PHP 7.0 RC7 Released, PHP 7 Final Gets Pushed Back
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 12 November 2015 at 10:43 AM EST. 6 Comments
PROGRAMMING --
While the highly anticipated PHP 7 release was supposed to happen today, it hasn't as instead it's been replaced by another release candidate.

PHP 7.0 RC7 was released today rather than the official release. PHP 7.0 RC7 is the 12th pre-release of PHP7 and this newest version comes with seventeen bug fixes. Due to needing this unscheduled release candidate, PHP 7.0 final isn't expected to come until 26 November. So for PHP developers in America, this could be a nice Thanksgiving release.

Details on PHP 7.0 RC7 can be found via PHP.net. The primary feature of PHP 7 is significantly better performance but there are also new featrues like a null coalescing operator, combined comparison operator, consistent 64-bit support, and other PHP language changes.
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