2015 has been an important year for PHP. Eleven years after its 5.0 release, a new major version is finally coming our way! PHP 7 is now available for download!
PHP 7 has many new language features and an impressive performance boost. It is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6!
Zend and Facebook claim PHP 7 is faster than HHVM, that means, our code gets faster.
Laravel 5.2 will support PHP 7!
PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
Significantly reduced memory usage
Abstract Syntax Tree
Consistent 64-bit support
Improved Exception hierarchy
Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions
Secure random number generator
Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
The null coalescing operator (??)
Return and Scalar Type Declarations
Zero cost asserts