PHP

PHP 5.4.31 Released

php.net - Thu, 2014-07-24 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.31. Over 10 bugs were fixed in this release. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.31 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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PHP 5.5.15 is released

php.net - Thu, 2014-07-24 01:00
The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.15. This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.14. All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.For source downloads of PHP 5.5.15, please visit our downloads page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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Creating Real Time Applications with PHP and WebSockets

PHPBuilder.com - Thu, 2014-07-03 16:41
Explore the main PHP libraries used to create real time, bi-directional applications between clients and servers over WebSockets.
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PHP 5.6.0RC2 is available

php.net - Thu, 2014-07-03 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of the second release candidate of PHP 5.6. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is a bugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progress documentation or you can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0RC2 please visit the download page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. Our third Release Candidate should show up on the 17th of July. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
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PHP 5.5.14 is released

php.net - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:00
The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.14. This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.13. Also, this release fixes a total of 8 CVEs, half of them concerning the FileInfo extension.All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.Please, note that this release also fixes a backward compatibility issue that has been detected in the PHP 5.5.13 release. Still, the fix in PHP 5.5.14 may break some very rare situations. As this tiny compatibility break involves security, and as security is our primary concern, we had to fix it. This concerns bug 67072. For more information about this bug and its actual resolution, please visit our upgrading guide. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with this behavior.For source downloads of PHP 5.5.14, please visit our downloads page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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PHP 5.4.30 Released

php.net - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.30. Over 20 bugs were fixed in this release, including the following security issues: CVE-2014-3981, CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-4049, CVE-2014-3515. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. Please, note that this release also fixes a backward compatibility issue that has been detected in the PHP 5.4.29 release. Still, the fix in PHP 5.4.30 may break some very rare situations. As this tiny compatibility break involves security, and as security is our primary concern, we had to fix it. This concerns bug 67072. For more information about this bug and its actual resolution, please refer to our upgrading guide, section 4a. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with this behavior.For source downloads of PHP 5.4.30 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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Top 11 Best Practices for PHP Development

PHPBuilder.com - Fri, 2014-06-20 11:18
Right from its inception, PHP was widely used to develop web based applications. Since PHP is a scripting language, one must follow some rules while developing. Error reporting, DRY approach, Indentation and Use of whitespace, Meaningful and consistent naming standards, Deep Nesting, adequate comments, phpInfo() function, user input, Cache mechanism, extra variables, frameworks
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PHP 5.6.0RC1 is available

php.net - Thu, 2014-06-19 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of the first release candidate of PHP 5.6. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is a bugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progress documentation or you can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0RC1 please visit the download page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. Our second Release Candidate should show up on the 3rd of July. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
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PHP 5.6.0beta4 Released

php.net - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0beta4. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is a bugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system. The beta phase is officially closed with this release. A couple of RCs are to be expected, until we are confident that the release is stable enough for the final release. For that, we really need your help in testing and reporting any problems that you encounter. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progress documentation or you can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0beta4 please visit the download page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. Our first Release Candidate should show up on the 19th of June. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
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PHP 5.4.29 Released

php.net - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.29. 16 bugs were fixed in this release, including two security issues in fileinfo extension. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.29 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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PHP 5.5.13 Released

php.net - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:00
The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.13. This release fixes several bugs in PHP 5.5.12, and addresses two CVEs in Fileinfo (CVE-2014-0238 and CVE-2014-0237).All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.For source downloads of PHP 5.5.13, please visit our downloads page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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Exploring PHP Design Patterns

PHPBuilder.com - Wed, 2014-05-28 10:03
Design patterns provide a generic reusable solution to common problems. A design pattern is not a concrete solution that can be converted in to source code or a machine code rather it is a template which can be used to solve a problem in different situations. Design patterns help in faster development as the templates are proven and from the developer's point, only implementation is required. Design patterns not only make software development faster but also encapsulate big ideas in a simpler way. Factory Pattern, Singleton Pattern, Observer Pattern, Chain of Command Pattern, Strategy Pattern
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PHP Next Generation

php.net - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:00
When we aren't looking for pictures of kittens on the internet, internals developers are nearly always looking for ways to improve PHP, a few developers have a focus on performance.Over the last year, some research into the possibility of introducing JIT compilation capabilities to PHP has been conducted.During this research, the realization was made that in order to achieve optimal performance from PHP, some internal API's should be changed.This necessitated the birth of the phpng branch, initially authored by Dmitry Stogov, Xinchen Hui, and Nikita Popov. This branch does not include JIT capabilities, but rather seeks to solve those problems that prohibit the current, and any future implementation of a JIT capable executor achieving optimal performance by improving memory usage and cleaning up some core API's.By making these improvements, the phpng branch gives us a considerable performance gain in real world applications, for example a 20% increase in throughput for Wordpress. The door may well now be open for a JIT capable compiler that can perform as we expect, but it's necessary to say that these changes stand strong on their own, without requiring a JIT capable compiler in the future to validate them.The name "Next Generation" was optimistically presumptuous; in reality phpng is an internal project that we are working on, it is not a production ready branch that anyone should deploy, or judge as they would a release of PHP.The work on phpng, the doors it opens, the conversations it has started, the collaboration it is inspiring, are all worth getting excited about. But, we need to stay grounded, honest, and open; and say that there is much work to do in order to make the "Next Generation" a reality, this is only the start.
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Introduction to PHP Message Services

PHPBuilder.com - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:47
Learn more about the ins and outs of the main message services available in PHP--Semaphore, Gearman, and JMS (through Quercus and PHPMQ).
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PHP 5.6.0beta3 Released

php.net - Thu, 2014-05-15 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0beta3. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this is a bugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progress documentation or you can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0beta3 please visit the download page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. Our fourth and final beta should show up on the 29th of May. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
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PHP 5.6.0beta2 Released

php.net - Fri, 2014-05-02 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0beta2. As we entered the feature freeze with beta1, this release is almost exclusively a bugfix-only release. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! PHP 5.6.0beta2 comes with a small number of new features, including: Watchpoint support for phpdbgA new fetching mode to mysqlnd which uses less memory but implies more memory copyFor more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progress documentation or you can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0beta2 please visit the download page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. Our third beta should show up on the 15th of May. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
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PHP 5.4.28 Released

php.net - Fri, 2014-05-02 01:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.28. 19 bugs were fixed in this release, including CVE-2014-0185. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.28 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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PHP 5.5.12 Released

php.net - Wed, 2014-04-30 01:00
The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.12. This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.11, as well as CVE-2014-0185 regarding PHP-FPM.All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.For source downloads of PHP 5.5.12, please visit our downloads page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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PHP and Zend Engine Internals

PHPBuilder.com - Mon, 2014-04-28 12:02
Version 1.0 of the Zend Engine functions much like the heart and brain of PHP 4.0. It contains the process that provides the sub-structure and facilities to the functional modules. It also implements the language syntax, as well. The Zend Engine 1.0 is actually the second revision of the PHP scripting engine. It is still based on the same rules as the PHP 3.0 engine that was basically Zend Engine 0.5. Now it is permissible to migrate the path from PHP 3.0 to 4.0. The development has the same ‘state of mind’ as per PHP 3.0. We feel it is right time to start working towards a revision of the Zend Engine. It would also incorporate new structures and solutions to some of the most difficult problems faced by the PHP designer or developers
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Lambdas in PHP

PHPBuilder.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 03:24
about lambda expressions and lambda PHP functions, then step through different example--from basic lambda functions, recursive lambda functions, lambda functions in PHP arrays and in PHP classes.
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