PHP 7.0 Beta 2 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 24 July 2015 at 07:50 AM EDT. 2 Comments
Just two weeks after PHP 7 decided to go into beta, the second beta release is now available for testing.

If you've been living under a rock, PHP 7.0 is slated to deliver much greater performance over PHP 5.6 (as much as 2x or more), consistent 64-bit support, various new language features, better handling of fatal errors, and other changes.

As far as PHP 7.0 Beta 2 is concerned, over the past two weeks it's just been a lot of bug-fixing as outlined by the NEWS file.

Those wishing to learn more about PHP 7.0 Beta 2 or to give it a shot in non-production environments can find more details at PHP 7.0 Beta 3 is scheduled to happen on 6 August while the actual 7.0.0 release will happen later in the year.
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