PHP 7 is officially out – and just in time also. Facebook’s HHVM project has been taking off, and luckily all current benchmarks for PHP 7 show it to be on-par with the speed of HHVM – something PHP developers have yearned for. If you still haven’t updated you’re code to support PHP 7, now would be the time fellas. Luckily PHP already deprecated most of the legacy functions and applications in previous releases – so there won’t really be much work required to migrate you’re applications.
There are however some awesome new features you’ll be able to take advantage of; such as the spaceship operator, anonymous classes, and new session control options. A full list of new features is available here.
Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.