PHP 7.0 RC2 Has 28 Bug Fixes, 250+ Commits
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 4 September 2015 at 08:40 AM EDT. 7 Comments
Just two weeks after releasing PHP 7.0 RC1, the second release candidate is now available for this gigantic update to PHP.

If you haven't been paying attention to PHP 7 development, the performance of it is about twice as fast as the current PHP 5.6 stable series, there's consistent 64-bit support, a null coalescing operator and combined comparison operator along with other new language features, and a ton of other improvements. PHP 7.0 is shaping up to be very exciting especially with the massive performance improvements.

PHP 7.0 Release Candidate 2 debuted this morning and it has 28 bug fixes, seven of those bug fixes are security-related, and overall there has been more than 250 commits since the previous development release. More details over at PHP 7.0.0 is about two months out from officially being released.
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