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PHP.net:
PHP 7.1.20 & 5.6.37 Released
Jul 20, 2018 @ 10:18:49

On the main PHP.net site an announcement has been posted of the latest versions in the PHP 7.1.x and 5.6.x series: 7.1.20 and 5.6.37.

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.20 [and 5.6.37]. This is a security release. Several security bugs have been fixed in this release. All PHP 7.1 [and 5.6.37] users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Changes in these releases include updates to date/time handling, PHP-FPM, internationalization and PostgreSQL functionality. You can download this latest release either from the main PHP.net site (for source packages) or windows.php.net for the Windows binaries.

tagged: language release bugfix php71 php56

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2018-07-20-2

PHP.net:
PHP 7.3.0alpha4 Released
Jul 19, 2018 @ 12:49:13

The official PHP site has posted an announcement of the release of the latest alpha for the upcoming PHP 7.3.0 release: PHP 7.3.0 alpha 4.

The PHP team is glad to announce the release of the fourth PHP 7.3.0 version, PHP 7.3.0alpha4. The rough outline of the PHP 7.3 release cycle is specified in the PHP Wiki.

This is a development release and should not be used in production. Changes in this alpha release include updates to core functionality, updates to filtering, FPM handling, mbstring and zip archive functionality. You can check out the NEWS file for a complete list of updates.

To download this latest release to try with your codebase, you can download the source from the QA downloads or get the Windows binaries from the Windows QA site. The next planned release of PHP 7.3.0 is the first beta and is set to release on August 2nd, 2018.

tagged: language release alpha php73alpha4 php73

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2018-07-19-1

PHP.net:
PHP 7.3.0 alpha 3 Released
Jul 05, 2018 @ 11:26:10

On the main PHP.net site they've posted an announcement about the release of the latest alpha version of the next major PHP release: PHP 7.3.0 alpha 3.

The PHP team is glad to announce the release of the third PHP 7.3.0 version, PHP 7.3.0 Alpha 3. The rough outline of the PHP 7.3 release cycle is specified in the PHP Wiki.

[...] Please carefully test this version and report any issues found in the bug reporting system. [...] The next release would be Beta 1, planned for July 19th.

This latest release fixed bugs in a wide range of functionality all across the language including PostgreSQL handling, regular expressions, DOM parsing, the intl extension and OpenSSL. You can find complete details in the changes in the NEWS file for this latest release. As with other pre-stable releases, you can download this latest version for testing from the QA site for source packages or the Windows QA site for the Windows binaries.

tagged: language alpha release php73alpha3

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2018-07-05-1

php[architect]:
July 2018 Issue Release - Navigating State
Jul 03, 2018 @ 11:15:27

php[architect] magazine has posted the announcement about the release of their latest issue today - the July 2018 edition: Navigating State.

Articles in this issue include:

  • "State in the Stateless World" by Luka Mužini?. See how to model complicated workflows with existing PHP packages.
  • "Pro Parsing Techniques with PHP, Part Two: Fault Tolerance" by Michael Schrenk. See how to build error-resistant parsers.
  • "Making Use of Our Robot Overlords" by Brian Thompson shares how he automated his team’s deployment.
  • "MySQL Without The SQL—Oh My!" by Dave Stokes explains how to use MySQL as a JSON document store.

The usual columns have all returned with tips from the "dev trenches", security advice, community and contributions and if programmers are actually needed anymore. If you're interested in the content and want a small sample, check out the free article for this month (Dave Stokes' MySQL article). For more information about the article and to pick up a copy of your own, check out the php[architect] site

tagged: phparchitect magazine release july2018 navigating state

Link: https://www.phparch.com/magazine/2018-2/july/

PHP.net:
PHP 7.1.19 Released
Jun 25, 2018 @ 12:53:43

The main PHP.net site has announced the release of the latest version in the PHP 7.1.x series - PHP 7.1.19.

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.19. All PHP 7.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

This is a bugfix release with fixes in the CLI server handling, OpenSSL functionality and a fix for a segfault in the SPL. You can see the full list of changes (and related bugs) in the Changelog for this release. As always, the release can be downloaded from the main downloads page or windows.php.net for the Windows binaries.

tagged: php71 bugfix release changelog

Link: http://php.net/archive/2018.php#id2018-06-25-1

PHP.net:
PHP 7.2.7 Released
Jun 22, 2018 @ 10:27:45

The main PHP.net site has released the latest version in the PHP 7.2x series: PHP 7.2.7.

