PHP 8 is Released!

Give thanks! For PHP 8.0.0 is here… released just 40 minutes ago, today, Thanksgiving Day.

The official release notes are here.

There will be breaking changes.

Edited highlights for PHP 8.0 are as follows:

  • Union Types
  • Named Arguments
  • Match Expressions
  • Attributes
  • Constructor Property Promotion
  • Nullsafe Operator
  • Weak Maps
  • Just In Time (JIT) Compilation

When you get your code updated, PHP 8 will be the fastest and most secure option.

Fill your boots.

By Robin Scott

I'm Robin Scott, a WordPress and WooCommerce expert who, along with three other people, runs a business called Silicon Dales Ltd remotely, from a base in the North West of the UK (kind of near Manchester!). I enjoy using my talents for programming to track and interpret sporting, political or retail data - and therefore you'll see me posting some content in these spaces in this, my personal website. If you're interested to talk about leveraging this for your business (in sport, entertainment, retail, etc) please contact me.

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