbacks. In 2005, developers decided to change this. The newly formed project was designed to provide a native Unicode support to PHP. To achieve this goal, developers decided to use the ICU library (International Components for Unicode). Another significant feature of the project was representing UTF-16 text strings. It was planned to release the project as version 6.0, but we can see only PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4, both without Unicode integration. As of 2015, there is an ongoing work on a new major version of PHP – PHP 7. The PHP 6 with its unicode experiment had never been released, so the name was abandoned.
Although the final stable version of PHP 7 is still under development, the community around the language has enough information to write the first books. Below, we will gather all interesting publications related to PHP 7. The blog post already includes 4 PHP 7 books, so don’t hesitate to spend some time on checking them.
Below, we match PHP 7 with its closest competitor HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine). The first one is a programming language created by Rasmus Lerdorf for web development and general purposes, the second one is a virtual machine created by Facebook developers for executing PHP applications. Today, HHVM outperforms all available PHP versions, but everything should be changed with the first stable release of PHP 7 and its further updates. Continue Reading
The PHP 7 release is just around the corner, so it is time to learn more about its new features and crucial improvements. Books always were among the most reliable sources of information on programming languages, but in case of the new PHP version they are still under development. Therefore, we recommend you to pay attention to the existing PHP 7 tutorials and tools. Continue Reading