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March 2013

Pick PHP Requirements for Packages Responsibly

Posted 2013-03-23
Category PHP
Which version of PHP to use for anything is always much debated in the PHP community. I'm luck enough to have kissed sweet goodbye to PHP 5.2 a while back, but PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.3 are both actively used by different projects and recently I have come across a few packages that have been using PHP 5.4 almost exclusively just to use short aray syntax, which to me is short sighted and selfish. I tried tweeting about this and everyone seemeed to be a little confused, so instead of 140 characters I thought I'd try 7051.

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Help test PHP 5.5 beta1

Posted 2013-03-22
Category PHP
Yesterday PHP.net announced the release of PHP 5.5 Beta-1. This is a great news after the concerns that merging Zend Optimizer would really slow things down, but the releases are still ticking along. So, what can you do to help out? Test it, without doing any work.

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