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.7. This is a primarily a bugfix release which includes a segfault fix for opcache.

PHP 7.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Besides the segfault fix, the Changelog also lists issues corrected in the CLI server, OpenSSL handling and SPL functionality. As always, you can get this latest release from the main downloads page (source) or from windows.php.net for the Windows binaries.

tagged: language release bugfix php72

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2018-06-21-2

PHP.net:
PHP 7.3.0 alpha 2 Released
Jun 21, 2018 @ 10:08:28

The main PHP.net site has posted the announcement about the release of the latest alpha for the PHP 7.3.x series: PHP 7.3.0 Alpha 2.

This is a development release and is not intended to be used in production. Several bugs were fixed including issues with:

  • command line output
  • a Mysqlnd truncation problem
  • Opcache
  • date interval handling
  • parsing files in the tokenizer

You can see the full list of changes and related bugs in the NEWS file section for the release. As always, this release can either be downloaded from the main downloads page for source packages or windows.php.net for the Windows binaries. The next release, Alpha 3, is scheduled for July 5th which should be followed by the official branching of 7.3 pre-beta.

tagged: language alpha release php73alpha2

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2018-06-21-1

php[architect]:
June 2018 Issue Release - Command and Control
Jun 13, 2018 @ 13:08:27

php[architect] magazine has announced the release of their June 2018 issue - Command and Control. This issue includes articles like:

  • "Domain-Driven Architecture With Commands and Events" by Barney Hanlon
  • "Pro Parsing Techniques With PHP, Part One: Simplifying Your Parsing Strategy" by Michael Schrenk
  • "Design Is for Designers" by Steve Bennett
  • "Self-Host Your Team’s Git With Gitolite" by Gabriel Zerbib

The usual columns are also back sharing tips for development leads, security, going "beyond PHP" and building APIs. You can check out the articles in this month's issue and pick up a copy on the php[architect] site. If you're interested to "try before you buy", check out this month's free article about Git and Gitolite.

tagged: issue release phparchitect commandandcontrol june2018

Link: https://www.phparch.com/magazine/2018-2/june/

PHP.net:
PHP 7.3.0 alpha 1 Released
Jun 08, 2018 @ 10:30:46

The official PHP.net site has posted an announcement about the latest release in the PHP 7.3.0 pre-release cycle: PHP 7.3.0 alpha 1.

PHP team is glad to announce the release of the first PHP 7.3.0 version, PHP 7.3.0 Alpha 1. This starts the PHP 7.3 release cycle, the rough outline of which is specified in the PHP Wiki. For source downloads of PHP 7.3.0 Alpha 1 please visit the download page.

Please carefully test this version and report any issues found in the bug reporting system. Please DO NOT use this version in production, it is an early test version.

For more information about the changes in this release, check out the NEWS file and the UPGRADING file for information on what needs to change between this and the last PHP 7.2.x release.

tagged: php73 alpha1 release announcement

Link: http://us1.php.net/archive/2018.php#id2018-06-07-1

PHP Roundtable Podcast:
Episode #071 - Extra, extra: PHP 7.2 released!
May 30, 2018 @ 11:54:45

The PHP Roundtable podcast, hosted by PHP community member Sammy Powers, has posted their latest episode: Episode #71 - Extra, extra: PHP 7.2 released!.

The next major version of PHP is here! PHP 7.2 comes with a nice set of upgrades, performance enhancements, and a brand new crypto library right out of the box. We discuss some of the features and breaking changes that we should be aware of before upgrading to PHP 7.2.

In this episode, Sammy is joined by Scott Arciszewski and Craig Duncan to discuss the updates in this latest version and how you can make the upgrade without too many things breaking. You can catch this episode either by using the in-page audio and video player, by downloading the audio directly or by watching the recording over on YouTube directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates on when future shows are recorded and released.

tagged: php72 phproundtable podcast video scottarciszewski craigduncan ep37 release

Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/extra-extra-php-72-released